Outcry over move to seize bank assets – Financial Times

Posted July 6th, 2007 in banking, news, tax evasion by sally

“Scores of tax consultants on Thursday rushed to condemn the proposal drawn up by Revenue & Customs that could allow the seizure of unpaid taxes from people’s bank accounts without a court order.”

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Financial Times,  6th July 2007

Source: www.ft.com

Battle over control orders goes to Lords – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2007 in control orders, human rights, news by sally

“The government today launches a legal battle to try to persuade Britain’s top court, the House of Lords, that the control order regime, which it sees as a key weapon against terrorism, does not violate terror suspects’ human rights.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Richard & Judy phone company fined over “misleading” TV quiz – The Times

Posted July 6th, 2007 in media, news by sally

“A fine of £150,000 is to be levied on the phone company involved in the Richard & Judy phone quiz scandal – but the broadcaster, Channel 4, and the producer, Cactus Television, face a further inquiry to learn whether they will be punished.”

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The Times, 6th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Family will sue after daughter’s nursery death ruled unlawful – The Times

Posted July 6th, 2007 in children, homicide, negligence, news by sally

“The death of a 16-month-old girl at a nursery was the result of negligence so serious that it amounted to manslaughter, an inquest jury ruled yesterday.”

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The Times, 6th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

London firms dominate global legal market – Times

Posted July 5th, 2007 in law firms, news by michael

“City law firms are reaping record profits that confirm London’s dominance of the global legal market, according to research published today. ”

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Times, 5th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Man guilty of inciting murder at cartoon protest – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2007 in incitement, Islam, murder, news by michael

“A man who called for British troops to be brought back from Iraq in body bags at a demonstration against cartoons said to be offensive to Islam was today found guilty of inciting murder.”

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Guardian, 5th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Erskine Chambers’ Todd to head Chancery body – LegalWeek

Posted July 5th, 2007 in barristers, news by michael

“Erskine Chambers’ Michael Todd QC has been elected as the new chairman of the Chancery Bar Association (ChBA), the body announced yesterday (4 June).”

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LegalWeek, 5th July 2007

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Three jailed for inciting terror – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2007 in incitement, internet, news, terrorism by michael

“Three men who used the internet to urge Muslims to carry out holy war against non-believers have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 5th July 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Accountant loses bid to prove Royal claim – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2007 in news by michael

“A judge today roundly dismissed attempts by a man to advance his claim that he may be the illegitimate son of the late Princess Margaret.”

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Guardian, 5th July 2007

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The shambles over cybercrime – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2007 in computer crime, news by sally

“Despite the increase in online fraud, enforcement of the law is a mess since the dissolution of the specialist agency set up to fight it, says Pete Warren.”

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The Guardian, 5th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lords curb termination windfalls for commercial agents – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 5th, 2007 in agency, compensation, news by sally

“The compensation to which commercial agents are entitled on the termination of agency relationships can be significantly less than many agents currently expect, following a landmark ruling by the House of Lords today.”

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OUT-LAW News, 4th July 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Teacher suspended for secretly filming disruptive pupils for TV- The Times

Posted July 5th, 2007 in news, professional conduct, teachers by sally

“A supply teacher who secretly filmed pupils fighting, swearing at her and disrupting classes for a television documentary was found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct yesterday and suspended from teaching for a year.”

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The Times, 5th July 2007

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Snubbed Da Vinci Code judge must stand aside, appeal court decides – The Times

Posted July 5th, 2007 in judges, news by sally

“A high-profile judge was defiant last night after he was criticised severely by appeal judges for refusing to stand aside in a case in which he had ‘undoubted animosity’ towards one of the parties.”

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The Times, 5th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Tax plan to raid bank accounts of evaders – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2007 in banking, news, tax evasion by sally

“Tax evaders could find their bank accounts raided directly by the Inland Revenue, under a government plan to get back some of the billions in annually lost payments. The powers would allow tax collectors to bypass the courts and order banks to pay outstanding tax debts.”

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The Guardian, 5th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

“False” Asbo woman wins payout – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2007 in ASBOs, news by sally

“A woman given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) based on false allegations made against her is to be compensated by the council that issued it”

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BBC News, 5th July 2007

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Control orders challenge in Lords – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2007 in control orders, news, terrorism by sally

“The government’s controversial anti-terror control orders are set to be challenged in the House of Lords”

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BBC News, 5th July 2007 

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Demolished listed house must be restored – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 5th, 2007 in listed buildings, news by sally

“A millionaire who demolished a £2 million Georgian house to rebuild it as “something straight out of Footballers’ Wives”, was yesterday ordered to spend £500,000 on restoring it to its former glory. Andrew Hazell, 45, did not seek planning permission for the sweeping changes he made to his six-bedroomed, Grade II-listed home.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th July 2007

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Overdraft charges refunded – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 5th, 2007 in banking, news by sally

“The battle over bank charges entered a new phase yesterday after 37 customers had their cases settled out of court in their favour and a judge ordered banks to come clean over the true cost of the charges.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th July 2007

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Ministry of Justice ministerial responsibilities – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 4th, 2007 in Ministry of Justice, news by michael

“Following his appointment as Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, Rt Hon Jack Straw MP today gave details of ministers’ responsibilities.”

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Ministry of Justice Press release, 4th July 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Changes at body that selects judges – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 4th, 2007 in judges, judicial appointments commission, news by michael

“Lady Justice (Heather) Hallett, one of three senior judicial commissioners, has become vice-chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC).”

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Ministry of Justice Press release, 4th July 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk