Bar Council calls on MPs to put consumers first – The Times

Posted June 4th, 2007 in legal profession, legal services, news by sally

“The Bar Council, the representative body for UK barristers, has called on MPs to prioritise consumers in any changes to the British legal system ahead of today’s second reading of the wide-ranging Legal Services Bill in the House of Commons.”

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The Times, 4th June 2007

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‘More inquiries’ in honours probe – BBC News

Posted June 4th, 2007 in news, peerages & dignities by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service has asked cash-for-honours probe police to ‘undertake further inquiries’.”

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BBC News, 4th June 2007

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Both sides in abortion row get ready for parliamentary battle – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“Both sides in the battle over abortion rights are gearing up for a test of strength in parliament to see which of them has the political muscle either to liberalise David Steel’s 40-year-old legislation or to curb what opponents of abortion call ‘two Dunblane massacres a day’.”

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The Guardian, 4th June 2007

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Seven new laws for every day of Blair as PM – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 4th, 2007 in legislation, news by sally

“More than seven new laws have come into force every day since Tony Blair came to power a decade ago, new research has shown.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th June 2007

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Criminals convicted by police jurors to appeal to law lords – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2007 in juries, news by sally

“Two convicted criminals who claim they were denied a fair trial because the juries which found them guilty included a police officer will take their case to Britain’s highest court next month. Their appeal to the House of Lords will be heard in July, along with a third case in which one of the jurors who delivered a guilty verdict was a lawyer working for the Crown Prosecution Service, which brought the prosecution.”

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The Guardian, 4th June 2007

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Firm to be sued over ‘torture flights’ – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2007 in extradition, news, terrorism by sally

“A former British resident being held at Guantánamo is suing a subsidiary of the Boeing corporation which he alleges was involved in arranging for him to be taken to secret American prisons around the world. Once there, he says, he was tortured.”

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The Guardian, 4th June 2007

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Supermarkets do not make law, says Gov – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 4th, 2007 in news, planning by sally

“The Government is facing claims that its planning policy, unveiled last month, was unduly influenced by the supermarket giants, which lobbied to scrap rules safeguarding Britain’s town centres.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th June 2007

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Prisoners‘ can claim thousands of pounds’ over delays to parole – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“Hundreds of offenders are being wrongly held in jail because the Prison Service is failing to meet the deadline for their early release on parole.”

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The Guardian, 2th June 2007

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Tesco takes on ‘sleepy’ solicitors – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 4th, 2007 in conveyancing, news by sally

“Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer, is plotting to take on high street solicitors by launching a property conveyancing service.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd June 2007

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Brown ready to strengthen terror laws – The Times

Posted June 4th, 2007 in news, police, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown indicated yesterday that he will take a tough line with counter-terrorism laws as he unveiled plans to extend the powers of the police and courts.”

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The Times, 4th June 2007

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Chagos islanders demand compensation from Britain – Reuters

Posted June 4th, 2007 in Chagos Islands, news by sally

“Indian Ocean islanders expelled from the Chagos archipelago more than 40 years ago want Britain to pay damages, their leader said on Sunday.”

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Reuters, 3rd June 2007

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Miller takes £5m divorce to Europe – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 4th, 2007 in divorce, news by sally

“It was a ruling that alarmed wealthy husbands across England by establishing London as the divorce capital of the world for wives.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd June 2007

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Ministers face legal challenge over jails crisis – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“Ministers are facing a legal challenge which could force them to plough millions of pounds into prison treatment programmes because inmates are reaching the end of their sentences but cannot be freed because they have been unable to attend compulsory courses that are a condition of their release.”

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The Guardian, 4th June 2007

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War hero gurkha wins visa u-turn – The Independent

Posted June 4th, 2007 in Gurkhas, immigration, news by sally

“The Home Office has reversed its decision to deny a visa to a former Gurkha decorated with the Victoria Cross, it was announced tonight.”

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The Independent, 2nd June 2007

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Child protection chief slated in paedophile treatment row – The Independent

Posted June 4th, 2007 in child abuse, news, police, sexual offences by sally

“A police child protection chief at the centre of a row about how paedophiles should be dealt with yesterday stressed that child sex abuse will not be tolerated.”

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The Independent, 2nd June 2007

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Record prison population drops – BBC News

Posted June 4th, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“The UK prison population has fallen by almost 200 from a record high, according to the latest figures.” 

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BBC News, 1st June 2007

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Bank test case needed, judge says – BBC News

Posted June 4th, 2007 in banking, news by sally

“Bank customers reclaiming overdraft charges in court will continue to face a lottery unless a test case is heard, a senior county court judge has said.” 

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BBC News, 2nd June 2007

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Imran Khan plans UK legal action – BBC News

Posted June 4th, 2007 in incitement, news, Pakistan by sally

“The Pakistani cricketer turned politician, Imran Khan, is due in the UK to plan legal action against another Pakistani politician, Altaf Hussein.” 

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BBC News, 2nd June 2007

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‘What gives them the right to hit a child in the nose?’ – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2007 in inquests, news, suicide, young offenders by sally

“At 14, Adam Rickwood became the youngest person to die in custody. This week, an inquest left more questions than answers.” 

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2007

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Invasion of privacy – The Sunday Times

Posted June 4th, 2007 in incitement, news, Pakistan by sally

“Police, baliffs, customs officers, firefighters, the Inland Revenue … A whole army of British officials have their own special reasons to deman entry to your home. But is the law always on their side? Richard Girling investigates.” 

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The Sunday Times, 3rd June 2007

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