Don’t lock up criminals, says prisons chief – Sunday Telegraph

Posted June 11th, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“Most prisoners should not be in jail at all, according to a senior prisons official.”

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Sunday Telegraph, 10th June 2007

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Iraqi civilians bring abuse claims to the High Court – The Independent on Sunday

Posted June 11th, 2007 in damages, human rights, Iraq, news by sally

“Dozens of Iraqi civilians who claim to have been victims of abuse committed by British soldiers are set to bring a test case in London for punitive damages against the government. The legal action, which will begin later this month in the High Court in London, follows two courts martial in which soldiers were convicted of mistreating prisoners after the invasion.”

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The Independent on Sunday, 10th June 2007

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Bank claims deluge legal service – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2007 in banking, news, small claims by sally

“The government’s Money Claim Online small claims service (MCOL) is being overwhelmed by claims for bank charges.” 

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BBC News, 8th June 2007

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Paedophile review snubs Sarah’s Law – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2007 in children, criminal records, news, sexual offences by sally

“Proposals to allow the public open access to information about convicted paedophiles have been ruled out by the Government.”

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The Guardian, 9th June 2007

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Ministry must reveal advice to Prescott over controversial tower – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2007 in freedom of information, news, planning by sally

“The Information Tribunal has ruled that civil servants’ advice to ministers on major planning decisions should be disclosed to anyone who asks for it once the decision is taken.”

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The Guardian, 11th June 2007

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New pressure on Goldsmith after cabinet inquiry call – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2007 in corruption, fraud, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“Lord Goldsmith, the attorney general, will come under renewed pressure to explain how BAE’s payments to a Saudi prince were hushed up when the Liberal Democrats demand he answer a series of questions over his role in the affair.”

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The Guardian, 11th June 2007

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Unmarried couples get equal rights on ‘divorce’ – The Times

Posted June 11th, 2007 in cohabitation, news by sally

“Cohabiting partners who split up are to get similar rights to divorcing couples under plans to be outlined next month, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 11th June 2007

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Pressure mounts for war inquiry – The Independent

Posted June 11th, 2007 in Iraq, news, war by sally

“The Government will come under fresh pressure today to order a full inquiry into the Iraq war and the mistakes made since the 2003 invasion.”

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The Independent, 11th June 2007

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Court ruling on casino challenge – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2007 in gambling, news by sally

“A High Court judgment is due later on a challenge to government plans for 17 regional casinos across Britain.” 

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BBC News, 11th June 2007

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Revenue to take more litigious line over tax cases – The Times

Posted June 11th, 2007 in corporation tax, income tax, news, VAT by sally

“Revenue & Customs has officially declared war on tax cheats, telling individuals and businesses hoping for negotiated settlements that it would rather see them in court.”

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The Times, 11th June 2007

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Lord Woolf to head BAE investigation panel – The Times

Posted June 11th, 2007 in corruption, fraud, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“BAE Systems has appointed Lord Woolf, formerly Britain’s most senior lawyer, to lead an independent panel to investigate claims the defence company bribed high-ranking Saudi officials.”

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The Times, 11th June 2007

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UK mulls admitting wiretap evidence in court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 11th, 2007 in evidence, interception, news by sally

“The UK government is looking to make wiretap evidence admissible in court as part of its latest review of anti-terrorism legislation.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th June 2007

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Parents to see sex crime records – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2007 in children, criminal records, news, sexual offences by sally

“Parents will get the right to ask for details about people who are in regular contact with their children following a review of information on paedophiles.” 

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BBC News, 9th June 2007

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MPs to fight for abortion on demand – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“Pro-abortion MPS are preparing for a bitter political battle in an attempt to bring in termination on demand in the first three months of pregnancy.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2007

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Judge and magistrates will hear flashing case – The Times

Posted June 11th, 2007 in indecent exposure, judges, magistrates, news by sally

“The trial next week of a Court of Appeal judge accused of flashing will be heard by a rare panel of a judge sitting with two magistrates because of the sensitivity of the case.”

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The Times, 9th June 2007

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Judge seeks law change to cope with bank fees cases – The Times

Posted June 11th, 2007 in banking, news by sally

“A judge in London has called for a change to the legal system to stop it being overwhelmed by up to a million bank-charge cases.”

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The Times, 9th June 2007

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Bank charges farce requires higher intervention – The Times

Posted June 11th, 2007 in banking, news by sally

“District Judge Stephen Gerlis explains why there needs to be a test case over unauthorised bank charges.” 

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The Times, 7th June 2007

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Britain “smothered” with EU laws – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2007 in EC law, news by sally

“Britain is being “smothered” with EU laws, imposed without proper debate, say peers behind a bid to investigate the effects and cost of EU membership.”

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BBC News, 7th June 2007

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Extended paternity leave rejected – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2007 in flexible working, news by sally

“The government has rejected Children’s Minister Beverley Hughes’ call to extend paternity leave to four weeks.”

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BBC News, 8th June 2007

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Commons to debate Shipman case – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2007 in doctors, murder, news, parliament by sally

“Mass murderer Harold Shipman is to be the subject of an MPs’ debate this month, the government has said.”

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BBC News, 7th June 2007

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