Silencing hatred – Law Society’s Gazette

“Although the Race and Religious Hatred Act was passed 18 months ago it has yet to be brought into force. The many who regard it as superfluous fear it will be soon. Polly Botsford reports.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th June 2007

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‘Problem break-ups’ of online couples – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 8th, 2007 in divorce, internet, marriage, news by sally

“The marriages of couples who meet on the internet are posing a problem for the courts when they go wrong, a senior judge said yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th June 2007

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Lords agree to hear Norris extradition appeal – The Times

Posted June 8th, 2007 in appeals, extradition, news by sally

“Ian Norris, the former chief executive of Morgan Crucible who is fighting extradition to the US on price-fixing charges, was thrown a lifeline today as the UK’s highest court agreed to consider his case.”

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The Times, 7th June 2007

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Limiting the number of BVC students will “not improve quality” – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 8th, 2007 in barristers, legal education, news by sally

“Limiting student numbers on the bar vocational course (BVC) and requiring students to have a 2:1 will not improve quality or diversity among barristers, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th June 2007

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LSC to be responsible for withdrawing lawyers causing unnecessary trail delays – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 8th, 2007 in costs, delay, legal aid, legal profession, news by sally

“Plans for judges to sack lawyers who cause unnecessary delays in very high-cost cases (VHCCs) have been revised following concerns raised by the Law Society and the Bar Council.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th June 2007

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Bill changes face reversal – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 8th, 2007 in legal services, news by sally

“The government this week pledged to reverse the major amendments made to the Legal Services Bill in the House of Lords, accusing peers of losing sight of consumers’ interests”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th June 2007

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Give new fathers a month off work with pay, says minister – The Times

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

“New fathers would be able to spend a month off work with their babies under a proposal by the Minister for Children to double the length of paternity leave.”

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The Times, 8th June 2007

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Reid admits the police cannot take prints from terror suspects – The Times

Posted June 8th, 2007 in DNA, fingerprints, news, police, terrorism by sally

“Police are not allowed to take fingerprints or DNA samples from terrorism suspects held under control orders because of a loophole in antiterrorism laws, it emerged yesterday.”

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The Times, 8th June 2007

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Hunters fined for illegal pursuit of deer – The Times

Posted June 8th, 2007 in hunting, news by sally

“Animal rights campaigners claimed victory yesterday as two men were convicted of illegally hunting deer with dogs.”

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The Times, 8th June 2007

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Yet another regulator to monitor care homes and trusts – The Times

Posted June 8th, 2007 in care homes, hospitals, news by sally

“Underperforming NHS trusts and care homes face fines and closure under powers for a new health and social care watchdog, a leaked government document suggests.”

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The Times, 8th June 2007

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Timeshare law to be strengthened to close holiday club loophole – The Guardian

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

“Plans to stamp out holiday clubs – a burgeoning variation on timeshare scams which has left hundreds of thousands of British holidaymakers out of pocket – were unveiled by the European Commission yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 8th June 2007

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Legal Services Bill launches pilot amendments scheme – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 7th, 2007 in bills, news, parliament by sally

“The Legal Services Bill has been selected as the pilot bill to examine how explanatory statements for amendments to bills will work in practice. The first explanatory statements were made today, 7 June.”

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Ministry of Justice Announcement, 7th June 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Family sues MoD over Iraq death – BBC News

Posted June 7th, 2007 in armed forces, damages, news by sally

“The family of an Iraqi man who was beaten to death while in British military custody are suing the Ministry of Defence.”

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BBC News, 7th June 2007

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Plan for police ‘stop and question’ powers dropped – The Guardian

Posted June 7th, 2007 in news, police, stop and search by sally

“Public outcry and a cabinet revolt over controversial plans to give the police “stop and question” powers have forced ministers to sideline the proposal days after it emerged.”

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The Guardian, 7th June 2007

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Law: Scots take aim across the border – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 7th, 2007 in barristers, news, Scotland by sally

“Imagine a system in which everyone who passes the Bar exams is guaranteed a job as a barrister. That would be a drastic change: nobody can practise at the English Bar without first spending time in chambers as a pupil, and there are pupillages available for only between a third and a quarter of those students who get through the Bar’s compulsory vocational course.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th June 2007

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Child payment defaulters face credit rating penalty – The Guardian

Posted June 7th, 2007 in child support, news by sally

“Parents who refuse to pay maintenance to their families could struggle to obtain mortgages and loans, the government warned yesterday, as it published a bill to replace the troubled Child Support Agency.”

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The Guardian, 7th June 2007

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Gangs moving into environment crime – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 7th, 2007 in environmental protection, news by sally

“International crime syndicates are making fortunes out of environmental and wildlife crime, a watchdog group claims.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th June 2007

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Lords vote to lift pension payout – BBC News

Posted June 7th, 2007 in news, pensions by sally

“The Government has failed to stop the House of Lords voting to increase the compensation given to some people whose company pension schemes have collapsed.”

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BBC News,  6th June 2007

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Government rejects legal services call despite City giants’ campaign – Legal Week

Posted June 7th, 2007 in legal services, news by sally

“The Government is set to reject key amendments to the Legal Services Bill (LSB) in a move that looks certain to stoke mounting unrest in the legal profession”

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Legal week, 7th June 2007

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Reid to unveil anti-terror plans – BBC News

Posted June 7th, 2007 in news, terrorism by sally

“Home Secretary John Reid is due to outline a series of tougher anti-terrorism measures which he hopes to win cross-party agreement on.”

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BBC News, 7th June 2007

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