Attorney general outlines ways to reform her job – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2007 in attorney general, news by sally

“The attorney general’s legal advice could be made public and the attorney could lose the right to take prosecution decisions under a range of options for radical reform of the job outlined by the government yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 27th July 2007

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Legal basis for war may be disclosed in future – The Times

Posted July 27th, 2007 in attorney general, news, prosecutions, war by sally

“The Attorney-General could in future have to explain before Parliament the legal basis for going to war, under reforms proposed yesterday. He or she could also give up any role in deciding prosecutions.”

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The Times, 26th July 2007

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Tutor sent to jail over ID fraud – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2007 in computer crime, identity fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“A university tutor who taught students about computer security and identity theft has been jailed for two years for identity fraud offences.”

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BBC News, 26th July 2007

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Tears as Shambo is led to slaughter – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 27th, 2007 in animals, news, slaughter by sally

“Police officers armed with bolt cutters had to be called in last night to help government officials seize Shambo, the sacred Hindu bullock wanted for slaughter.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2007

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Deadline set for decision on fate of Guantanamo inmate – The Independent

Posted July 27th, 2007 in immigration, news, terrorism by sally

“The High Court set a deadline yesterday for Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, to decide whether a terrorist suspect held at Guantanamo prison should be allowed back into the Britain.”

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The Independent, 27th July 2007

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High court to hear test case on ‘illegal’ banking charges – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2007 in banking, news by sally

“Britain’s high street banks and the main consumer watchdog will today go to court to seek a test-case ruling aimed at resolving the uncertainty over ‘illegal’ bank penalty charges.”

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The Guardian, 27th July 2007

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‘Rape claim’ father of twins goes to court over his parental rights – The Times

Posted July 27th, 2007 in children, news, paternity, rape by sally

“A man accused of drugging and raping a woman, and getting her pregnant with twins, is fighting for access to the children.”

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The Times, 27th July 2007

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Government kicks off review of Attorney General role – Legal Week

Posted July 26th, 2007 in attorney general, news by sally

“The Government has launched its formal consultation over the role of Attorney General in the justice system in England and Wales.”

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Legal Week, 26th July 2007

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Extremist students are sentenced – BBC News

Posted July 26th, 2007 in news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“Four students and a schoolboy who planned to fight British soldiers and die as martyrs have been sentenced by a court at the Old Bailey.”

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BBC News, 26th July 2007

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Grandmother ordered execution of cheating daughter-in-law – The Independent

Posted July 26th, 2007 in murder, news by sally

“A grey-haired ‘Godmother’ was convicted today of ordering the execution of her cheating daughter-in-law.”

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The Independent, 26th July 2007

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Kiyan’s killer given life sentence – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2007 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A teenager has been sentenced to at least 13 years in prison for the murder of the promising young footballer Kiyan Prince, who was stabbed to death outside his school gates.”

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The Guardian, 26th July 2007

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Revenue reviews the rules after couple win Lords case on taxing partnership – The Times

Posted July 26th, 2007 in dividends, income tax, married persons, news, small businesses by sally

“A couple who fought HM Revenue & Customs all the way to the House of Lords sparked a wide-ranging review of Britain’s tax system yesterday, after winning their landmark case.”

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The Times, 26th July 2007

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Small businesses cheer legal victory in landmark tax case – The Independent

Posted July 26th, 2007 in dividends, income tax, married persons, news, small businesses by sally

“Small businesses were celebrating victory yesterday after the House of Lords dismissed an appeal by HM Revenue & Customs in a landmark tax case, and gave the legal all-clear to a tax-saving arrangement used by thousands of husband-and-wife operations.”

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The Independent, 26th July 2007

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Course providers unlikely to be testing new-look LPC until 2009 – Legal Week

Posted July 26th, 2007 in legal education, news by sally

“Proposals to allow Legal Practice Course (LPC) providers to run a new-style LPC from as early as September 2008 look set to be delayed.”

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Legal Week, 26th July 2007

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Nine new councils to be created – BBC News

Posted July 26th, 2007 in local government, news by sally

“The system of councils in England is to be reformed, with the creation of nine new unitary authorities.”

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BBC News, 26th July 2007

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Falconer ‘slow’ to defend judge – BBC News

Posted July 26th, 2007 in judges, news, sentencing by sally

“Former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer was ‘too slow’ to defend a judge after government criticism of his sentencing of a Cardiff paedophile, peers say.”

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BBC News, 26th July 2007

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Cohabiting couples ‘should get rights’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 26th, 2007 in cohabitation, divorce, news by sally

“Cohabiting couples who separate should be given the same rights to each other’s wealth as married couples who divorce, according to Government advisers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2007

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Soldiers to face charges over private’s death – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2007 in armed forces, news by sally

“Three soldiers are to be charged over the death of a young private who collapsed after he was allegedly ordered to take part in a gruelling punishment exercise, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said today.”

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The Guardian, 25th July 2007

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Welsh assembly confirms death sentence on Hindu bullock – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2007 in animals, news, slaughter by sally

“It is cats that are supposed to have nine lives, but Shambo enjoyed more than the average bullock. The six-year-old Friesian was supposed to be slaughtered in May after he was exposed to bovine TB, only to be spared when his Hindu keepers argued he was sacred.”

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The Guardian, 26th July 2007

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Brown sets out sweeping but risky terror and security reforms – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2007 in detention, immigration, news, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown moved yesterday to dominate the terror and security agenda, grabbing a Tory proposal for an integrated single border force and then challenging David Cameron to accept that the scale of the terrorist threat requires an extension of detention without charge to up to 56 days.”

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The Guardian, 26th July 2007

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