Controls that stop dodgy dealers under threat – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 30th, 2007 in consumer protection, news by sally

“Anti-cold calling schemes which were introduced to protect homeowners from rogue salesmen on their doorsteps could be under threat.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th August 2007

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TfL unveils legal panel – The Lawyer

Posted August 29th, 2007 in law firms, news, transport by sally

“Transport for London (TfL) has awarded panel positions to a dozen law firms, with Eversheds retained to work specifically on the company’s mainstream work.”

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The Lawyer, 29th August 2007

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When e-money providers must verify identity: new guidance – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 29th, 2007 in electronic commerce, money laundering, news by sally

“The Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (JMLSG) has published draft amended guidance for electronic money. It covers products that are card-based as well as those that are entirely software-based.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th August 2007

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All of world’s biggest firms hit by typosquatting – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 29th, 2007 in advertising, internet, news by sally

“The world’s 500 biggest companies have all fallen victim to typosquatting. OUT-LAW research has found that the fast-growing trend of making ad money from web domains similar to famous brands affects all the world’s biggest firms.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th August 2007

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Appeal against UKIP donor ruling – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2007 in electoral register, news, political parties by sally

“The Electoral Commission is to appeal against a ruling that UKIP should repay only a fraction of £367,697 it received in ‘impermissible donations’.”

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BBC News, 28th August 2007

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US troops ‘won’t attend inquests’ – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2007 in armed forces, inquests, news by sally

“The US will continue to refuse requests for its personnel to appear at inquests into the ‘friendly fire’ deaths of British troops, a report says.”

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BBC News, 29th August 2007

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Serial A&E user given an Asbo – The Guardian

Posted August 29th, 2007 in ASBOs, hospitals, news by sally

“A man who faked drug overdoses so that he could use hospital A&E wards ‘like hotels’ has been given an Asbo restricting his access to health services.”

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The Guardian, 29th August 2007

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Court threat as prison officers strike – The Independent

Posted August 29th, 2007 in news, prison officers by sally

“Thousands of prison officers staged a national strike over pay today, plunging the service into a fresh state of crisis.”

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The Independent, 29th August 2007

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Soldier’s mother in legal battle over ‘insulting’ compensation for his wounds – The Times

Posted August 29th, 2007 in armed forces, compensation, news by sally

“The Ministry of Defence is reviewing compensation claims for service personnel suffering from multiple war wounds after an outcry over a soldier who was awarded payment for only three of his 37 injuries.”

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The Times, 29th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Is it time to rethink the ASBO? – The Times

Posted August 28th, 2007 in ASBOs, news by sally

“The town drunk used to be given a day in the cells sobering up. Now he can be thrown in jail for nine months.”

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The Times, 28th August 2007

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UK law firms hit by market turmoil – Financial Times

Posted August 28th, 2007 in law firms, news by sally

“Leading London-based international law firms are starting to feel a chill from the world market turmoil that may threaten the industry’s unprecedented profits boom.”

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Financial Times, 27th August 2007

Source: www.ft.com

Paedophile case appeal ‘possible’ – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2007 in appeals, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“The attorney general is considering appealing against the non-custodial sentence of a paedophile who admitted his crimes.”

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BBC News, 24th August 2007

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CCTV breast flashing case dropped – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2007 in closed circuit television, news, outraging public decency by sally

“Two young women who flashed their breasts in front of a CCTV camera have had a court case against them dropped.”

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BBC News, 24th August 2007

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Four out of five companies took no age discrimination action – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 28th, 2007 in age discrimination, employment, news by sally

“Fewer than one in five companies have changed their employment and recruitment practices in the wake of new anti-age discrimination laws, according to research by employment relations body ACAS.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th August 2007

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Church court says yes to mobile mast – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 28th, 2007 in ecclesiastical law, faculties, news, telecommunications by sally

“A church has been given permission to install a 3G mobile phone mast on its tower despite there being a risk that the mast will transmit pornography. An ecclesiastical appeals court has overturned an earlier order and allowed the mast’s installation.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th August 2007

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Guest cleared of wedding attack – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2007 in barristers, grievous bodily harm, indecent exposure, news by sally

“A barrister has been cleared of beating up a fellow guest at a wedding after a two-week trial.”

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BBC News, 24th August 2007

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Three teenagers guilty of murder – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2007 in murder, news, young offenders by sally

“Three teenagers have been convicted of murder and one of manslaughter over the death of 19-year-old Liam Smith who was shot outside Altcourse prison.”

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BBC News, 24th August 2007

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Convicted paedophile abused girl – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2007 in child abuse, complaints, news, police, sexual offences by sally

“The father of a four-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by a convicted paedophile said he intends to sue the police force over his supervision.”

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BBC News, 25th August 2007

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Child trafficking advice issued – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2007 in children, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Professionals working with children in Wales are to be issued with guidance on how to pick up on child trafficking.”

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BBC News, 28th August 2007

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The friend of the stars who fell from grace – The Observer

Posted August 28th, 2007 in barristers, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

“A barrister and renowned radio and television producer, who has worked with the likes of Anthony Minghella, Michael Frayn and David Mamet, is facing jail after being found guilty of attempting to pervert the course of justice. Bruce Hyman, chief executive of Above The Title Productions, has pleaded guilty to attempting to falsely incriminate the husband of a client he was representing in the family court. If jailed, it is believed it would be the first time that a barrister had been sent to prison for such a crime.”

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The Observer, 26th August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk