Times Law Panel debate: OFT plans to bring more criminal prosecutions – The Times

Posted April 16th, 2008 in company directors, competition, prosecutions, special report by sally

“The Office of Fair Trading is set to target more company directors for criminal prosecution in a bid to stamp out anti-competitive behaviour, a senior figure at the competition watchdog said last night.”

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The Times, 15th April 2008

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80 prosecuted since smoking ban – BBC News

Posted April 2nd, 2008 in news, prosecutions, smoking, Wales by sally

“Seventy nine people and one business have been prosecuted for flouting the smoking ban in the year since it was introduced in Wales, figures show.”

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BBC News, 2nd April 2008

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Prosecutors’ Investigation Code of Practice – Attorney General’s Office

Posted March 25th, 2008 in codes of practice, consultations, proceeds of crime, prosecutions by sally

The purpose of this paper is to seek stakeholder views on the proposed Code of Practice which provides guidance to the specified prosecuting authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on the use of the powers of investigation which are provided by POCA.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 19th March 2008

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Law chief ‘delaying Serbian corruption case’ – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2008 in attorney general, corruption, news, prosecutions by sally

“The attorney general, Lady Scotland, is using her powers over criminal prosecutions to delay another major overseas corruption case, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 12th March 2008

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Britain can’t afford to be corrupt – The Times

Posted March 11th, 2008 in attorney general, corruption, prosecutions, special report by sally

“The decision to stop the BAE investigation raises questions about the rule of law and fairness in deciding which cases to prosecute.”

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The Times, 11th March 2008

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Labour retreat over attorney general’s role – The Guardian

Posted March 11th, 2008 in attorney general, constitutional law, news, prosecutions by sally

“The government is poised to let the attorney general retain the power to stop prosecutions such as the corruption case against BAE Systems on national security grounds, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 11th March 2008

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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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Protest over prosecutions without lawyers – The Times

Posted July 16th, 2007 in criminal justice, Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions by sally

“Thousands of trials a year could be prosecuted by non-lawyers under plans for an extension of the powers of the Crown Prosecution Service’s lay staff.”

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The Times, 16th July 2007

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