Law change call for bust builders – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2008 in building law, insolvency, news by sally

“Laws need to be tightened to ensure homeowners are not out of pocket when builders go bankrupt, the housing minister for Wales has said.”

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BBC News, 19th May 2008

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Barristers in family cases face big cut in fees – The Times

Posted May 19th, 2008 in barristers, family courts, fees, news by sally

“Ministers are preparing a fresh onslaught on barristers’ legal aid fees that will involve a huge cut in their pay rates for family and children’s cases.”

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The Times, 19th May 2008

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Hammer-blow murderer can ask for parole after judge overturns life sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 19th, 2008 in murder, news, parole, sentencing by sally

“Reginald Wilson, currently serving life for slaughtering Teesside skin specialist, David Birkett, can ask the Parole Board to free him next month after a top judge overturned his ‘whole life’ jail tariff yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2008

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Human Fertilisation Bill has been hijacked, says Health minister – The Independent

Posted May 19th, 2008 in abortion, news by sally

“Dawn Primarolo, the Public Health minister, has accused MPs campaigning for a stricter law on abortion of having a hidden agenda which aims ultimately to prevent all terminations.”

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The Independent, 19th May 2008

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Police contest liability in death threat cases – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2008 in intimidation, negligence, news, police by sally

“Two police forces are fighting attempts to hold them legally liable for failing to protect the victims of death threats in an important human rights hearing which starts today in the Lords.”

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The Guardian, 19th May 2008

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Justice for children on trial – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 19th, 2008 in special report, young offenders, youth courts by sally

“Children’s author Anthony Horowitz spends a day in a juvenile court looking for some good news behind the recent horror stories.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th May 2008

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Gay group’s anger at Tory amendment to IVF Bill – The Independent

Posted May 19th, 2008 in assisted reproduction, embryology, homosexuality, news by sally

“Gay campaigners criticised the Conservative Party last night after its health spokesmen attempted to force women to give the name of their sperm donor before being allowed IVF treatment.”

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The Independent, 18th May 2008

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QC applications slump again in 2008 – Legal Week

Posted May 19th, 2008 in news, queen's counsel by sally

“The QC appointments process for 2008 has got off to a rocky start after it was revealed this week that applications for the elite kitemark have fallen by more than a quarter from last year’s figure.”

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Legal Week, 16th May 2008

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Offender expert jailed over porn – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2008 in news, pornography, sentencing by sally

“A man who helped set up a Government database of violent sex offenders has been jailed on child pornography charges.”

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BBC News, 16th May 2008

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Registrar sues for right not to marry gays – Daily Telegraph

“A registrar is taking her employer to a tribunal this week to determine whether she can refuse to officiate at homosexual ‘weddings’ because of her religious beliefs.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th May 2008

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Guardian serves its defence on supermarket chain Tesco – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2008 in defamation, news, stamp duty by sally

“The Guardian yesterday made a formal offer of amends to the supermarket chain Tesco over reports which had claimed that the company had set up an elaborate complex of offshore companies to avoid paying up to £1bn of corporation tax on a series of property deals. But the newspaper made it clear that it would strenuously defend a malicious falsehood claim by the company.”

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The Guardian, 17th May 2008

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Woman jailed for smuggling baby – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2008 in children, immigration, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“A Nigerian woman has been jailed for 26 months for bringing a child illegally into the UK.”

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BBC News, 16th May 2008

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Video games cause violence, most children admit to Ofcom – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 19th, 2008 in children, news, video games, violence by sally

“Most children believe that playing violent computer games does lead to aggressive behaviour, according to a survey by the broadcasting regulator.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th May 2008

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Police face scrutiny over the arrest of radical jihadist who renounced violence – The Times

Posted May 19th, 2008 in evidence, news, terrorism by sally

“Media organisations will clash with Greater Manchester Police in court this week over moves to force them to hand over ‘evidence’”.

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The Times, 19th May 2008

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One in three back carrying knives – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2008 in offensive weapons, special report by sally

“One in three young people living in cities thinks it is acceptable to carry a knife in self-defence because violence is so rife, according to research revealed today. Teenagers and twenty-somethings have lost faith in politicians, the police or schools to protect them and increasingly believe they need to be armed to defend themselves against people of their own age. Nearly half said they knew someone who had been a victim of knife crime.”

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The Guardian, 18th May 2008

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Parents to sue over teenager’s MRSA death – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 19th, 2008 in hospitals, news by sally

“A family has vowed to sue the ‘filthy’ hospital where their teenage daughter died after contracting the ‘superbug’ MRSA.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2008

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Anti-Semitic violence nears record level – The Independent

Posted May 19th, 2008 in assault, news, racism by sally

“The number of anti-Semitic attacks in Britain has reached its second-highest level ever, MPs have been told. Figures from a charity show 547 such incidents were recorded last year, of which a record 114 were violent assaults.”

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The Independent, 17th May 2008

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Legal battle for airport begins – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2008 in airports, environmental protection, news by sally

“Conservationists have started legal proceedings in a bid to halt proposals for a commercial airport in Snowdonia.”

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BBC News, 17th May 2008

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Cherie Blair: it is ‘not clear’ whether Iraq war was legal – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2008 in Iraq, news, war by sally

“The legal case for the 2003 Anglo-American invasion of Iraq ‘wasn’t clear’ and ‘still isn’t clear’, according to Cherie Blair who admits that she thought deeply about the war.”

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The Guardian, 17th May 2008

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Second judge hits out at ‘petty’ Cherie Blair – The Times

Posted May 19th, 2008 in barristers, judges, news by sally

“Cherie Blair has been ‘petty’ and ‘spiteful’ in her memoirs, making her unsuitable for the judiciary, a former judge said this weekend.”

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The Times, 18th May 2008

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