Cohabiting couples warned to protect their property rights – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2007 in cohabitation, news by sally

“Lawyers are warning cohabiting couples to spell out in writing what share of their home each should get if they split up, to avoid expensive legal battles consuming a large chunk of their wealth. The advice comes after a landmark judgment last week by five law lords, setting out how the courts should resolve such cases.”

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The Guardian, 30th April 2007

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Lords to rule on care home eviction – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2007 in care homes, elderly, human rights, news by sally

“A company trying to evict an 83-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer from a private care home it runs is facing a legal battle in a historic case that could affect hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people.”

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The Guardian, 30th April 2007

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Judges to rule on justice ministry – The Times

Posted April 30th, 2007 in government departments, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“The Lord Chancellor’s officials are locked in talks with senior judges in a desperate effort to secure their backing for the new ministry of justice, which is due to come into effect on May 9.”

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The Times, 30th April 2007

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Corporate manslaughter bill risks being buried over let-out clauses – the Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2007 in corporate manslaughter, news by sally

“Home office ministers are struggling to find a compromise to save legislation that would hold company executives accountable for the negligent deaths of their employees.”

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The Guardian, 29th April 2007

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Top fertility doctor in £1m BBC libel fight – The Sunday Times

Posted April 30th, 2007 in defamation, news by sally

“PANORAMA, the BBC’s flagship current affairs show, faces being sued for more than £1m by Britain’s richest doctor after a “biased and irresponsible” undercover investigation into his fertility clinics.”

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The Sunday Times, 29th April 2007

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Gang culture ‘death and devastation’ must end, says judge – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2007 in gangs, news, young offenders by sally

“The ‘death and devastation’ resulting from Britain’s gang and knife culture was condemned by a senior judge yesterday as he jailed a teenager for the murder of a street rival. Judge Gerald Gordon told the Old Bailey that there must be an end to families being torn apart by youth violence, often prompted by trivial disputes.”

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The Guardian, 28th April 2007

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Libyan terror suspects win right to stay in UK – The Times

Posted April 28th, 2007 in human rights, immigration, Libya, news, terrorism by sally

“A Home Office plan to deport terror suspects back to Libya is in tatters today, after an immigration court ruled that they could face an unfair trial and even torture if sent home.”

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The Times, 27th April 2007

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Girl awarded £1.1 million against father – The Times

Posted April 28th, 2007 in damages, news, personal injuries by sally

“A girl was today awarded £1.1 million against her father after she suffered “catastrophic” injuries when she was thrown through the windscreen of a car driven by him.”

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The Times, 27th April 2007

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Sunday Times protected by Parliamentary privilege, says High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 27th, 2007 in defamation, news, parliamentary privilege by sally

“The Sunday Times did not libel a man accused of ‘association with the IRA’s dirty money’ in an investigation into his business interests, the High Court ruled on Wednesday.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th April 2007

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Senior judge hits out at knife culture – Reuters

Posted April 27th, 2007 in gangs, news, young offenders by sally

“A senior judge has criticised the growing knife culture for causing ‘death and devastation’ as he sentenced a teenager for the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy on a south London estate.”

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Reuters, 27th April 2007

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BBC wins battle to withhold Middle East report – The Times

Posted April 27th, 2007 in freedom of information, media, news by sally

“The BBC has won a High Court bid to overturn an information tribunal’s decision that gave a member of the public access to an internal report on the corporations’ [sic] Middle East coverage.”

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The Times, 27th April 2007

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Judge attacks ‘time-wasting’ bank – BBC News

Posted April 27th, 2007 in banking, costs, news by sally

“A judge has ordered Lloyds TSB to pay the costs of a customer who sued for the return of overdraft fees, because the bank had wasted the court’s time.” 

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BBC News, 27th April 2007

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Priory to offer stressed lawyers executive rehab – Legal Week

Posted April 27th, 2007 in news by sally

“Stressed-out lawyers are the target of a new initiative from mental healthcare body The Priory Group, best known for providing up-market rehab facilities for celebrities.”

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Legal Week, 27th April 2007

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Conviction rate falls to 11% in cases of construction deaths – The Times

Posted April 27th, 2007 in health & safety, news by sally

“Convictions of companies for construction site deaths have fallen by 75 per cent, although the number of building workers being killed has risen, according to a study for Ucatt, the construction union.”

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The Times, 27th April 2007

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MPs to debate info exemption bid – BBC News

Posted April 27th, 2007 in freedom of information, news, parliament by sally

“Debate on the controversial bill to exempt MPs from freedom of information laws has been delayed until May.” 

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BBC News, 27th April 2007

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UK terror suspects win key ruling – BBC News

Posted April 27th, 2007 in human rights, immigration, Libya, news, terrorism by sally

“Two Libyan terror suspects have won an appeal against deportation from the UK in a major defeat for the government.” 

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BBC News, 27th April 2007

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Know your chambers: A closer inspection – Legal Week

Posted April 27th, 2007 in barristers, news by sally

“The traditional Chancery versus commercial divide is narrower than ever – meaning research into each chambers is essential to understand their specialisms, says Dominic Carman.”

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Legal Week, 26th April 2007

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Sky is abusing its position to destroy us, says Virgin – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2007 in competition, media, news by sally

“Cable TV operator Virgin Media has accused Rupert Murdoch’s BSkyB of trying to weaken and eventually eliminate it with anti-competitive behaviour, according to high court papers filed against the satellite broadcaster.”

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The Guardian, 27th April 2007

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A new lease of life – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 27th, 2007 in landlord & tenant, solicitors by sally

“Major changes are afoot in Landlord and Tenant work – whether it is residential or commercial, writes Grania Langdon-Down.” 

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th April 2007

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Claimant PI lawyers hail Falconer plan – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 27th, 2007 in news, personal injuries, small claims by sally

“Lord Falconer stunned lawyers last week by unexpectedly announcing that the small claims limit for personal injury cases would remain unchanged.” 

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th April 2007

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