Archive for October 19th, 2007

“Institutional” racism at solicitor watchdog – The Times

“Jack Straw is facing calls for a review of the solicitors’ regulatory watchdog after allegations yesterday from black lawyers and one of Britain’s most senior black police officers that it is ‘institutionally racist.’ ”

Full story

The Times, 19th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Winning hearts and minds – Law Society’s Gazette

“Life for women in the legal workplace need not be as bad as some would paint it.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 18th October 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Private eyes slam licensing scheme – Daily Telegraph

“Top corporate sleuths working in Britain are at loggerheads with the Government over its plans to introduce a cumbersome licensing scheme that they believe will hamper inquiries, raise costs and potentially endanger investigators.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 19th October 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina v Kennedy (No 2) – Times Law Reports

Preparation of heroin syringe does not constitute manslaughter

Regina v. Kennedy (No 2)

House of Lords

“It was never appropriate to find someone guilty of manslaughter where that person had been involved in the supply of a class A controlled drug, which was then freely and voluntarily self-administered by a fully informed and responsible adult to whom it had been supplied, and the administration of the drug then caused his death.”

The Times, 19th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication

Accountability of the Judiciary and guidance on the Judiciary appearing before select committees – Judiciary of England and Wales

“A paper on the accountability of the Judiciary and guidance to the Judiciary on appearing before select committees.”

Full paper

Judiciary of England and Wales, 18th October 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Diversity in the Judiciary – Judiciary of England and Wales

“Lecture by Mrs Justice Dobbs at Queen Mary, University of London.”

Full lecture (pdf)

Judiciary of England and Wales, 18th October 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Fraudulent emails involving chambers or members of chambers – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council has received many recent reports of fraudulent emails naming individual barristers acting in certain financial proceedings.”

Full press release

The Bar Council, 16th October 2007

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk


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