Archive for December 17th, 2007

Sharon Beshenivsky killers denied sentence cut – Daily Telegraph

“Two men jailed for life for shooting a policewoman to death today failed to win a cut in their 35-year minimum sentences.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

How to … run a case – The Times

“Laurence Shore, Herbert Smith’s head of international aribtration, explains how to successfully manage a commercial dispute.”

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The Times, 17th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

£1,000 bond planned for visits by overseas relatives – The Guardian

“Families who sponsor visits by overseas relatives to Britain will first have to pay a bond, expected to be £1,000, under new immigration proposals out this week.”

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The Guardian, 17th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Collier v P & M J Wright (Holdings) Ltd – WLR Daily

 Collier v P & M J Wright (Holdings) Ltd

Where a debtor offered to pay part only of the amount he owed and the evidence showed the creditor voluntarily accepted that offer, and relying on that acceptance the debtor paid that part of the amount he owed in full, the creditor would be bound to accept that sum in full and final satisfaction of the whole debt by virtue of the doctrine of promissory estoppel.”

WLR Daily, 17th December 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed. 

‘Sex slaves’ win cash in landmark legal deal – The Observer

“Sex slaves smuggled into Britain are set to receive millions of pounds for their ‘pain and trauma’ after a groundbreaking government decision to compensate victims of people trafficking.”

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The Observer, 16th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

HSBC to offer first-ever Bar student loan package – Legal Week

“HSBC has become the first bank to strike a deal with the Bar Council and offer special loans to Bar Vocational Course (BVC) students, it was announced earlier this week (11 December)”

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Legal Week, 13th December 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

Norwich Union fined £1.26m over security lapse – The Guardian

“Norwich Union has been fined £1.26m for failing to protect customers’ personal details after fraudsters were able to steal £3.3m from policyholders, the City watchdog said today.”

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The Guardian, 17th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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