Archive for February 18th, 2008

Early WMD dossier draft released – BBC News

“Foreign Secretary David Miliband has published an early draft of the UK’s infamous dossier on Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction.”

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BBC News, 18th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Paediatricians scared of giving evidence in court – The Guardian

“Paediatricians need greater protection from parents and the press or many will refuse to act in child abuse cases, an expert warned today.”

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The Guardian, 18th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sixth man charged over beheading plot found not guilty – The Guardian

“A sixth man charged over a plot to kidnap and kill a British soldier and supply equipment to terrorists in Pakistan was today found not guilty at Leicester crown court.”

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The Guardian, 18th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Law ‘reinforced mental health stereotypes – The Guardian

“The government today admitted its controversial new mental health law led to negative media coverage that reinforced the misconception that people with mental health problems are violent.”

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The Guardian, 18th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Catholic ‘sex and morals’ libel trial begins – The Times

“A libel trial involving ‘sex, morals and high church politics’ that may see the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales being called as a witness begins in the High Court this morning.”

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The Times, 18th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Pirelli Cable Holding NV and others v Commissioners for Revenue and Customs – WLR Daily

Pirelli Cable Holding NV and others v Commissioners for Revenue and Customs [2008] EWCA Civ 70; [2008] WLR (D) 48

“The United Kingdom tax authorities had not assumed responsibility for eliminating double taxation on the dividend paid by a UK subsidiary to a parent resident in the Netherlands or Italy in circumstances where the UK had not levied corporation tax on the dividend.”

WLR Daily, 15th February 2008

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.

R v K – WLR Daily

R v K [2008] EWCA Crim 185; [2008] WLR (D) 47

“The offence of possessing a document containing information ‘of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism’ was only committed if the document concerned was of a kind that was likely to provide practical assistance to such a person, rather than simply encouraging the commission of terrorist acts.”

WLR Daily, 15th February 2008

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.


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