Archive for July 23rd, 2008

Podcast 72: The Wood Report on the changes to the BVC – College of Law response – Charon QC

“Today I am talking to Richard de Friend, director of the Bloomsbury centre of The College of Law. Richard has had a long and distinguished career in legal education as pro Vice Chancellor of Kent University and, in recent years, with the College of Law.”

Podcast

Charon QC, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Canoe man and wife jailed for six years – The Independent

“John and Anne Darwin were each jailed for more than six years today for carrying out a £250,000 insurance con by faking his death in a canoeing accident.”

Full story

The Independent, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Library Newsletter

A new issue of the Library’s Newsletter is now available, in two formats: PDF and Word.

This issue contains features on the Royal visit and the historical background to the Royal Letters Patent granted to the Inner and Middle Temple in 1608; on new developments on the EIN (Electronic Immigration Network) and on Westlaw; and on CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute) and the Canada section of AccessToLaw. There is also news about Saturday and Summer opening, new acquisitions, and the BIALL Legal Journals Award.

To access the current newsletter, click on the link below and then select PDF or Word format.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.org.uk/newsletter/current/default.htm

Ministers speed up compensation for road accident victims – The Times

“People injured in road accidents will be able to claim damages more quickly under a fast-track claims process announced by ministers yesterday.”

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The Times, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Podcast 71: Wood Report – The proposed changes to the BVC – Charon QC

“Today I am talking to Jon McLeod, Chairman, Public Affairs – Weber Shandwick who acted for the Bar Standards Board in the recent report of the Working Group in relation to Review of The Bar Vocational Course. Jon McLeod went into public affairs in 1994, having spent six years in financial and legal journalism. His specialisms include: Parliamentary and lobbying campaigns, coalition building, national media relations, litigation and legal communications, and strategic counsel.”

Podcast

Charon QC, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

Related link: Wood Report on the BVC (PDF)

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Abu Hamza loses extradition fight – BBC News

“Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri has been refused leave to appeal to the House of Lords against his extradition to the US.”

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BBC News, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Fertiliser bomb plotters lose appeal – The Independent

“Five men jailed for life for plotting a series of bomb attacks to rival the 9/11 New York atrocities lost challenges against their convictions today.”

Full story

The Independent, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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