Archive for August, 2008

UK considers Guantanamo man move – BBC News

“The government is given a further week by the High Court to consider its refusal to disclose material in case of a UK resident held in Guantanamo Bay.”

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BBC News, 29th August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

College of Law hits out at SRA proposals – Legal Week

“The College of Law has hit out at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) after the regulatory body proposed scrapping compulsory higher rights qualifications for solicitor advocates in favour of a voluntary accreditation process.”

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Legal Week, 29th August 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

Prison for BNP activist’s killer – BBC News

“An Asian man who killed his BNP activist neighbour in a dispute has been jailed for eight years.”

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BBC News, 29th August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Divorce rate at its lowest for 26 years – The Guardian

“The divorce rate in England and Wales fell to a 26-year low last year, government figures show today.”

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The Guardian, 29th August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ofcom begins inquiry into mobile telephone charges – The Times

“Ofcom, the communications regulator, has begun its first full-scale inquiry into the mobile phone industry in a move that could revolutionise charging for mobile calls.”

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The Times, 29th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The African Development Bank (Eleventh Replenishment of the African Development Fund) Order 2008

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments and Transitory Provisions) Order 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Attorney-General’s Reference (No 29 of 2008) (Jon Peter Dixon) – Times Law Reports

Attorney-General’s Reference (No 29 of 2008) (Jon Peter Dixon)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A non-custodial sentence for sexual offences against a child under 13 where the child had been a willing participant did not meet the essential fact that the law was there not only to protect children from the baleful influence of adults with an inappropriate interest in children but was also designed to protect children from themselves.”

The Times, 29th August 2008

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.


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