Archive for September 22nd, 2008

Met police anti-terrorist detective jailed over credit card fraud – The Guardian

“One of Scotland Yard’s most experienced anti-terrorist officers was jailed for 10 months today after admitting credit card fraud involving tens of thousands of pounds.”

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Marine jailed for attacking woman who insulted him at masked ball – Daily Telegraph

“A Royal Marine commando has been jailed for 18 months for beating up a bank manager at a masked ball after she called him ‘baldy’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Q&A: Jean Charles de Menezes inquest – The Guardian

“Vikram Dodd answers your questions about the hearing, three years after the Brazilian’s death at Stockwell tube station.”

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Credit crisis sparks rush on divorce proceedings – The Lawyer

“Family lawyers are already seeing an increase in work as a growing number of women seek to secure assets as the economic boom turns to gloom.”

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The Lawyer, 22nd September 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

BAILII: Recent Decision

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Chilton-Merryweather v Hunt & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 1025 (19 September 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Bridge Trustees Ltd v Noel Penny (Turbines) Ltd. [2008] EWHC 2054 (Ch) (22 August 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

Another get-rich-quick scheme where criminals could quickly muscle in – The Times

“Whenever there is a new money-making venture it does not take too long before the criminal fraternity moves in. It is particularly pertinent in difficult economic times when even more people will be drawn into get-rich-quick schemes.”

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The Times, 20th September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Chairman responds to the Times on Bar’s diversity – The Bar Council

“The Chairman of the Bar has responded robustly to an article by Edward Fennell (At the cutting edge of advocacy) in yesterday’s edition of the Times. Timothy Dutton QC says in his letter that the Bar, rather than being stuck in a time warp, has led the way on issues of diversity and was the first profession to publish an equality and diversity code in 1995.”

Chairman’s letter (PDF)

The Bar Council, 19th September 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk


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