Archive for March 27th, 2009

Sentencing statistics pulled again – Daily Telegraph

“Jack Straw is facing fresh ridicule after his officials were forced to pull sentencing statistics which had already been delayed once because of errors.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Retrial ordered for crash couple – BBC News

“A judge has ordered a retrial in a case of causing death by dangerous driving after a juror was overheard making comments judged to be biased.”

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BBC News, 27th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jake Fahri guilty of murdering Jimmy Mizen – The Independent

“An Old Bailey jury rejected the 19-year-old’s claims of self-defence.”

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The Independent, 27th March 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

FSA wins first conviction for insider dealing – The Times

“A lawyer and his father-in-law were today convicted of insider dealing in the first such criminal prosecution secured by the Financial Services Authority (FSA), the City watchdog.”

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The Times, 27th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lawyers finalising ‘sofa rash’ compensation bid – The Independent

“Lawyers were today finalising a compensation bid on behalf of more than 4,000 customers allegedly left with rashes and burns after buying faulty sofas.”

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The Independent, 27th March 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Canoe pair lose jail term appeals – BBC News

“Back-from-the-dead canoeist John Darwin and his wife Anne have both lost appeals against their prison sentences.”

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BBC News, 27th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Act of Settlement: a nakedly discriminatory law – The Guardian

“The Act of Settlement of 1701, which bars Catholics from the throne – or marrying the monarch, or princes in the line of succession – has become an increasing source of contention, with a series of attempts to abolish such a nakedly discriminatory law.”

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The Guardian, 27th March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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