Archive for August 4th, 2009

Judge to be investigated after outburst – The Independent

“A judge who described Britain’s immigration system as ‘completely lax’ is to face an official investigation, it was revealed today.”

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The Independent, 4th August 2009

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SFO adopts aggressive approach on banking fraud – The Times

“The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched a series of investigations into UK-based banks to establish whether they fraudulently mis-sold complex financial products in the run-up to the global banking crisis.”

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The Times, 4th August 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Prosecutors handed G20 death file – BBC News

“Prosecutors have been handed a file of evidence about the death of Ian Tomlinson during the G20 protests in London in April.”

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BBC News, 4th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Attorney General Reference No 23 of 2009 [2009] EWCA Crim 1683 (07 July 2009)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Dias [2009] EWCA Civ 807 (31 July 2009)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Occlutech GmbH v Aga Medical Corp [2009] EWHC 2013 (Ch) (31 July 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

Suicide guidance will apply to UK – BBC News

“Guidelines on assisted suicide will apply in the UK as well as overseas, the Director of Public Prosecutions has confirmed.”

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BBC News, 4th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Torture complicity’: Key cases – BBC News

“A report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights has accused ministers of trying to avoid Parliamentary scrutiny in relation to a string of allegations of British complicity in the torture of terrorism suspects abroad. The report by MPs and peers lists a number of key cases that link the British intelligence and security agencies with claims of mistreatment.”

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BBC News, 4th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judicial Response to the publication of the Attorney General’s unduly lenient referral statistics – Judiciary of England and Wales

“The Deputy Head of Criminal Justice, Lord Justice Thomas, has responded to the release of statistics today by the Attorney General’s office. The figures report the number of cases where the Attorney General asked the Court of Appeal to decide whether a sentence imposed by the Crown Court was unduly lenient.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 4th August 2009

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk


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