Archive for November 20th, 2009

Devoted husband who strangled wife in his sleep walks free from court – The Guardian

“A ‘decent and devoted’ husband who strangled his wife while he dreamt she was a intruder has been cleared of murder after the Crown Prosecution Service accepted he had not been in control of his actions but was not a danger to anyone else.”

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The Guardian, 20th November 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Royal Bank of Scotland loses landmark wheelchair access appeal – The Times

“The Royal Bank of Scotland has been ordered to carry out £200,000 of work to improve wheelchair access at one of its branches after senior judges ruled that it had breached disability laws.”

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The Times, 20th November 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Coroners and Justice Act 2009

Coroners and Justice Act 2009 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

New laws to aid global fight against bribery – Ministry of Justice

“The UK will further cement its reputation as one of the least corrupt countries in the world with new laws that will enable courts to tackle bribery at home and abroad more effectively, said Justice Secretary, Jack Straw.”

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Ministry of Justice, 20th November 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

‘Wicked’ grandmother jailed over dowry dispute – The Independent

“A ‘wicked’ grandmother and the two sons she ordered to kidnap and beat her estranged son-in-law over a £25,000 dowry dispute, have each been jailed for seven years.”

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The Independent, 20th November 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Legal profession set for historic reforms – The Times

“Barristers will be free to set up in partnership with solicitors or with each other under historic reforms approved last night by the Bar Standards Board.”

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The Times, 20th November 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Experts can be named in family cases – The Times

“Expert witnesses in family cases are to be named under the next stage of opening up the family courts to the media, although social workers’ anonymity will be protected, ministers have announced.”

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The Times, 20th November 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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