Archive for November 23rd, 2009

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Police pay compensation to De Menezes family – The Guardian

“The family of Jean Charles de Menezes have revealed they have agreed a compensation deal with the Metropolitan police.”

Full story

The Guardian, 23rd November 2009


File-sharer disconnection law published to continuing opposition –

“The Government has published the legislation which would force internet service providers to disconnect internet connections used by alleged file sharers without a court order. The Digital Economy Bill contains the controversial provisions.”

Full story, 23rd November 2009


College of Law Inside Track Podcast: Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions – Charon QC

“I talk to Keir Starmer QC the Director of Public Prosecutions about the role of the DPP, the recently issued guidelines on assisted suicide, the future of the Public Prosecution Service, the relationship with the independent Bar and opportunities for students and qualified lawyers in the service.”


Charon QC, 23rd November 2009


“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Birmingham Six: 35 years on from injustice – The Independent

“Thirty five years ago, the IRA murdered 21 in the Birmingham pub bombings. Six men were jailed for crimes they did not commit, and spent 16 years in jail before their convictions were quashed. But how was life on the outside? Jonathan Owen talks to Johnny Walker.”

Full story

The Independent, 23rd November 2009


2010 Election Results – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council have today released the election results for 2010.”

Results (Word)

The Bar Council, 23rd November 2009


Bar Council Welcomes BSB’s Decisions on New Practice Structures – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council has today welcomed the decisions taken by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) which will permit members of the Bar to supply legal services within new business structures. The BSB has approved the creation of Legal Disciplinary Practices (LDPs) and Barrister only Partnerships (BoPs). Any wider decision to permit barristers to work in Alternative Business Structures (ABSs) will be deferred until the effects of the transitional LDP regime can be assessed and following further consultation in 2010.”

Full story

The Bar Council, 20th November 2009


November 2009