Archive for November 9th, 2010

Teacher who lost voice trying to make herself heard awarded £150,000 – The Guardian

“A teacher of English whose voice was permanently damaged as she struggled to make herself heard in the classroom has been awarded more than £150,000 in compensation.”

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The Guardian, 9th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Epilim test case: Menzies Campbell accuses Legal Services Commission – The Guardian

“The government’s legal aid body was today accused of acting as ‘judge and jury’ by withdrawing state funding from a test case by families of disabled children against a pharmaceutical company.”

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The Guardian, 9th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Classy action! A new breed of legal collective redress should be welcomed – The Guardian

“Forget whacky US litigation, a new type of class action should positively supplement current practices.”

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The Guardian, 9th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mental health patients face legal aid delay – The Guardian

“People with mental health problems are finding it increasingly difficult to get lawyers to represent them at tribunals because of changes to the legal aid system.”

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The Guardian, 9th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judge ‘was told murderer Jonathan Vass was violent’ – BBC News

“A judge who granted bail to a man who went on to murder his ex-girlfriend was told he was violent, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Practitioners grapple with issues of ABS-led future – The Lawyer

“With just a year to go before the implementation of the Legal Services Act, The Lawyer’s conference on alternative business ­structures (ABSs) today (8 November) looks set to ­highlight the key issues, with contributions from influential players in the debate.”

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The Lawyer, 8th November 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Heterosexual couple make second attempt for civil partnership – The Guardian

“A heterosexual couple will request a civil partnership – available only to same-sex couples in the UK – at a register office in London tomorrow, to take a stand against a system which they say ‘segregates couples according to their sexuality’.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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