Archive for February 23rd, 2011

More separating couples to be spared court battles – Ministry of Justice

“Anyone setting out to contest the terms of their separation in court will first be required to consider mediation, under a new protocol agreed with the Judiciary.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Torture inquiry is legally flawed, say rights groups as NGOs ponder boycott – The Guardian

“An inquiry set up by David Cameron to examine Britain’s involvement in torture and rendition since 9/11 is running into trouble even before it has begun hearing evidence, with human rights organisations warning that it will fail to meet the UK’s obligations under international and domestic law.”

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Oversupply of lawyers to drive down costs, says Green – Law Society’s Gazette

“The oversupply of qualified lawyers denied entry to the profession has led to a ‘burgeoning body of paralegals’ that will have a profound effect on solicitors and barristers, former bar chairman Nick Green QC said last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Library cuts in Somerset and Gloucestershire challenged – BBC News

“A High Court challenge is being launched over public library closures.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Appeal Court rules in favour of homeowner sued over “cowboy” builder accident – Daily Telegraph

“Home owners are not responsible for the safety of workmen on their property, the Court of Appeal has ruled, throwing out a Polish builder’s claim for compensation from a woman who refused to let him walk on her pristine white carpets.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

News release: More separating couples to be spared court battles – Ministry of Justice

“Anyone setting out to contest the terms of their separation in court will first be required to consider mediation, under a new protocol agreed with the Judiciary.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Julian Assange is very likely to be extradited, says Matrix barrister – The Guardian

“It is ‘very likely’ that a senior district judge will order the extradition of Julian Assange to Sweden to face sexual assault charges, a barrister at Matrix Chambers predicted this week.”

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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