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Bankers braced for new UK regulatory scheme from Bank of England

Bankers braced for new UK regulatory scheme from Bank of England | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
Tough new measures to be unveiled as City deals with new scandal after Lloyds fined £226m for rigging key interest ratesBritain's bankers are braced for the introduction of a tough new regulatory regime to be outlined by the Bank of England on...
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Charlotte Leslie MP to face donations error inquiry - BBC News

Charlotte Leslie MP to face donations error inquiry - BBC News | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
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The MP for Bristol North West is to face an official investigation for breaking rules over disclosing donations.
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Right to be forgotten is unworkable, say peers

Right to be forgotten is unworkable, say peers | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
House of Lords committee condemns regulations being drawn up by European commission and recent ECJ rulingA "right to be forgotten" enforcing the removal of online material is wrong in principle and unworkable in practice, a parliamentary committee...
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Law Society celebrates 65 years of legal aid - The Law Society

Today, we celebrate 65 years of fair and equal access to justice due to legal aid. (RT @TheLawSociety: #LegalAid is 65 today!
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Judge rules seriously ill boy, 13, can be treated against mothers beliefs - Telegraph

Judge rules seriously ill boy, 13, can be treated against mothers beliefs  - Telegraph | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
Teenager can be treated with blood products against the belief of his Jehovah's Witness mother (Judge rules seriously ill boy, 13, can be treated against mothers beliefs - http://t.co/yHP4YVZZDY)...
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Keir Starmer bid to become Labour MP

Keir Starmer bid to become Labour MP | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
The former director of public prosecutions has said he hopes to seek election in the Holborn and St Pancras constituencyFormer Director of Public Prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer has confirmed he will put his name forward to stand as a parliamentary...
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Homebuyers will need a £72,000 deposit if Tories win, says Labour

Homebuyers will need a £72,000 deposit if Tories win, says Labour | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
Shadow housing minister says it will be even more difficult for people struggling to afford a home if Cameron and Osborne remain in charge Homebuyers could need an average deposit of £72,000 to buy a typical home if the Conservatives get five more...
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The City's First Non-White Law Firm

The City's First Non-White Law Firm | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
Sarosh Zaiwalla became the first Asian to qualify as a lawyer in the UK he would hardly have thought he would one day be hiring a future Prime Minister (even if it was only Tony Blair) and also setting up the first "non-white" law firm in The City with a firm turning over £3 million.
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Judge Constance Briscoe charged with perverting course of justice

Judge Constance Briscoe charged with perverting course of justice | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
Barrister and author faces two charges in connection with case of Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce
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English law brings end to 'libel tourism' - South China Morning Post

English law brings end to 'libel tourism' - South China Morning Post | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
English law brings end to 'libel tourism' South China Morning Post London's reputation as the defamation capital of the world is poised to end after the enactment of a law that strengthens the position of respondents and puts a virtual end to...
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UK Corporate Update – Recent Cases Of Interest - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

UK Corporate Update – Recent Cases Of Interest - Mondaq News Alerts (registration) | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
UK Corporate Update – Recent Cases Of Interest
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In English law a breach of warranty gives rise to damages, assessed so as to put the claimant in the position it would have occupied had the warranty been performed.
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Hague and Cameron firmly deny UK government's involvement in Prism controversy | ITProPortal.com

Hague and Cameron firmly deny UK government's involvement in Prism controversy | ITProPortal.com | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
Foreign Secretary William Hague has denied accusations that GCHQ breached the law by obtaining information gathered on UK citizens through Prism.
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Legal Aid Cuts Could See People 'Taking The Law Into Their Own Hands' Says ... - Politics UK

Legal Aid Cuts Could See People 'Taking The Law Into Their Own Hands' Says ... - Politics UK | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
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Migrant benefits crackdown to be examined by EU

Migrant benefits crackdown to be examined by EU | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
David Cameron’s plan to cut benefits to European nationals is to be examined by the European Commission to check it does not breach EU law.
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He had sex with a witness in chambers, but judge can't be sued - Detroit Free Press

He had sex with a witness in chambers, but judge can't be sued - Detroit Free Press | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
W*USA 9 He had sex with a witness in chambers, but judge can't be sued Detroit Free Press He represents the father, Robert King, who claims McCree denied him access to a fair and impartial judge by having an affair with Geniene La'Shay Mott when...
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Tories keen to cut tax for rich again, says Ed Balls

Tories keen to cut tax for rich again, says Ed Balls | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
Shadow chancellor says Conservatives' economic plan is to cut taxes at the top and hope wealth will trickle downThe Conservatives are "champing at the bit" to cut the top rate of tax for Britain's wealthiest people further to 40p in the pound, Ed...
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'Big data must operate within data protection law,' says watchdog, 'and here's ... - ZDNet

'Big data must operate within data protection law,' says watchdog, 'and here's ... - ZDNet | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
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Malcolm Turnbull: ISPs should not have to sanction illegal downloaders

Malcolm Turnbull: ISPs should not have to sanction illegal downloaders | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
Communications minister says the best way to discourage piracy is for content to be more available and cheaper Continue reading...
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Europe adds Putin cronies, aide and bank to sanctions blacklist

Europe adds Putin cronies, aide and bank to sanctions blacklist | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
Expanded list of those subject to EU asset freezes and travel bans is unprecedented in its reach into president's inner circleThe EU has added three longstanding "cronies" of Vladimir Putin, an important presidential aide and a Russian bank to its...
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Home Office launches ad campaign against modern-day slavery

Home Office launches ad campaign against modern-day slavery | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
Prostitution, domestic servitude and agricultural labour targeted in national campaign to raise awareness of slaveryAn advert depicting people in Britain who have been forced into prostitution, domestic servitude and agricultural slave labour aired...
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Recent Immigration Rule changes and updates | Wright Hassall

Recent Immigration Rule changes and updates | Wright Hassall | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
A number of changes were recently made to the Immigration Rules including changes to the maintenance requirement for PBS Migrants and dependants as well as changes relating to Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the Points-Based System.
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Vicki Larson: Why Is No One Paying Attention To Divorced Dads?

Like many men of his generation, my father wasn't a very hands-on dad and so for many children of my generation, our fathers were somewhat of a mystery. Even now, we don't focus as much on dads as we do on moms.
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Sharia and the English legal system: the Government's view | Law ...

first, he wanted confirmation that there was “only one law in this country”;; secondly, he sought confirmation that sharia councils had to comply with “UK law”, including compliance with all equality and anti-discrimination laws ...
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French Universities May Allow Teaching In English

French Universities May Allow Teaching In English | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
PARIS -- In France, there's a brewing debate over whether to speak anglais in universite.
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Americans' Hollow Commitment to 'Rule of Law' - The Atlantic

Americans' Hollow Commitment to 'Rule of Law' - The Atlantic | UK Law and Politics | Scoop.it
Americans' Hollow Commitment to 'Rule of Law'
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As a nation, we suffer from a kind of Screwtapism. We are proud of our commitment to law and a Constitution. But the law we worship is hollowing out.
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