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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Lawyers in walkout over plan by UK government to cut legal aid fees

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 12:13am by GDN

    ... to reverse." Over the past year, judges have also signalled their concern about the scale of legal aid cuts. The courts service, however, views today as a "normal working day". The Lord Chief ... The Guardian in London Courts disrupted as barristers and solicitors protest over UK government's proposal to reduce legal aid charges by up to 30 per cent Lawyers in walkoutover plan ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland Yard could probe claim Bahraini prince tortured prisoners

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:17am by Reuters

    ... for torture. The request comes after the high court in London quashed a decision by the director of public prosecutions that Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa was immune from legal action owing to his ... Prosecution Service that the prince enjoys immunity from prosecution because of his royal status. Two High Court judges ruled that Prince Nasser's immunity in Britain should be quashed. After ...

  3. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London's Soho is gentrified as seediness is swept away

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Bloomberg

    ... organisation policy. The sale and purchase of sexual services is legal in Britain; brothels, soliciting and advertising related to prostitution are prohibited. The Metropolitan Police entered 40 ... flat in Brixton, scene of race riots in the 1980s, can cost £550,000 (HK$7.25 million). The property outfit created by Paul Raymond, the founder of the district's first legal strip club, ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Snowden journalist Greenwald launches legal action after partner’s detention

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 08:48pm by AP

    ... Greenwald The partner of the US journalist behind the Edward Snowden leaks launched legal action against Britain yesterday for holding him under anti-terror laws. David Miranda, a Brazilian national ... for the police. Number 10 was kept informed in the usual way," the Downing Street source said. The legal firm acting for Miranda, Bindmans, said it was challenging the legality of Miranda's ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Live streaming of child sexual abuse online a growing trend, Britain's crime agency says

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 09:06pm by GDN

    ... and new "legal highs" and the criminal exploitation of the legal trade in guns as among the fastest growing organised-crime threats facing Britain over the next one to three years. ... crime threat assessment warns of more cyberattacks on UK computer networks, including on government websites as more public services go online, as well as denial-of-service attacks ...

  6. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Scottish independence could boost London property market

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:52am by Bloomberg

    ... week that they plan to move their legal bases to England if Scotland votes for independence tomorrow. The latest polls show the referendum result is too close to call. "Whilst it's ... in values in the capital over the past year. Acadata and LSL Property Services said the average price in London is now £473,893 (HK$5.97 million), which compares with £185,496 in the rest ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Former BBC Radio DJ Dave Lee Travis convicted of indecent assault

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:20am by The Guardian

    ... crown prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service in London, said: “David Griffin, also known as Dave Lee Travis, indecently assaulted a young woman by touching her in a way that was not only ... south-east England, home he shared with his wife of 43 years in order to pay legal bills. Mark Castle, from the charity Victim Support, said Travis had added to the distress of his victim by accusing ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Hunt for survivors in Glasgow after helicopter crashes through pub roof

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 09:47am by AFP, AP, Bloomberg

    ... pub Emergency services were battling yesterday to rescue people trapped in the wreckage of a Glasgow pub after a police helicopter crashed onto it. Eight people were confirmed dead and 14 ... the pub heard a "whoosh" before the roof caved in and the air filled with dust and screams. The site by the banks of the River Clyde was cordoned off, with emergency service workers ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Bid to curb internet porn sparks freedom row in Britain

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... was buried Thursday after a nationally televised funeral. Just as in the United States, child pornography is already illegal in Britain. But citing widely accessible brands of legal pornography ... service, with customers wishing to view pornography needing to make a conscious choice to turn them off. Before the end of next year, most of the 21 million wired households in Britain will also ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain blocks extradition to US of 'Pentagon hacker' Gary McKinnon

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in London

    ... and rights campaigners began a series of legal battles. His immediate fate in the British justice system remained unclear. In 2009, the Crown Prosecution Service said that while the evidence against ... He has Asperger's syndrome and suffers from depressive illness. The legal question before me is now whether the extent of that illness is sufficient to preclude extradition. "After ...




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