14 October 2013
The EU formally adopted a directive on right of access to a lawyer. It will guarantee people facing criminal proceedings the right to the effective assistance of a lawyer, from the time of arrest through to the conclusion of their case.
Judgments in two high-profile defamation cases handed down on same day.
Legislation would revive measures lost in the 2017 Prisons and Courts Bill.
Innocent partners told they are allowed to rely on limitation defence after winning appeal.
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