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Irma strikes BVI firms

18 September 2017By Gazette reporter

Firms recover from US hurricanes

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Election annulment 'momentous development' for rule of law

1 September 2017By

Kenya’s Supreme Court orders new presidential poll in a first for the continent of Africa.

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Newcastle civic leaders in talks to host civil justice

31 August 2017By

Local authority's courts lease expected to generate income to fund front line services in the city.

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High Court rejects bid to prosecute Tony Blair

31 July 2017By

Court says application for judicial review has ‘no prospect of success’.

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Cuts cannot have been intended to leave parents struggling - Charlie Gard judge

24 July 2017By

Mr Justice Francis says parents struggle to represent themselves, indicating that baby's parents should have had legal aid.

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Judicial reform law prompts protests in Poland

17 July 2017By

Amendment places National Council of the Judiciary under control of parliament.

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Law Society joins thousands in Pride march

10 July 2017By

Vice-president Christina Blacklaws among those marching under the banner 'all are equal under the law'.


Hack on track

10 July 2017

Colin, a legal assistant for the Amazon Echo device, was the winner at the online courts 24-hour ‘Hackathon’.


Hillsborough charges

3 July 2017By

Solicitor Peter Charles Metcalf, admitted in 1977, is among six people who have been charged with criminal offences in relation to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster and its aftermath, the Crown Prosecution Service announced last week. Metcalf acted for South Yorkshire Police during the Taylor inquiry into the disaster and the ...

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Lidington sworn in

26 June 2017By

David Lidington MP was sworn in as lord high chancellor of Great Britain last week, telling the most senior legal figures in England and Wales that he will be ‘resolute and unflinching’ in upholding the rule of law and defending the independence of the judiciary. In an apparent attempt to ...

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