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Archive for August, 2010

Online bullies beware by Neil Hodge

31.08.10

The recent conviction of three Google executives for breaking Italian privacy law highlights the need for new legislation to enable more effective policing of the web. Neil Hodge, International Bar…

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Online bullies beware by Neil Hodge

Six white officers to sue Met for discrimination

26.08.10

Six white officers from the Metropolitan police’s territorial support group (TSG) are to sue the force for racial discrimination, it has emerged. The claims follow acquittal of the officers after…

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Six white officers to sue Met for discrimination

Cats, dogs, children and old people…

25.08.10

Thirty years ago if someone had put a cat into a dustbin (bearing in mind that cats, at least the ones in my neighbourhood) enjoy rummaging in bins, it would…

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Cats, dogs, children and old people…

Family lose £735,000 in dream home scam

24.08.10

By Sebastian O Kelly, Daily Mail. Three months after paying for the property, Nick Christofi, his partner Sharon Griffin and their two sons should be settled into a large Tudor-style…

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Family lose £735,000 in dream home scam

Bribery Act Alert

18.08.10

The Bribery Act is due to come into force in April 2011 with a short consultation period which will begin and conclude some time before that date. The Act introduces four new…

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Bribery Act Alert

Solicitor stole thousands from victim of child abuse

17.08.10

A solicitor stole tens of thousands of pounds from his firm and clients – including almost £6,000 from a vulnerable victim of child abuse. Martin Davy, 46, is facing jail…

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Solicitor stole thousands from victim of child abuse

Damages awarded over hospital delay

13.08.10

A judge has awarded substantial damages to the family of a boy who needed his right eye surgically removed due to a delay in diagnosing his cancer. Diagnosis of three-year-old…

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Damages awarded over hospital delay

Sky to fight Skype over ‘Bubble’ trademark

13.08.10

By Marc Chacksfield Sky has officially opposed plans for VOIP service Skype to trademark its bubble logo, with Sky fearing that consumers may get it confused with its own. Skype…

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Sky to fight Skype over ‘Bubble’ trademark

An Interesting Case (and a warning) for Retiring Shareholders in SME’s

13.08.10

A very interesting case came in for my attention this morning. A  retired former shareholder/director of a private limited company was very concerned. Back in 2006 he had managed to…

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An Interesting Case (and a warning) for Retiring Shareholders in SME’s

Man’s arm severed in rotating valve

11.08.10

A combination of work-at-height and moving-machinery risks conspired in an incident in which a worker suffered a traumatic amputation of his right arm. Jedburgh Sheriff Court heard how, in February…

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Man’s arm severed in rotating valve

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