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Month: May 2017


Leigh Day's Iraq conduct in the firing line.

Three human rights lawyers from firm Leigh Day have appeared before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) accused of knowingly bringing false claims that British troops ‘mutilated, tortured and killed’ Iraqi civilians. Opening submissions from the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority (SRA) provide some very interesting insights. The al-Sweady inquiry, named after a 19-year-old Iraqi killed by British…

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Serious Fraud Office Deferred Prosecution Agreement with Tesco approved

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) have entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Tesco Stores Ltd in relation to the overstating of profits in their 2014 accounts.  This DPA follows similar agreements between the SFO and Standard Bank and Rolls-Royce Plc.  The agreement was approved by the High Court on 10 April 2017 and makes…

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Police to replace ‘insufficient evidence’ notification

Suspects in criminal investigations will no longer be told that they will not be prosecuted on the basis of ‘insufficient evidence’ the Home Office has announced. A consultation with the Police, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Attorney General’s Office took place following concerns raised that the current wording raises doubt on an individual’s innocence….

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Nigel Farage sued for libel by anti-hate charity

Defamation proceedings have been issued in the High Court against former UKIP leader Nigel Farage after he accused the charity Hope not Hate of being ‘violent and undemocratic’.  The allegation was made on 20 December 2016 on LBC radio’s breakfast show. Mr Farage made the allegation after being questioned by LBC breakfast host, Nick Ferrari about…

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