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Month: February 2019


25.02.19

Dishonesty: professional suicide (unless you are a politician)

The three-month prison sentence of Fiona Onasanya MP has sparked a debate about whether politicians should lose their parliamentary seat if convicted of a criminal offence.  Ms Onasanya was convicted of perverting the course of justice by falsely telling police that her former tenant was the driver responsible for a minor speeding offence in July…

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Solicitor struck off for perverting the course of justice

A newly-qualified solicitor has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal following his conviction for attempting to pervert the course of justice.  Mohammed Riaz (also known as John Washington) was convicted on 1 September 2016 and sentenced to eight months’ custody. Riaz, who was admitted to the roll only a year before he was…

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19.02.19

Life 2009 Ltd -v- Lambeth London Borough Council: Statement in Open Court

A Statement in Open Court read before Mr Justice Warby in the High Court on 19 February 2019 following the settlement of Life 2009 Ltd’s libel/Human Rights Act claim against Lambeth London Borough Council can be found here. A press statement issued by Life is available on its website here.

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