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Archive for January 24th, 2008

Law Society steps in…

The Law Society steps in to help protect International Lawyers
The Law Society, the Association of Muslim Lawyers and the Bar Council will call on the Pakistani authorities for the release and reinstatement of lawyers and judges imprisoned in Pakistan following the recent constitutional crisis.

Demonstration: The Solicitors’ International Human Rights Group (SIHRG), the Society of Asian Lawyers and Amnesty International are holding a demonstration outside Downing Street, from 12 noon to 2pm on Saturday, 26 January.

See Law Society website report | I am doing a podcast with The President of The Law Society on Monday afternoon about this initiative.

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Strange day…

Today a rogue trader at a leading French bank lost them £3.7 billion, The Sun has a story about dwarves hiding in luggage and then stealing items from other people’s luggage when the bus started moving, only to return to his suitcase before the end of the trip – AND a prosecuting barrister rugby tackled a defendant who tried to escape during court proceedings and kept his wig on.

You really could not make it up…

Fortunately…. I have some interesting and sensible news – I will post it (above) in a few minutes.

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Peter Hain resigns from Cabinet…

Peter Hain has resigned from The Cabinet after the Electoral Commission referred the £103,000 donations case to the Metropolitan Police.  BBC story

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