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When Sharia law meets the law of the land

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Dr Zaid Al-Saffar, a hospital consultant in the Midlands, yesterday had his appeal to overturn a Judgment made in his divorce proceedings dismissed by the Appeal Court. More …

Loss of defendant cost orders for regulatory crime

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Companies will no longer be able to recover their legal costs if acquitted in the criminal courts. More …

Christopher Waite v Paccar Financial Plc [2012] EWCA Civ 901

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The Court of Appeal has recently confirmed, in a dispute over a hirer's liability following sale of an asset after expiration of a period of hire, just how important it is to stick to the terms of your own agreement. More …

Warning for schools as large fine handed out due to asbestos exposure

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Schools were reminded again of the need to have adequate management plans for the control of asbestos and for the need to carry out appropriate asbestos surveys when undertaking maintenance work as a school found itself receiving a large fine in Dorchester Crown Court recently. More …

Foreign and Commonwealth Office releases findings of British Behaviour Abroad Report 2012

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The FCO has released findings of its British Behaviour Abroad Report which shows a notable increase of 3% in the number of British people requiring consular assistance while travelling abroad. More …