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Courts told not to spare the mentally ill

Courts told not to spare the mentally ill

The sentencing council has said that, if their condition is not to blame for their offence, criminals suffering from mental health problems should not escape justice.  The council urges judges and magistrates to assess each case on its merits because
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Billionaire family battles over its £16 billion fortune

Billionaire family battles over its £16 billion fortune

Mr Srichand Hinduja, aged 84, is suing his three younger brothers over controversy surrounding a letter stating that they all held each others assets. The brothers Srichand, Gopichand, Prakash and Ashok all signed a July 2014 letter stating, “assets held
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Lawyers attack decision to prosecute Caroline Flack

Lawyers attack decision to prosecute Caroline Flack

Prominent lawyers have criticised the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for its decision to charge Caroline Flack with assault. They claim that Prosecutors who doggedly pursued Caroline Flack on domestic abuse charges were more interested in getting a “high profile scalp”
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Sikh couple barred from adopting white child

Sikh couple barred from adopting white child

A British couple with Indian heritage were informed that they could not adopt a “white infant” because of their ethnic origins. Consequently they won nearly £120,000 in damages against adoption agency “Adopt Berkshire” after they registered with them in 2016.
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Lawyer protests over sexist rankings

Lawyer protests over sexist rankings

A row has broken out over the ranking of “top lawyers” in the UK as one individual refused to have his name listed claiming it under represented women in the profession. A leading authority on who are suggested to be
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