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Roger Pearson on a publican’s successful challenge against an unpopular lease Publicans from all over the country may head for the courts to challenge controversial business leases, which they claim have been imposed on them against their will, after an Appeal Court victory for a Norwich publican. Julian Maitland-Walker of Charles Russell, who spearheaded the […]

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Courts handling juvenile offenders have been given powers to review lenient sentences in serious fraud cases. New legislation under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act and coming into force last week, also introduces a pilot scheme for the use of electronic tagging in curfew sentencing. Courts will be able to impose long terms of […]

CITY firm Penningtons has taken on a marketing specialist for a newly-created post of head of business development

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In brief: Diggle back to work in one year

Angus Diggle, convicted of attempted rape, hopes to return to work as a solicitor when his one-year ban is up. Diggle, from Lancashire, who spent a year in jail, escaped being struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. Tribunal chair Barrie Marsh said that although the matter was serious, Diggle had served his sentence, paid […]

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