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Thumbs up to murder appeal

The Law Lords have granted leave for an appeal in the case of Anthony Glasford Powell who, along with another, was convicted at the Old Bailey on 28 February 1994 of the murder of a small-time drugs dealer. He was jailed for life with a recommendation that he serve a minimum term of 20 years. […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 19/03/96

Test for recalling a life prisoner from parole R v Parole Board, ex parte David Adam Watson (1996). CA (Sir Thomas Bingham MR, Rose LJ and Roch LJ). Summary: Recalling a life prisoner from parole although no criminal offence was actually proved against him nor any breach of any condition in his licence established. Appeal […]

No place for self-regulation of complaints, says Sayer

THE LAW Society should consider washing its hands of complaints handling and allowing an independent body to take over, according to one of its leaders. Vice-president Robert Sayer has moved to reopen the complaints handling debate just days after the Law Society Council settled on a new-look complaints-handling body. At its council meeting earlier this […]

Price Waterhouse pulls in Pinsents partner for Europe

PRICE Waterhouse has appointed Paul Downing, managing partner of the London office of Pinsent Curtis, to head its network of European law firms. The move, which centres Price Waterhouse’s network in London, was announced last Friday to the Pinsent Curtis partnership. Downing will join Arnheim & Co, headed by ex-Hammonds Suddard partner Christopher Arnheim, in […]

Butler-Sloss gives AWB her seal of approval

AN UPBEAT verdict has been pronounced by the UK’s leading woman judge on the progress made by the Bar’s women’s group since it was founded five years ago. Appeal Court judge Lady Justice Butler-Sloss was one of the guests at the Association of Women Barristers’ fifth anniversary celebrations held last month. She told the group […]

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