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City firm Allen & Overy refused to confirm or deny last week that it has been hired by two cabinet ministers caught up in the arms to Iraq Scott inquiry, as reported in the national press. The practice was said to represent William Waldegrave, former Foreign Office Minister, and Lord Howe, ex-Foreign Secretary. Labour pressed […]

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THE LORD Chancellor’s conditional fee proposals were cleared by the House of Lords last week despite a massive wave of protest which split the vote virtually down the middle. Only 105 Lords agreed the plans in their unamended form as 100 backed a radical amendment tabled by Lord Ackner. Ackner wants the uplift charged on […]

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