McKinnon lawyer: the fight will go on

The lawyer instructed by Gary McKinnon, the man charged by the US with hacking into Pentagon and Nasa computers, has vowed to continue her struggle to prevent his extradition to the US.

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O’Melveny reduces headcount by 200

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Birmingham chief: Law Soc consultation “waste of money”

The legal chief of the UK’s biggest local council has slammed a “poor-quality” Law Society consultation on the role of monitoring ­officers, describing it as a “waste of money”. Birmingham City Council head of legal Mirza Ahmad is refusing to take part in the appraisal. The Law Society and Solicitors in Local Government (SLG) want […]

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