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European law: EU to abolish roaming charges within two years and introduce 'internet fast lane'
The European Commission, European Parliament and national ministers have agreed to scrap roaming charges from mid-2017, potentially paving the way for an 'internet fast lane,' the European Commission reports. Earlier this week, European authorities reached a two-pronged deal, which means...
European law: EU official calls for same-sex marriage acceptance across EU
The vice president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, is advocating for same-sex marriage rights to be recognised in migration rules across the European Union, The Telegraph reports. Lending his support to campaigners who argue that same-sex marriage should be...
Criminal law: Former deputy editor of the News of the World found not guilty of leading phone hacking
Neil Wallis, the former deputy editor of the News of the World, has been found not guilty of conspiring to intercept voicemail messages. Wallis was cleared by jury after a three-week trial at the Old Bailey. Speaking outside of court,...
International: Egypt looking to change law to support faster executions
Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, the Egyptian president, has announced is looking to create a new law that would fast-track executions. Al-Sisi said of the changes: "The arm of justice is chained by the law. We're not going to wait for this....
Criminal law: Psychoactive Substances Bill bans two new 'legal highs'
The Psychoactive Substances Bill has temporarily outlawed two new 'legal high' drugs, the Home Office reports. The Home Office has banned two new 'legal high' drugs for a 12-month period during which the independent Advisory Council on the Misuse of...
Terrorism: New counter-terrorism legislation commits prisons and universities to prevent radicalisation
The new Counter Terrorism and Security Act will place a duty on prisons, universities and other public institutions to prevent radical extremism within their grounds, The Guardian reports. The Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, which applies to National Health...
Guest Blog: 7 Most Common UK Driving Offences
In order to help raise awareness around road and driver safety, we've compiled a list of the most common UK driving offences, so that you can be alert, aware and avoid any hefty fines next time you hit the roads....
International: Greece may take legal action to block its expulsion from the Euro
Yannis Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister, has announced his country will take legal action if there is an attempt to push Greece out of the Eurozone. Greece is currently involved in an ongoing dispute with the rest of the Eurozone...
Law and government: government challenged over providing services to Saudi prisons
Human rights campaigners have brought a legal challenge to the commercial arm of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in connection with the Ministry's bid to provide services for Saudi Arabia's prisons. The challenge, which will take place in the High...
Law and government: Peers say flagship Childcare Bill is 'vague' and 'flawed'
A group of influential peers have come out in force, criticising the Prime Minister's flagship Childcare Bill as being 'vague' and 'flawed,' The Independent reports. An influential committee made up of cross-party peers has heavily criticised legislation introducing Prime Minister...
Medical law: Government plans to cap 'excessive' legal costs in NHS clinical negligence cases
The Department of Health has called for a cap to be introduced, limiting the legal fees that can be charged in relation to clinical negligence claims under £100,000, the BBC reports. Ministers in the Department of Health (DoH) want to...
Law and government: leader lawyer claims UK tax policy is dictated by private companies
Philip Baker QC, a leading barrister and expert on tax law, has said the UK government's policy on corporation tax is dictated by international companies. Baker told his audience at the Centre for Business Taxation, based on Oxford's Said Business...
Criminal law: Janner decision reversal puts pressure on director of public prosecutions
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Criminal law: Prosecutions and convictions for crimes against women and girls soar to record high
A Crown Prosecution Service report reveals that the number of prosecutions and convictions for violence against women and girls has reached a record high, ITV News reports. Prosecutions and convictions for violence against women and girls in England and Wales...
International: A New Jersey court finds 'gay conversion therapy' violated consumer fraud law
A jury in New Jersey found a group offering 'gay conversion therapy' broke the State's consumer fraud protection law, The Guardian reports. In what is being hailed as a landmark case, a non-profit organisation in New Jersey that claimed it...
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