Legal aid: Outrage sparked as cost of funding legal support for Lee Rigby murderers is revealed

Legal aid: Outrage sparked as cost of funding legal support for Lee Rigby murderers is revealed

The legal aid bill for the defence of the murderers of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich last year ran to more than £200,000, a disclosure that has sparked outrage, reports the Daily Mail. Drummer Rigby was murdered in broad daylight last year by two radicalised men, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, who claimed that the senseless killing was some form of retribution for the actions of the UK Armed Forces abroad. Witnesses looked on in…

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Sexual abuse: Lawyers launch legal action against British Airways over dead sex abuse pilot

Sexual abuse: Lawyers launch legal action against British Airways over dead sex abuse pilot

16 African women are launching a legal action against British Airways for sexual assaults carried out by a now deceased member of BA’s staff in African schools and orphanages. The women and girls claim they were abused by BA employee First Officer Simon Wood, who was due to appear in court to face child abuse charges before he was fatally struck by a train in August last year. UK law firm Leigh Day is now…

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Privacy: Former F1 chief Max Moseley to sue Google over sex images

Privacy: Former F1 chief Max Moseley to sue Google over sex images

The former head of Formula 1 worldwide, Max Moseley, has announced he is to sue the internet search giant Google because it has continued to publish images of him sleeping with prostitutes at a sex party. Mr Moseley, who is 74, has issued High Court proceedings against Google for continuing to publish explicit images of him at a sex party, despite the fact that he successfully sued the original publisher of the photos; The News…

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Employment law: Formula 1 team faces legal action over unfair dismissals

Employment law: Formula 1 team faces legal action over unfair dismissals

The Caterham Formula 1 team is being sued by up to 40 former employees who claim that they were unfairly dismissed when the team underwent a recent restructuring. Malaysian entrepreneur and owner of Queen’s Park Rangers football club, Tony Fernandes, founded the Caterham F1 team four-and-a-half years ago, but recently decided to end his ownership when he brokered a deal to sell the outfit to a consortium of owners from Switzerland and the Middle East….

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Criminal law: Former X-factor judge Tulisa found guilty of assault

Criminal law: Former X-factor judge Tulisa found guilty of assault

Former N-Dubz singer and X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been found guilty of assaulting celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan in a case at Stratford Magistrates’ Court, where she was fined £200. Contostavlos appeared at Stratford Magistrates’ Court last week to face charges of assault relating to an incident at the V-Festival in Essex last year, allegations the N-Dubz singer strenuously denied. The court heard that Ms Contostavlos was angry after blogger Mr Morgan had published a…

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MH17: British lawyers consider ‘class action’ against Russia over downed passenger jet

MH17: British lawyers consider ‘class action’ against Russia over downed passenger jet

A team of lawyers from the UK has flown into Ukraine to investigate the possibility of bringing a lawsuit against the Russian President Vladimir Putin, on behalf of the relatives of victims of the downed passenger plane, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, reports the Daily Telegraph. The tragedy of the crash of flight MH17 over disputed territory in Eastern Ukraine has played out on the television screens of millions around the world, with several countries suffering…

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Marriage fraud: Call for new law to punish perpetrators of heartbreaking crime

Marriage fraud: Call for new law to punish perpetrators of heartbreaking crime

Victims of marriage fraud are calling on the government to introduce tougher sanctions on those who pretend to fall in love and marry to gain a UK passport, reports the Daily Express. The Express reports on calls for stricter laws to punish marriage fraud, which it claims has gathered the support of some 900 women and 100 men. Marriage fraud is the term given when a person seeks to con someone into marriage with the…

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Government loses £700m IT legal case with Fujitsu

Government loses £700m IT legal case with Fujitsu

The NHS has lost a £700m court battle with electronics giant Fujitsu over the failed NHS National Programme for IT, a project that aimed to deliver fully electronic national computer records within the NHS, reports the BBC. The NHS National Programme for IT was a project conceived by the NHS in 2002, and sought to revolutionise the use of technology within the NHS, by delivering a series of linked IT systems that would pave the…

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Arsenal football club launch High Court battle over concert limitations

Arsenal football club launch High Court battle over concert limitations

Premier League football club Arsenal have launched a High Court legal case to challenge a decision by Islington Council to limit the number of concerts that can be held at their Emirates Stadium, reports the Daily Mail. The Islington-based club moved into their new Emirates Stadium home at Ashburton Grove back in 2006, a move that cost the club £470m. The stadium seats 60,361, making it the third largest football stadium in England. The cost…

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Property: Airbnb customer refuses to leave flat forcing landlord into legal action

Property: Airbnb customer refuses to leave flat forcing landlord into legal action

A Californian woman is facing the prospect of bringing legal action to evict a tenant from the Airbnb letting website, after the tenant refused to leave her home in Palm Springs, California, reports the London Evening Standard. Airbnb landlord Cory Tschogl is being forced to go through the formal legal eviction process via her attorney in order to evict a tenant she invited into her home from the Airbnb lettings website. Airbnb allows any home…

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