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In Britain now, the richer you are, the better your chance of justice | Nick Cohen

Post date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 18:15

Our legal system once looked after everyone. But increasingly, it is only for the wealthyJustice in Britain, a country that boasts it all but invented the presumption of innocence and trial by jury, is becoming a matter of money. We’re going the way of the United States and building a market-...

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The Guardian view on Brexit and the Irish border: alchemy fails again | Editorial

Post date: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 17:12

The prime minister has wasted precious time backing fanciful plans that looked unworkable from the start. A change of direction is long overdueTheresa May’s desire to combine exit from the EU’s customs union with an invisible border in Northern Ireland is not in doubt. The issue is not how much...

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My naked villany: top judge to preside over West End trial of Richard III

Post date: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 16:49

Lady Justice Hallett to take to stage to hear the case for and against the last Plantagenet kingHe was one of the most maligned monarchs in English history. Half a millennium on, the quest for the truth about Richard III has not faded. Will Crookback Dick ever receive the justice he deserves?...

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Alfie Evans' parents lose latest legal battle at UK's highest court

Post date: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 16:22

Appeal by family of baby at centre of life-support dispute rejected by supreme court judgesThe parents of a seriously ill baby who want to take him to Italy for treatment have lost the latest round of their legal fight after the UK’s highest court ruled that almost all of their son’s brain had...

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US court sentences former Liberian warlord to 30 years

Post date: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 15:36

Mohammed Jabbateh, 51, has lived in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, for 20 yearsA former Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah” has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the US for lying about his role in Liberia’s civil war and the atrocities he committed.Mohammed Jabbateh, 51, who has lived...

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Labour promises to restore legal aid for housing advice

Post date: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 13:34

Shadow justice secretary to announce funding pledge to ‘help tens of thousands of people’Labour has pledged to restore legal aid funding for advice in all housing cases, reversing far-reaching cuts imposed by the government five years ago.The commitment – due to be announced in a speech by the...

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Cliff Richard privacy case: BBC reporter 'praised for breaking raid story'

Post date: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 19:37

Journalist Dan Johnson says BBC had right to tell public about police search of star’s home and editors made ultimate decisionA leading BBC executive praised the reporter who broke the news of a police raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s house, the high court heard on Thursday. Fran Unsworth, who this...

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Choc horror: four-fingered KitKat set to lose protected EU status

Post date: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 13:05

Chocolate bar not well enough known in all member states for shape to merit trademark status, European court of justice toldThe shape of the four-finger KitKat bar is set to lose its EU-wide protected trademark status after the European court of justice was instructed that the chocolate was not...

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Juror jailed for six years for accepting bribe

Post date: Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:56

Catherine Leahy found guilty of interfering in drugs trial in first case of its kind in ScotlandA juror who accepted a bribe has been jailed in the first prosecution of its kind in Scotland.Catherine Leahy served on a jury in a drug trafficking and money laundering trial at the high court in...

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Government too slow to protect low-paid workers, say MPs

Post date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 19:48

Select committees want new laws brought forward to tackle irresponsible employersThe government is under fire from MPs for being too slow to act to protect low-paid workers from exploitation.The chairs of the work and pensions select committee and the business, energy and industrial strategy (...

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