Wednesday

18th January 2012

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FOCUS OF THE DAY story: 'The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that whole life tariffs for murder do not breach the Convention. However, three of the court’s seven judges found that imposing whole life tariffs amounted to “inhuman and degrading” treatment for the purposes of article 3 of the Convention.' Full story - Solicitors Journal

  • Murdoch does not interfere, insists editor of The Times - The Independent http://t.co/JNlftbvJ Jan 18, 2012
  • Bark but no bite: Dangerous Dogs Act in spotlight as attacks rise http://t.co/mbizRHR3 via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • Arizona's 'banned' Mexican American books | Roberto Cintli Rodriguez http://t.co/4mNFPyuo via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • How California's lifers are dying inside | Sadhbh Walshe http://t.co/0n4acg2L via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • In France, genocide has become a political brickbat | Timothy Garton Ash http://t.co/P2Sr0S4O via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • @alisonhogarth @lexingtondymock The article implies that women are angel and would not commit such crimes ;) Jan 18, 2012
  • @soapachu I speak 'cat' and can tame any feline ;) Jan 18, 2012
  • US: Supreme Court Rules on Sullivan http://t.co/qw1qBf30 via @atlblog Jan 18, 2012
  • Metropolitan Police's Speaking Clock calls cost £35,000 http://t.co/6ykaSveq Jan 18, 2012
  • @soapachu 8AM alarm clock cat is very cute :) Jan 18, 2012
  • CHINA: Ministry defends progress on human rights & objects to other countries' interference in its internal affairs http://t.co/TyNFvYxF Jan 18, 2012
  • CANADA: Human rights activists encouraged by measures to combat racial profiling http://t.co/qw7qVEUl Jan 18, 2012
  • PALESTINE: Human rights activist attacked twice in Gaza http://t.co/DIErPjTG via @Jerusalem_Post Jan 18, 2012
  • Light pollution: Is there a solution? http://t.co/ts2V9aov Jan 18, 2012
  • Clothing retailer Peacocks enters administration http://t.co/vYd7m041 Jan 18, 2012
  • Solicitor: Police were too tough on drunk (Worcester) http://t.co/erzHkk4M Jan 18, 2012
  • Occupy London protesters greet news of eviction ruling with quiet dismay http://t.co/Pm6R6DyA via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • LAW SOCIETY GAZETTE: ECHR backs whole-life sentences and cites article 6 on deportation http://t.co/temHGJAw Jan 18, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Bird & Bird adds two partners in London with Olswang and DLA hires- Legalweek http://t.co/ktVN5fcH via @LegalWeek Jan 18, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Squire Sanders takes Barratts and Past Times administration double- Legalweek http://t.co/sHgiRmOw via @LegalWeek Jan 18, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Linklaters and Nabarro selected to advise on £5bn Euro power project- Legalweek http://t.co/yB7BNX2f via @LegalWeek Jan 18, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Dundas hires Stephenson Harwood City team including ex-CEO- Legalweek http://t.co/qXHggeNO via @LegalWeek Jan 18, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Cobbetts confirms early-stage merger discussions with DWF- Legalweek http://t.co/Ad3M6Cs1 via @LegalWeek Jan 18, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Freshfields LLPs show £2.5m pay for top earner and audited revenue dip- Legalweek http://t.co/0RTk0Lc4 via @LegalWeek Jan 18, 2012
  • RT @lawthinkuk: @TheLawMap @AdamWagner1 @TheLawyerKaty @gdnlaw Question marks over the approval of breast implants http://t.co/i8EHyI3V Jan 18, 2012
  • @lawthinkuk Excellent link! Jan 18, 2012
  • More barriers to justice for those fighting for equality http://t.co/ANiO7aGW via @touchstoneblog Jan 18, 2012
  • Men who murder their cheating partners CAN use 'loss of control' as a defence http://t.co/aIP4p3sz Jan 18, 2012
  • Leveson Inquiry: Judge suggests a 'celebrity privacy register' - http://t.co/DWM8iv0V via @Telegraph Jan 18, 2012
  • UK justice minister says inquiry into abuse of terror suspects canceled amid new police probe http://t.co/Fo7JUoW7 Jan 18, 2012
  • Court told nuclear decision is flawed : http://t.co/0ncDJzBn Jan 18, 2012
  • Legal rights after an accident on holiday - Telegraph http://t.co/dzvUZUku via @Telegraph Jan 18, 2012
  • Ali Dizaei accused of having 'gangster character' - The Independent http://t.co/eTGbeqv0 Jan 18, 2012
  • The Abu Qatada case proves it's time to rethink human rights: http://t.co/H6f264cD Jan 18, 2012
  • LAW SOCIETY GAZETTE: Society intervenes in landmark PI case http://t.co/r8xHXadv Jan 18, 2012
  • @Azrights Thank you very much for the invite to #tweetinglegals. Lovely gathering, looking forward to attending the next one! Best wishes Jan 18, 2012
  • Carbon footprinting in the legal sector http://t.co/OKiDVSKV Jan 18, 2012
  • HUNGARY: The European Citizen: What legal action is the Commission taking against... http://t.co/9Tumdr0w Jan 18, 2012
  • Big Issue seller given legal right to claim housing benefit http://t.co/2eoLEYEl Jan 18, 2012
  • Academy row primary halts legal action http://t.co/VJ6JqA5s Jan 18, 2012
  • INDIA : Be ready to face legal action for objectionable SOCIAL MEDIA content: http://t.co/mkr0TtFJ Jan 18, 2012
  • Hungary promises change after EU flags legal action http://t.co/yFLV2PwX via @reuters Jan 18, 2012
  • Scottish independence referendum: Publish legal advice or be damned, SNP warned over referendum -: http://t.co/YG2Pr8xC via @AddThis Jan 18, 2012
  • EU Starts Hungary Legal Action http://t.co/IvRFoQ3J via @WSJ Jan 18, 2012
  • Producers Of Spider-Man The Musical Hit Back At Ex-Director Julie Taymor | http://t.co/SlMSzXWp Jan 18, 2012
  • Legal aid cuts will put domestic violence victims at risk, report warns http://t.co/J1TZcvzP via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • Zac Goldsmith attacks MP recall bill http://t.co/iLPlrLaZ via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • It shouldn't be a crime to insult someone | Mike Harris http://t.co/jQYnrLGe via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • The detention of IRA veteran Marian Price harks back to internment | Eamonn McCann http://t.co/9sFI2xN9 via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • Anti-gang efforts hampered by legal confusion, warn MPs http://t.co/xw6TRFwR via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • Are you missing Wikipedia today? | Poll http://t.co/r1jqZWyv via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • ACS:Law solicitor at centre of internet piracy row suspended http://t.co/6HMUIGXG via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Mourant Ozannes, Walkers appoint Jersey management | The Lawyer: http://t.co/I32j5dgH Jan 18, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Manches duo split off to form media boutique | The Lawyer: http://t.co/ZDA745qh Jan 18, 2012
  • LAW SOCIETY GAZETTE: Health and safety guru warns of political misuse http://t.co/8EpmBhMA Jan 18, 2012
  • @keithhardie Keith, likewise, very pleased to have met you and look forward to next time. Jan 18, 2012
  • @AjeetMinhasGTB Indeed, shall definitely make a point of saying hello next time! Thanks for mentioning the event in the first place! Jan 18, 2012
  • RT @CollegeofLaw: @TheLawMap @NewLeafLaw @LawBore Great to meet you all! Hope to see you at the next #tweetinglegals :) Jan 18, 2012
  • Wikipedia joins blackout protest at US anti-piracy moves http://t.co/APp4uOcw Jan 18, 2012
  • TheLawMap FOCUS OF THE DAY: Strasbourg backs whole life tariffs for murder - Solicitors Journal http://t.co/FOpnbil9 Jan 18, 2012
  • RT @SWLAWCOUK: SWLaw: Legal News is out! http://t.co/SQ4DIMYm ▸ Top stories today via @thelawmap @caselawupdates @legalfutures @ukscblogcom Jan 18, 2012
  • @Abi_Spks Hi Abi, lovely to have mat you at #tweetlegals! Very best wishes Jan 18, 2012
  • LAW SOCIETY GAZETTE: Joint enterprise law ‘unacceptable’, says justice committee http://t.co/OUWjMHnU Jan 18, 2012
  • US: Bible used to fight, defend Alabama immigration law http://t.co/pCHR3lcm via @Tennessean Jan 18, 2012
  • Internet blackout against U.S. law fails to enlist big sites http://t.co/EgyDIB6o via @reuters Jan 18, 2012
  • US: Physician-assisted suicide illegal | Washington Examiner http://t.co/TKvJXIhH Jan 18, 2012
  • A surge in sales of counterfeit pesticides is putting farmers, land and produce across Europe at risk http://t.co/lEI9pnYD Jan 18, 2012
  • Alex Salmond's Scottish referendum plan ''illegal'' http://t.co/WhsaepTH via @govnews Jan 18, 2012
  • Politicians and police to blame for hacking - Hislop http://t.co/s1J38roL via @reuters Jan 18, 2012
  • UVF supergrass trial legal arguments to go online - Northern Ireland http://t.co/6coiF8DV Jan 18, 2012
  • Abramovich 'manipulated the truth' in evidence to £3.5bn trial - The Independent http://t.co/dTtCS3H5 Jan 18, 2012
  • INDIA : Salem moves court seeking closure of trial http://t.co/Ov7EEVLP Jan 18, 2012
  • @NewLeafLaw @LawBore @CollegeofLaw Lovely to meet all of you as well and looking forward to next time! Jan 18, 2012
  • CANADA: Nortel trial: executives turned reserves into paper profit for the sake of bonuses, prosecutors allege: http://t.co/p6UYrBx7 via Jan 18, 2012
  • US: Bradley Manning’s Defense Lawyer Wants to Question Hillary Clinton -- http://t.co/bdmk4vwh Jan 18, 2012
  • Six Species of Lawyers Who Give Practice Advice: BITTER LAWYER http://t.co/91KAbj7e Jan 18, 2012
  • CANADA: Shafia's lawyer will stress Afghan cultural, language differences: http://t.co/zvZXSjD5 Jan 18, 2012
  • PAKISTAN: Zardari lawyer suspended: http://t.co/WDDIpxHl via @AddThis Jan 18, 2012
  • US: Guant√°namo commander: Contractors read inmate lawyers' mail - http://t.co/6L2NDsc9 via @miamiherald Jan 18, 2012
  • INDIA: Lawyers hold City to ransom; govt, police mute spectators http://t.co/NktKGXAo Jan 18, 2012
  • ITALY: Jailed captain of Costa Concordia is being placed under house arrest http://t.co/J1iOEyOq Jan 18, 2012
  • Lansley to pursue implant firms in courts | http://t.co/nxxk3zae Jan 18, 2012
  • Courts should be tough on burglars (Wiltshire) http://t.co/itBjlUO0 Jan 18, 2012
  • Swift justice at Colchester courts http://t.co/Ny6Gj5CA Jan 18, 2012
  • MALDIVES: Maldives courts boycott sessions to protest chief justice's arrest http://t.co/g7kpIuhh via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Cobbetts and DWF prepare ground for May merger | The Lawyer: http://t.co/6XwWjLm1 Jan 09, 2012
  • US: Our Liberty Depends On Funding Our Courts, So They Can Protect All Of Us | http://t.co/XVpgvOPW Jan 18, 2012
  • Judge Baltasar Garz√≥n, who ordered Pinochet arrest, faces being struck off http://t.co/nAfFTgyh via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • US: Supreme Court Declines To Take On Public Prayer Cases http://t.co/4pQn0aG2 via @foxnewspolitics Jan 18, 2012
  • US: Web Site Will Shut Down to Protest Antipiracy Bills: http://t.co/UmBqFIx6 Jan 18, 2012
  • TheLawMap Wig is out! http://t.co/VTrW0Mek ▸ Top stories today via @amaskedavenger @pat_mcnulty Jan 18, 2012
  • Ruling still allows Britain to deport other foreign nationals | http://t.co/g2qQantW via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • Herbert Smith in Freehills talks as firm targets Australia tie-up- Legalweek http://t.co/hNJpzDGG via @LegalWeek Jan 18, 2012
  • Halliwells to be liquidated with BDO appointed to handle process- Legalweek http://t.co/o0gpgWgq via @LegalWeek Jan 18, 2012
  • £105m Trafigura costs dispute settles, leaving lawyers seeking clarity on interest http://t.co/fXyb21h0 RT @legalfutures Jan 18, 2012
  • Law Society and SRA join forces to fight £50m indemnity insurance case http://t.co/wjb6oK19 RT @legalfutures Jan 18, 2012
  • Do disability rights cost too much? http://t.co/IxVQwxXk Jan 18, 2012
  • European court of human rights: judgment day | Editorial http://t.co/rxS5Lw29 via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • INDIA: fatwa-agaisnt-salman-rushdie-cites-law-order- http://t.co/XaftdHXr Jan 18, 2012
  • US: Can U.S. States Ban Islamic Law? http://t.co/9L4F0ydC via @TIMEIdeas Jan 18, 2012
  • Joint murder law 'too complicated' http://t.co/aiD1QdNW Jan 18, 2012
  • US: Texas Governor Rick Perry Calls Federal Court Ruling on Abortion Law a Victory http://t.co/T2wRPLgi Jan 18, 2012
  • Ethiopia: Forced Resettlement Of 70,000, Human Rights Watch Says http://t.co/f7iUg0v1 Jan 18, 2012
  • SYRIA: Syrian defector reveals human rights abuses http://t.co/KTvRzJKG Jan 18, 2012
  • Graduate sues the government as she is made to stack shelves http://t.co/9AhgrPWy Jan 18, 2012
  • Police gave teen cider before questioning him about burglaries http://t.co/03hSIF2k via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • Supreme Court hears solicitor's age claim | The Lawyer: http://t.co/5JLh9nuZ Jan 18, 2012
  • Solicitors' Tribunal finds ACS Law's Crossley guilty on seven counts http://t.co/iRw85XPk Jan 18, 2012
  • How the British justice system makes criminals of children http://t.co/jko711wp Jan 18, 2012
  • PHILIPPINES: Philippines chief justice impeachment trial begins http://t.co/UKAoznay Jan 18, 2012
  • INDIA: Conference – Diversity and Social Justice - February 3, 2012 http://t.co/IPWzuSxs Jan 18, 2012
  • TURKEY & ARMENIA: Turkey fails to deliver justice for murdered Armenian journalist as trial ends http://t.co/FzR8RJSm Jan 18, 2012
  • Husbands fail in murder appeal bids http://t.co/dPKQrcjj Jan 18, 2012
  • Ford seeks assurances over justice ministry - Northern Ireland : http://t.co/PcJDttAN via @AddThis Jan 18, 2012
  • Maldives courts boycott sessions to protest chief justice's arrest http://t.co/g7kpIuhh via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • US promotes democracy with suddenly important Togo http://t.co/3cfQrDgo Jan 18, 2012
  • Football club faces eviction due to death of King Edward VII's last grandchild - Telegraph http://t.co/BN6cptAS via @Telegraph Jan 18, 2012
  • Derry woman denies penis knife threat - Belfasttelegraph http://t.co/NwJ8PtAb Jan 18, 2012
  • Farnborough Airshow organisers under fire from human rights group - http://t.co/kggU35qO Jan 18, 2012
  • OMAN: Human rights group confirms deaths of two prisoners in Oman: http://t.co/lVzLx3iB Jan 18, 2012
  • CHINA: Beijing Rejects US Envoy's Human Rights Critique - http://t.co/NcgYb4eM Jan 18, 2012
  • ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia forces thousands off land - Human Rights Watch http://t.co/pJ2F47yM Jan 18, 2012
  • Abu Qatada deportation blocked in human rights court http://t.co/1DVKXMll via @guardian Jan 18, 2012
  • Bridgwater collapsed river wall: Legal action planned http://t.co/AJ5BnQY1 Jan 18, 2012
  • Regulators demand action on Legal Entity Identifiers http://t.co/5lijQ9Tu via @Finextra Jan 18, 2012
  • Library campaigners continue legal fight - SURREY - http://t.co/MZxkQqU1 Jan 18, 2012
  • EGYPT: No evidence Mubarak ordered shootings: lawyers http://t.co/tiEJ4wBW Jan 18, 2012
  • HUNGARY: EU steps up legal pressure on Hungary over laws http://t.co/nWjTr16q via @reuters Jan 18, 2012
  • Steve Jobs action doll pulled after legal complaint - http://t.co/AjDBfJzS via @Telegraph Jan 18, 2012
  • UK loses legal bid to deport Jordanian cleric http://t.co/TQDLduER via @reuters Jan 18, 2012
  • INDIA: Illegal safari in core area of tiger reserve - http://t.co/QMLxkjFX Jan 18, 2012
  • INDIA: Illegal constructions on Patna College campus demolished http://t.co/VpLB8VlP Jan 18, 2012
  • Leveson Inquiry: PCC investigation 'was whitewash' http://t.co/7Ncxtckp Jan 18, 2012
  • MPs call for new gang-murder law http://t.co/dFruVdxr Jan 18, 2012
  • Illegal tyre dump warning as 7,000 clearing work starts at Towyn http://t.co/podGg4h6 Jan 18, 2012
  • @SundeepBhatia2 @stokenewington @AjeetMinhasGTB @nhenry @lawbore @newleaflaw Lovely to have met you all, very friendly bunch. Jan 18, 2012
  • @TimPriorPNCR Sorry Tim, I don't have any further information on this, shall ask around though ;) Jan 18, 2012