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    1. December 8, 2010

      Blair called back before Iraq Inquiry

      Tony Blair has been recalled before the Iraq Inquiry as Sir John Chilcot’s committee enters a final round of evidence...

    2. July 1, 2010

      Blair frustrations over Iraq exposed

      Tony Blair's frustrations over his legal advice in the run-up to the Iraq war were laid bare yesterday in documents...

    1. May 4, 2010

      In-house lawyers fear EU strictures

      Companies threatened by regulatory investigations would be deprived of crucial legal advice under a European Union court...

    2. February 20, 2010

      ‘Hunches’ will not do when it comes to war

      From Mr Lee Callaghan. Sir, Chris Patten’s review of The Rule of Law by Tom Bingham (“Legally binding”, February 13) ably...

    3. February 10, 2010

      Detective Chilcot is on the case

      Sir John Chilcot's inquiry into the Iraq war is starting to turn into a bit of a thriller. It's not so much a whodunnit - we...

    4. February 9, 2010

      Detective Chilcot is on the case

      Sir John Chilcot’s inquiry into the Iraq war is starting to turn into a bit of a thriller. It’s not so much a whodunnit – we...

    5. February 3, 2010

      Short blames the military for failure of reconstruction effort

      Military chiefs were to blame for the failure of the UK and US to carry out a swift and effective reconstruction of Iraq...

    6. February 2, 2010

      Short blames military for chaos in Iraq

      Military chiefs were to blame for the failure of the UK and US to carry out a swift and effective reconstruction of Iraq...

    7. January 27, 2010

      Straw spurned lawyers' advice

      Jack Straw dismissed advice by his senior legal advisers as "dogmatic" after they warned him that to invade Iraq in 2003 was...

    8. January 26, 2010

      Straw spurned lawyers’ advice on war

      Jack Straw dismissed advice by his senior legal advisers as “dogmatic” after they warned him that to invade Iraq in 2003 was...

    9. December 23, 2009

      Tidings of rage

      A Christmas message for Sir John Chilcot, who heads the Iraq war inquiry. Tory MP Tony Baldry e-mails constituents whenever...

    10. December 1, 2009

      Steyn urges swift ruling

      Tony Blair led Britain into an "illegal" war to topple Saddam Hussein that encouraged other dictators to show "disrespect...

    11. November 30, 2009

      Goldsmith gave Blair early warning on Iraq

      Tony Blair was warned as early as July 2002, eight months before the invasion of Iraq, that deposing Saddam Hussein could...

    12. November 29, 2009

      Goldsmith gave Blair early warning on Iraq

      Tony Blair was warned as early as July 2002, eight months before the invasion of Iraq, that deposing Saddam Hussein could...

    13. September 17, 2009

      Evictions case nears Africa human rights court

      A ground-breaking international lawsuit over property rights in Africa has cleared an important legal hurdle to its adoption...

    14. January 2, 2009

      Credit crunch cases set to strain court

      The top court for business disputes faces overload during what could be a bumper year for post credit-crunch lawsuits, the...

    15. January 1, 2009

      Credit crunch cases set to strain court

      The top court for business disputes faces overload during what could be a bumper year for post credit-crunch lawsuits, the...

    16. October 6, 2008

      No regrets for going against the grain

      Lord Goldsmith, the government’s chief law officer for six turbulent years, has hardly retreated to pasture since he quit...

    17. June 1, 2008

      Senior ministers rally to Brown’s cause

      Gordon Brown’s cabinet colleagues rallied round him on Sunday as the prime minister prepared for a tough parliamentary...

    18. March 14, 2008

      Birth of a ‘creedal’ nation

      Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney-general, released a report called “Citizenship: Our Common Bond” this week that seeks to...

    19. February 9, 2008

      How do I vow to thee, my country?

      Those of us riveted by the minutiae of transatlantic cultural distinctions can get very animated when it comes to patriotic...

    20. November 21, 2007

      Terror proposals dealt further blow

      Gordon Brown’s contentious plans to extend the period of detention without charge for terrorist suspects were delivered a...

    21. September 27, 2007

      Former cabinet minister to join US firm

      Lord Goldsmith, who stepped down as attorney-general in June and was caught up in controversy over advice he gave about the...

    22. September 26, 2007

      Goldsmith joins US law firm

      Lord Goldsmith, who stepped down as Britain’s attorney-general in June and is best remembered for his controversial advice...

    23. June 29, 2007

      How the new cabinet lines up

      Prime ministerGordon BrownChancellorAlistair Darling Foreign secretaryDavid Miliband JusticeJack Straw Home secretaryJacqui...

    24. June 27, 2007

      Hewitt quits, Beckett likely to follow

      Patricia Hewitt resigned from her job as health secretary and left the government on Wednesday night, as part of Gordon...

    25. May 25, 2007

      Moscow ruled out for Litvinenko trial

      In a face-to-face encounter with Yuri Chaika, Russian prosecutor general, Lord Goldsmith insisted on the extradition of...

    26. April 23, 2007

      Top legal officer defiant on 'cash for honours'

      Lord Goldsmith, the attorney-general, yesterday de-fended his right to be consulted over whether anyone should be...

    27. March 23, 2007

      Harman call to end law chief’s cabinet role

      The attorney-general should be excluded from attending cabinet meetings as part of efforts to restore public trust in...

    28. March 15, 2007

      Former spy will not stand trial

      A former British spy accused of endangering the lives of MI6 agents and diplomats will not stand trial for alleged offences...

    29. March 12, 2007

      Changes to law officer's role are 'up for debate'

      A change to the role of the government's chief law officer has been mooted as the holder of the office, Lord Goldsmith,...

    30. March 8, 2007

      Fraud costs at least £14bn

      Fraud cost business and the public sector at least £14bn in 2005, a study published yesterday claimed. The report,...

    31. February 5, 2007

      Attorney-general likely to advise on Litvinenko case

      The attorney-general looks likely to be drawn into another potential political minefield, this time over Alexander...

    32. February 2, 2007

      Lord Goldsmith smiling through

      Things couldn't get much worse for attorney-general Lord Goldsmith - unless of course, he is called on to give an opinion...

    33. December 22, 2006

      Hermes enters BAE probe fray

      The UK’s biggest pension fund on Friday added its voice to criticisms in the City of London of the UK government’s decision...

    34. December 20, 2006

      Decision that has harmed our credibility in the fight against corruption in Africa

      From Hugh Bayley MP, Lord Chidgey, Lord Lea of Crondall and John Bercow MP. Sir, In March last year the Africa All-Party...

    35. November 21, 2006

      Doing business the British way

      Once more a British official is taking the mantra of anti-corruption to Kenya. More than two years after colourful...

    36. November 8, 2006

      Goldsmith seeks to defuse peerage row

      The attorney-general sought to defuse a row over his potential role in the "cash-for-peerages" inquiry, proposing yesterday...

    37. November 7, 2006

      Goldsmith seeks to defuse peerages row

      The attorney-general has sought to defuse a row over his potential role in the “cash-for-peerages” inquiry, proposing on...

    38. November 7, 2006

      Business warns of negative reaction to extradition law

      The threat of NatWest three-style extradition is causing unease about transactions with the US, business warned last night...

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