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    1. January 20, 2013

      Starmer wants legacy of ‘accountability’

      Keir Starmer may not be a household name, but he is probably recognisable to anyone with a television: he is the man...

    2. November 15, 2012

      SFO ordered to pay Tchenguiz legal costs

      The Serious Fraud Office must pay the legal costs of the Tchenguiz brothers, resulting from a successful challenge the...

    1. May 24, 2012

      Tchenguiz lawyers criticise SFO

      The Serious Fraud Office is facing the prospect of a hefty damages claim from Vincent Tchenguiz after a three-day court...

    2. March 23, 2012

      Fifa urged to appoint investigator

      The man given the task of planning reforms for Fifa has called for the creation of an independent investigator to...

    3. February 23, 2012

      Cloud hangs over crime agencies as chiefs step down

      A change of guard is under way in the fight against economic crime in the UK. All three heads of the main agencies...

    4. November 8, 2011

      Private detective claims add to Murdoch woes

      A former police officer hired by the News of the World said the paper paid him for more than eight years to carry out...

    5. January 21, 2011

      Blair backed US despite advice on Iraq

      Protesters outside the Chilcot Inquiry on Iraq on Friday morning Tony Blair offered a “strong commitment” to back the...

    6. January 17, 2011

      Blair contradicted legal advice on Iraq

      Tony Blair contradicted clear legal advice in arguing that Britain could still invade Iraq without explicit backing...

    7. May 3, 2010

      In-house lawyers fear EU strictures

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

    8. Westminster Blog

      February 2, 2010

      The revenge of Clare Short

      This morning’s Chilcott appearance by Clare Short was every bit as rumbustious as you might expect. She blamed the...

    9. January 29, 2010

      Awkward moment for government

      When Tony Blair faces the Iraq inquiry today he will be answering not only for himself but a party that is braced for...

    10. January 28, 2010

      Goldsmith admits change of heart after visit to US

      Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney-general, admitted yesterday that he reached a "different view" on the legality of...

    11. January 27, 2010

      Goldsmith explains change of view on Iraq war

      Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney-general, admitted on Wednesday that he reached a “different view” on the legality...

    12. January 26, 2010

      Ministers ‘rejected advice Iraq war was illegal’

      The UK invasion of Iraq was illegal because Tony Blair failed to win United Nations authorisation for the use of force,...

    13. January 26, 2010

      The futile quest for Iraq's smoking gun

      The progress of the official inquiry into Britain's part in the toppling of Saddam Hussein has come to resemble that of...

    14. January 25, 2010

      The futile quest for Iraq’s smoking gun

      The progress of the official inquiry into Britain’s part in the toppling of Saddam Hussein has come to resemble that of...

    15. September 10, 2009

      Better facilities promised for commercial combatants

      Companies dismayed by costs, delays and having to endure cramped hearings in commercial lawsuits should find the new...

    16. November 4, 2008

      Judge set to probe high cost of lawsuits

      The growing cost of lawsuits is to be probed by a senior judge, highlighting concerns that England's courts and law...

    17. November 3, 2008

      Judge set to probe cost of lawsuits

      The growing cost of lawsuits is to be probed by a senior judge, highlighting concerns that England’s courts and law...

    18. October 6, 2008

      Courts at risk of being swamped with cases

      An avalanche of credit crunch lawsuits could overwhelm the court system as funding pressures threaten to dent its...

    19. August 29, 2008

      Westfield politics

      Watchers of political donations and property developers will be interested in the latest appointment of former...

    20. Westminster Blog

      July 8, 2008

      Perfect timing for David Davis

      Thursday’s by-election in Haltemprice and Howden was starting to look like a bizarre circus. No disrespect to the...

    21. June 2, 2008

      Senior ministers rally to Brown's cause

      Gordon Brown's cabinet colleagues yesterday rallied round him as the prime minister prepared for a tough parliamentary...

    22. May 17, 2008

      Premier denies rethink on terror detention

      Gordon Brown has vowed to hold his nerve over the extension of pre-charge detention for terror suspects to 42 days,...

    23. May 16, 2008

      PM denies rethink on terror detention

      Gordon Brown has vowed to hold his nerve over the extension of pre-charge detention for terror suspects to 42 days,...

    24. April 14, 2008

      Case 'doomed'

      Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney-general, has defended the decision to abandon a corruption probe into arms deals...

    25. April 11, 2008

      New hierarchy feels heat from the wrath of Moses

      Yesterday's explosive court ruling creates a big dilemma for a new generation of senior politicians, investigators and...

    26. April 11, 2008

      Actions 'placed justice system at risk'

      What started as a David versus Goliath challenge, brought by a group of activists dismissed as "treehuggers",...

    27. April 11, 2008

      Halt to bribe probe ruled unlawful

      What started as a David v Goliath challenge, brought by a group of activists dismissed by one lawyer as "tree-hugging...

    28. April 11, 2008

      UK wrong to axe BAE probe

      The UK government suffered one of its most stinging legal humiliations yesterday after senior judges ruled it had...

    29. April 11, 2008

      Justices side with 'hopeless challenge'

      What started as a David vs Goliath challenge brought by a group of activists dismissed as "tree huggers'' culminated...

    30. April 11, 2008

      UK wrong to axe BAE probe

      Ministers last night vowed to drive through unprecedented statutory powers to shut down investigations on national...

    31. April 11, 2008

      UK let Saudis 'pervert justice' on arms probe

      The UK government suffered one of its most stinging legal humiliations yesterday when senior judges ruled it had...

    32. April 10, 2008

      UK government ‘placed justice system at risk’

      What started as a David versus Goliath challenge, brought by a group of activists dismissed as “treehuggers”, on...

    33. March 15, 2008

      Why not a pledge to the rule of law?

      From Mr Tony Welsh. Sir, I was alarmed to read of a proposal that British teenagers should pledge fealty to "God,...

    34. March 12, 2008

      Oath of allegiance draws fire in UK

      British plans for school leavers to pledge an oath of allegiance to the Queen were yesterday panned as "an empty...

    35. March 12, 2008

      Oath attacked as too American

      New plans for school leavers to pledge an oath of allegiance to the Queen were on Tuesday widely panned as “an empty...

    36. December 22, 2007

      Blair urged end to BAE case despite warning

      Tony Blair, Britain's former prime minister, urged the scrapping of a high-profile arms industry anti-corruption probe...

    37. September 27, 2007

      Lord Goldsmith to join Debevoise

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

    38. July 4, 2007

      Attorney-general to stay out of cash-for-honours ruling

      The attorney-general will stay out of an imminent decision by prosecutors on whether to charge any of those involved...

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