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Senior Council of Europe official urges UK not to repeal Human Rights Act
Council’s commissioner for human rights says replacing act with British bill of rights would send ‘wrong signal’

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

04, Jul, 2022 @6:50 PM

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Dominic Raab accused of failing to address concerns of criminal barristers
Number of cases delayed by strike hits 2,000 as barristers in England and Wales join picket lines again

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

04, Jul, 2022 @5:05 PM

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EasyJet operations chief quits; petrol hits new high; Suez Canal’s record revenues – as it happened
EasyJet’s chief operating officer Peter Bellew resigns amid growing anger over flight disruption

Graeme Wearden

04, Jul, 2022 @2:57 PM

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Plan to lower nursery staff-to-child ratio in England angers parents and providers
Government launches consultation on ways to reduce childcare costs in effort to tackle cost of living crisis

Haroon Siddique

03, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Former Wimbledon champions line up on Centre Court to celebrate centenary
Billie Jean King, Roger Federer, Björn Borg and Venus Williams among 26 tennis legends to mark occasion

Haroon Siddique and agency

03, Jul, 2022 @5:19 PM

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Criminal barristers begin strike in row over legal aid fees
The CBA says the offer of a 15% uplift in fees is insufficient and is calling for a 25% rise to make up for years of funding cuts

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

27, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Why are criminal barristers in England and Wales striking and what will be the impact?
The series of strikes over a legal aid funding row comes amid a huge backlog of cases in the crown courts

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

27, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Arron Banks allowed to appeal over lost libel action against Carole Cadwalladr
High court judge grants permission on one ground after ruling last week in Observer and Guardian journalist’s favour

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

24, Jun, 2022 @12:57 PM

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Dramatic fall in successful high court challenges to government policy
Exclusive: Drop prompts warnings ministers’ attacks on lawyers could be having chilling effect on judges

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

23, Jun, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘False narrative’: campaigners say British bill of rights could undermine free speech
Organisations including Index on Censorship condemn government’s claim a bill would boost freedom of expression

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

22, Jun, 2022 @6:23 PM

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No 10 to set out sweeping plans to override power of human rights court
Proposal to replace Human Rights Act with bill of rights is effort to make government ‘untouchable’, say critics

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

21, Jun, 2022 @9:30 PM

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What would a British bill of rights look like?
Plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a UK-focused alternative will be presented this week

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

21, Jun, 2022 @9:30 PM

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