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Miscellaneous

A collection of general law posts.

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Tax evasion and tax avoidance: how to tell the difference

James Watkins - Law on the Web

  1. 15 September 2015
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One is illegal, while the other allows corporations and the wealthy to legally trim millions off their tax bills. Should tax avoidance be banned too?

Elephant in the courtroom? The fight for “nonhuman rights”

Luke Whitmore - Law on the Web

  1. 11 September 2015
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While the UK government works to do away with the Human Rights Act, campaigners elsewhere are pushing in the opposite direction to extend the concept of human rights to animals.

MoJ announces plans to close 91 courts and tribunals

James Watkins - Law on the Web

  1. 31 July 2015
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The Ministry of Justice has opened a consultation to close 91 courts across England and Wales, as part of their ongoing efforts to reduce the amount of money spent on justice.

Snooper's charter - does investigatory power corrupt?

James Watkins - Law on the Web

  1. 17 July 2015
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The government is trying to push through the Investigatory Powers Bill, which would give UK authorities unprecedented access to its citizens' emails & other online communications.

Budget breakdown: changes for drivers and homeowners

James Watkins - Law on the Web

  1. 09 July 2015
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Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled the first budget by a Conservative-only government since 1996.