Monthly Archives: March 2015

Solicitor handed record £305k fine

A solicitor who took unfair advantage of a former client has been fined £305,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT). Nigel Harvie gained ownership of a former client’s house which was valued at £300,000 in 2005, in return for paying

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Court tells former Liberian president to serve war crimes sentence in Britain

The special court for Sierra Leone has denied the former Liberian president Charles Taylor’s request to serve his 50-year sentence for war crimes in Rwanda, rather than Britain. Taylor was convicted in April 2012 of 11 counts of war crimes

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Sovereign Trust Insurance Bags Second Award

Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc has again bagged the  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Company of the Year Award for 2014. The company clinched the award at the just-concluded Inspenonline Media Awards held at the Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Indigenous oil, gas players must embrace corporate governance

Paucity of fund has been a major challenge to indigenous oil and gas players. The Executive Director (Oil & Gas), Access Bank Plc, Mr Elias Igbinakenzua, in this interview with TUNDE DODONDAWA, speaks on the willingness of Nigerian banks to

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Real Madrid plan to take legal action against fans who attacked players’ cars including that of Gareth Bale

Spanish giants Real Madrid plan to take legal action against any fans found to have attacked players’ cars in the wake of their 2-1 El Clasico defeat to bitter rivals Barcelona. Wales star Gareth Bale, not given a rating by

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Tesco class action lawsuit is a rather unclassy affair

Hands up who wants to sue Tesco? If that sounds like fun, and if you were a Tesco shareholder last September, a US legal outfit called Scott + Scott wants to hear from you. It says the supermarket chain’s £263m

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Law students weigh in on defeated university bill

The Australian Law Students’ Association (ALSA) has claimed that the Senate rightly blocked the federal government’s Higher Education and Research Amendment Bill, which could have prevented poorer students from gaining a law degree. The Bill, which was passed in the

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Time to change assisted dying law

The best tribute we can pay Terry Pratchett is to focus our minds on how we can bring our laws regarding assisted dying into line with what happens in practice, with overwhelming public opinion and with common sense. There is

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How Lee Kuan Yew kept chewing gum off Singapore’s streets

It is the one thing you can expect foreigners to know about Singapore. Not that it’s a tiny island-city that experienced perhaps the greatest economic miracle of all time under the authoritarian stewardship of Lee Kuan Yew, who died on

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BlackBerry aims at lawyers tablet market by testing device on German government

BlackBerry, a traditional favourite with lawyers, hopes to appeal to other sectors needing secure devices, with the launch of its SecuTABLET later this year – a product that is being tested for ‘classified information’ status in Germany. It promises that

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Corporate Social Responsibility: 3 Steps to Getting Started

As companies continue to evolve and migrate to remote locations for operations, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plans have become common practice in the mining industry. The future of mining projects relies heavily on this framework and the effective implementation is

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Why this Wal-Mart gun lawsuit could change everything for the company

An upcoming lawsuit over firearms filed against Wal-Mart could have big implications on the future of corporate governance. New York City’s Trinity Church is suing Wal-Mart over not allowing shareholders to vote on a resolution related to gun sales, the

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