Saturday, July 5, 2008

News Roundup

The rise in court fees could explain the reduction in the number of applications in care orders in England & Wales according to the BBC on Tuesday. This means vulnerable children in need of protection could be at risk.

On Thursday the BBC reported that many solicitors in England & Wales oppose plans to publish details of complaints brought against them.

The Independent published this article claiming that more women and children than thought were trafficked into into the UK.

6,000-18,000 Trafficked women are thought to work as prostitutes in Britain

167 Victims identified in a police operation to free them

13 Victims aged between 14 and 17

£500,000 Amount seized in brothel raids

500,000 Number of women trafficked into the EU each year

In this item on Friday The Times reported that in a speech Lord Chief Justice, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, made the point there is no question of Sharia courts sitting in this country although people are free to choose whatever system hey choose for arbitration and mediation.


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