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Sixteen Men Charged in Connection with Child Sexual Exploitation in Halifax 2006-2009

Sixteen men have been charged with a variety of offences following an investigation into non-recent child sexual exploitation in Halifax. The allegations against the defendants are from 2006 to 2009 against three female victims, who were aged between 13 and 16 years old at the time of the alleged offences. The men will appear at Bradford Magistrates Court on 6 January 2020.   Those charged are: Vaqaas Abbas, 30 of Halifax, charged with rape (x3) and supply of a class C drug (x3). Nadeem Adalat, 34 of Halifax, charged with rape…

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THE BRITISH GO TO THE POLLS FOR A THIRD TIME IN LESS THAN FIVE YEARS

The last General Elections were held in the United Kingdom on Thursday, 7 May 2015 to elect 650 members to the House of Commons. These were the first General Elections at the end of a fixed-term Parliament. The outcome of these elections was that the Conservative Party in the leadership of David Cameron won 330 seats (John Bercow, the Speaker excluded) while Labour Party under the leadership of Ed Miliband could bag only 232 seats. Scottish Nation Party won 56 seats in the leadership of Nicolas Sturgeon and Liberal Democrats…

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It’s Good To Talk

Litigation is an expensive process which is why the courts encourage parties to try to settle their disputes. The Civil Procedure Rules (the court procedural rules that govern civil cases) set out the steps which the parties must take before proceedings are issued. These are known as “Pre-Action Protocols”. The aim of the Protocols is to encourage parties to try and settle their claims and avoid court proceedings if at all possible. Even after proceedings have been issued the Court will expect the parties to continue to talk to each…

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