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Judge backs infidelity defence for killers

Overhaul by Harriet Harman that ensures 'crimes of passion' suspects face murder trial is criticised by Lord Chief Justice

British legal eagles fly to India for support

Firms are taking a hard-headed look at costs and outsourcing some legal services to India

Grandees behind the marriage of two banking giants

The rescue of Halifax Bank of Scotland was overseen by two of the City of London's grandest names, with support from the banks' chief executives who have both seen their reputations turn 180 degrees in the past year.

Gibraltar's ruling elite puts top judge in the dock

Chief justice claims dossier of charges against him is malicious, as tribunal meets to hear complaints stretching back a decade

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Christian and Nick Candy, the property moguls behind some of central London's most exclusive developments, added the most expensive property deal in the UK to their already impressive portfolio yesterday when the Ministry of Defence handed over Chelsea Barracks as part of a record-breaking £959m deal.

Barclays puts up £5m to back ethical investment fund

Barclays is putting its support behind a pioneering social investment fund which aims to deliver healthy returns to investors while concentrating on the burgeoning ethical business sector.

Galloway says murder of Blair would be 'justified'

The Respect MP George Galloway has said it would be morally justified for a suicide bomber to murder Tony Blair.

Lawyers divided by a common language

Clifford Chance's problems in the US may be why so few law firms want to follow it, says Neil Rose

Alexander to broker deal on split cap compensation

The Financial Services Authority has lined up three legal experts, including Lord Alexander of Weedon, the former chairman of NatWest, to hammer out a compensation package with companies involved in the split capital investment trust débâcle.

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