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MDU advises doctors on how to prevent a delayed diagnosis in prostate and testicular cancer
MDU continues ‘doctors for doctors’ ethos with new chief executive

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s first and leading medical defence organisation for doctors, today announced that it has appointed Dr Matthew Lee as its new chief executive. Dr Lee will take over from Dr Christine Tomkins, who is retiring in September after a long career supporting MDU members. Dr Tomkins has been in… Read more »

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Home Office disappointed at ruling
Anti-terror laws rejected on human rights grounds

Diplomatic assurances between the government and Libya to guarantee the human rights of deportees have been discredited by senior judges. The Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) has ruled two Libyan terror suspects, known only as DD and AS, cannot be deported to Libya. It found that although they pose a national security risk to the… Read more »

Phone-tap evidence could be used in court
Lords vote for phone-tap evidence

Peers have approved the use of phone tap evidence in organised crime cases, despite government opposition. The House of Lords last night passed an amendment, introduced by Lord Lloyd, to the serious crime bill that would allow intercept evidence to be used in some cases. The amendment was passed 182 votes to 121 after peers… Read more »