Every now and again I will post something of interest to some Lawyers
Sunday, 9 January 2011
18 months for David Chaytor
I think it is quite a moment in English Legal History when a Member of Her Majesty's High Court of Parliament receives 18 months in custody for acts and omissions arising out of his elected office. MPs from time to time might murder, insider deal or get caught speeding - but to be convicted of stealing from tax payers in relation to monies paid in compensation of being an MP - such acts of public corruption are little more Continental in flavour and rare in the UK. Let's hope that the current trend is short lived......