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All 4 results for cuckoo speaker:Lord Thomas of Gresford

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill: Report (4th Day) (14 Mar 2012)

Lord Thomas of Gresford: ...and we have heard so much about it. It would mean that the claimant has an interest in the amount of the success fee and that lawyers would compete for his business. It is not too much in cloud-cuckoo-land to suppose that a solicitor would advertise, "My success fee will be nil", or, "My success fee will be 5 per cent", in order to attract business. As for the "after the event" insurance...

Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill (10 Mar 2008)

Lord Thomas of Gresford: ...will be a criminal offence. Drug-related closure orders—the existing closure orders—appear to be having unfortunate consequences. The problem arising under the existing legislation is called "cuckooing"—displacing drug dealers from the premises from which they have been operating into other properties. The Guardian in November 2006 said of these drug-related closures that drug...

Children Bill [HL] (5 Jul 2004)

Lord Thomas of Gresford: My Lords, I speak to Amendment No. 106, and to my own Amendments Nos. 106C, 106D and 106E. My noble friend referred to me as a cuckoo in the nest. Well, normally we sing very sweetly together, and I hope we will do so again. As for my nest, I brought up four children in it—or rather my wife did, with my assistance—with a copy of Dr Spock set up against the twigs that formed our nest. Dr...

Criminal Justice and Police Bill (30 Apr 2001)

Lord Thomas of Gresford: ...the penalty notice--I am talking about a notice issued in the street--makes an "informed decision" as to whether to accept the penalty notice or whether to demand a court hearing. That is cloud cuckoo-land, is it not? The drunken person--one of those included in the schedule--


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