Court bans autistic woman from having sex – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 15th, 2012 in autism, consent, disabled persons, mental health, news, sexual offences by sally

“The Court of Protection has ruled that an autistic woman with an IQ of 64 does not have the mental capacity to engage in sexual relations, on the basis that she does not understand the implications and cannot effectively deploy the information she has understood into her decisions.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th February 2012

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Canoe man prosecutors recover £500,000 from wife – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2012 in assets recovery, Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, insurance, news by sally

“Prosecutors have recovered more than half a million pounds in assets from Anne Darwin, whose husband faked his own death in a sea canoeing accident so they could claim more than £600,000 in life insurance money.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2012

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The Ebsworth Lecture: Looking the other way – Speech by Lord Justice Moses

Posted February 15th, 2012 in advocacy, judiciary, speeches by sally

The Ebsworth Lecture: Looking the other way (PDF)

Speech by Lord Justice Moses

Middle Temple, 13th February 2012

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Bar Council and Law Society Launch Russo-British Lawyer Exchange Programme – The Bar Council

Posted February 15th, 2012 in barristers, legal education, news, professional conduct, Russia, solicitors by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, and the Law Society, which represents solicitors in England and Wales, will today launch the inaugural Russo-British lawyer exchange programme at a reception held at the Law Society offices.”

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The Bar Council, 14th February 2012

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Ryanair ‘sexist adverts’ banned after complaints – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2012 in advertising, complaints, news, ombudsmen by sally

“Two UK newspaper adverts for budget airline Ryanair have been banned after complaints from readers that they were sexist and objectified women.”

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BBC News, 15th February 2012

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Legal highs evade being banned as scientists run out of cash to test them – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2012 in budgets, drug offences, news by sally

“Scientists studying Britain’s rapidly increasing number of synthetic recreational drugs are struggling to assess the risks they pose because money for testing is being cut. Legal highs are flourishing as their manufacturers seek to stay ahead of drug classification laws by tweaking the chemical composition of their legal products to replicate the effects of illegal ones.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2012

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Child rapist’s jail term cut to encourage guilty pleas – Daily Telegraph

“A judge has cut the minimum sentence to be served by a child rapist, Paul Wilson, in order to encourage other offenders to plead guilty and spare their victims the ordeal of a court case.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2012

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Stephen Lawrence: papers passed to CPS about potential perjury allegations – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2012 in Crown Prosecution Service, evidence, inquiries, murder, news, perjury, police, racism, witnesses by sally

“Detectives and prosecutors are examining whether certain witnesses at the Stephen Lawrence murder trial may have perjured themselves while giving evidence, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2012

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Payout of £600,000 after child witness put at risk – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2012 in anonymity, children, Crown Prosecution Service, damages, gangs, news, police, witnesses by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service and Met Police paid a family more than £600,000 ($943,000) in damages and costs after a child witness was identified to a gang.”

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BBC News, 15th February 2012

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Lord Justice Moses and the 161 criteria – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2012 in advocacy, diversity, equality, judiciary, news, quality assurance by sally

“Judges know the new ratings scheme for advocates is misconceived and over-elaborate. But they don’t want anyone else doing it.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2012

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