In re D (Children) (CAFCASS: Safeguarding Checks) – WLR Daily

In re D (Children) (CAFCASS: Safeguarding Checks); [2014] EWHC 2376 (Fam); [2014] WLR (D) 312

‘Whether, in private family law proceedings, safeguarding inquiries should be conducted about third parties, such as partners, would depend on the precise circumstances of the various relationships. In practice, it would be expected that co-operation for such inquiries would generally be sought in respect of partners of the parties and if such a partner did not give his or her consent, an application to the court would usually be made by CAFCASS in its discretion.’

WLR Daily, 20th June 2014

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Plea for no new social-media laws – BBC News

‘No new laws are needed to deal with social media – just a better understanding of the existing ones, a leading barrister has told peers.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2014

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Facebook faces UK probe over emotion study – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2014 in consent, data protection, internet, news, privacy, select committees by sally

‘A UK regulator is investigating whether Facebook broke data protection laws when it conducted a psychological study on users without their consent.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2014

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New distance selling rules among new UK consumer protection law reforms – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 16th, 2014 in consent, consumer protection, contracts, EC law, fines, internet, news, time limits by sally

‘Businesses must respect new consumer rights to cancel contracts for services or the supply of digital content over the internet up to a minimum of 14 days after those contracts have been entered into, under new rules which have come into force in the UK.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th June 2014

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In re G (A Child) (Custody Rights: Stay of Proceedings) – WLR Daily

In re G (A Child) (Custody Rights: Stay of Proceedings): [2014] EWCA Civ 680; [2014] WLR (D) 220

‘As a matter of the domestic law of England and Wales, it was rare for an order relating to a child to be truly final if “final” meant ruling out further applications to the court. An order settling contact, or residence could subsequently be varied or discharged and new arrangements for the child substituted. That did not mean that the order for residence or contact was not final any more than would the fact that proceedings might be taken to enforce the order. Whether particular proceedings had come to an end was a fact specific question which had to be determined by careful examination of the circumstances in which the order which brought the proceedings to an end was made and its precise terms.’

WLR Daily, 19th May 2014

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Tchenguiz and another v Director of the Serious Fraud Office – WLR Daily

Posted May 8th, 2014 in civil procedure rules, consent, disclosure, documents, law reports by tracey

Tchenguiz and another v Director of the Serious Fraud Office: [2014] EWHC 1315 (Comm); [2014] WLR (D) 186

‘A claimant wishing to provide independent counsel with documents which had been disclosed to it in the course of civil proceedings, to obtain advice for potential criminal proceedings, needed the permission of the court to do so as such documents could not be categorised as being “for the purpose of the proceedings” in which the documents had been disclosed within CPR r 31.22.’

WLR Daily, 29th April 2014

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Respecting offender’s blood refusal ‘correct’ – BBC News

Posted May 7th, 2014 in blood products, consent, doctors, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

‘A doctor was right not to administer a blood transfusion to a mentally-ill sex offender refusing it on religious grounds, a High Court judge has said.’

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BBC News, 6th May 2014

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‘Do not resuscitate’ orders are failing patients, judges told – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 7th, 2014 in consent, hospitals, human rights, medical records, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Human rights watchdog joins family of patient in attempt to clarify rules over whether doctors must consult the seriously ill before deciding whether to resuscitate them.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th May 2014

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Pre-signing abortion forms is illegal, General Medical Council admits – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 6th, 2014 in abortion, consent, crime, doctors, documents, illegality, news by tracey

‘More than 60 doctors who pre-signed abortion forms without knowing anything about the women concerned did break the law, the head of the General Medical Council admitted last night as pressure grew on police to investigate.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th May 2014

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Mentally-ill woman has Caesarean after court ruling – BBC News

Posted May 2nd, 2014 in birth, consent, Court of Protection, mental health, news by tracey

‘A mentally-ill woman has given birth by Caesarean section after a judge ruled doctors could perform the procedure. The woman, who is in her 30s and has a psychotic disorder, had a liver condition which posed a risk to her and her baby, doctors said.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2014

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Paul Weller wins damages from the Mail Online – BBC News

‘Rock star Paul Weller has won £10,000 damages after pictures of his children were “plastered” on the Mail Online.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2014

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Baby in Alessandra Pacchieri forced caesarean case adopted – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2014 in adoption, birth, children, consent, Court of Protection, Italy, mental health, news by tracey

‘The daughter of an Italian woman who had a forced caesarean section while in the UK has been adopted by “good and loving people”, the country’s top family judge has announced.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2014

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ICO urges app developers to respect users’ privacy – RPC Privacy Law

‘The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published guidance aimed at helping mobile app developers comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and ensure that the privacy of app users is protected.’

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RPC Privacy Law, 11th April 2014

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Life after death – New Law Journal

‘Jonathan Herring explores a clear case of compassion from the courts.’

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New Law Journal, 4th April 2014

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Care Proceedings: Who is Best Placed to Provide Best Evidence? – Family Law Week

‘Eleanor Battie, barrister of Crown Office Row, Brighton, asks whether the demand for speed in care proceedings is at the cost of best expert evidence.’

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Family Law Week, 1st April 2014

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Bone marrow disorder appeal fails – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 2nd, 2014 in appeals, consent, duty of care, medical treatment, medicines, news, standards by sally

‘This was an appeal against the finding by HHJ Robinson, sitting as a High Court Judge, that there was no duty of care owed to the appellant in respect of his rare genetic disorder ([2013] EWHC 469 (QB), [2013] Med. L.R. 191). See my previous post for the factual and medical background of the claim. Briefly, the appellant suffered from a rare genetic version of the platelet insufficiency disorder, aplastic anemia (AA), the disorder in question being known as Dyskeratosis Congenita (“DC”).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st April 2014

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Court of Protection: NHS Trust asks judge to rule on hysterectomy for woman with serious mental health condition – The Independent

Posted April 1st, 2014 in consent, Court of Protection, health, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

‘A woman with a serious mental health condition should undergo a hysterectomy after being handcuffed and escorted by four guards to the operating table, an NHS Trust told a High Court Judge on Monday.’

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The Independent, 31st March 2014

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“With this diode, I thee wed”: Marrying robots and what this tells us about 21st century marriage – Family Law Week

Posted March 26th, 2014 in age of consent, consent, divorce, equality, gender, marriage, news by sally

‘Janet Bettle, Barrister, Trinity Chambers, Chelmsford and Jonathan Herring, Professor of Law, Exeter College, University of Oxford examine the nature of marriage and how it may evolve.’

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Family Law Week, 25th March 2014

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Warren v Care Fertility (Northampton) Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Posted March 20th, 2014 in assisted reproduction, consent, human tissue, law reports, time limits, widows by tracey

Warren v Care Fertility (Northampton) Ltd and another: [2014] EWHC 602 (Fam);  [2014] WLR (D)  135

‘Pursuant to section 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998, regulation 4(3)(b) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Statutory Storage Period for Embryos and Gametes) Regulations 2009 was required to be construed in a purposive way so as to ensure compatibility with rights under article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.’

WLR Daily, 6th March 2014

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Frozen sperm fight ends in victory – BBC News

Posted March 14th, 2014 in assisted reproduction, consent, human tissue, married persons, news by tracey

‘A widow’s legal battle to keep her dead husband’s frozen sperm is finally over after the fertility regulator said it would not take the case back to the courts.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2014

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