Chambers in “widespread non-compliance” with diversity rules, study finds – Legal Futures

‘Large numbers of barristers’ chambers are flouting an obligation to publish diversity data and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has been “unsophisticated” in its implementation of Legal Services Board (LSB) diversity rules, an influential academic has charged.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd May 2016

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Court of Appeal says children can be required to be x-rayed to challenge age assessment in court – Free Movement

Posted May 19th, 2016 in appeals, children, consent, dentists, immigration, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Interesting and controversial case on X-rays and age assessment from the Court of Appeal: London Borough of Croydon v Y [2016] EWCA Civ 398 (26 April 2016). Essentially, the Court holds that the claimant would have to agree to an age assessment by means of a dental X-ray in order to continue with his claim against the local authority. The claimant was arguing that he had been incorrectly age assessed as an adult when in fact he was a child.’

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Free Movement, 18th May 2016

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Home Secretary’s Police Federation Conference 2016 speech – Home Office

‘Speech given by Theresa May at the Police Federation Annual Conference 2016 in Bournemouth.’

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Home Office, 17th May 2016

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What’s really in the bests interests of children from other European countries involved in care proceedings? – Family Law Week

‘Sarah Phillimore, barrister, of St John’s Chambers considers the ‘best interests’ test under Article 15 of Brussels IIR in the light of the Supreme Court’s judgment in Re N.’

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Family Law Week, 6th May 2016

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13 ways you might be accidentally breaking the law, according to lawyers – The Independent

‘Various ways in which people may inadvertently break the laws of the UK while at home have been listed by lawyers.’

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The Independent, 10th May 2016

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British bill of rights could ‘unravel’ constitution, say MPs – The Guardian

‘The government’s proposed bill of rights will hamper the fight against crime, undermine the UK’s international moral authority and could start “unravelling” the constitution, a cross-party parliamentary committee is warning.’

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The Guardian, 9th May 2016

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Dying pensioners admitted to hospital against their will, CQC report finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 9th, 2016 in consent, equality, health, hospitals, news, quality assurance, standards, statistics by sally

‘Dying elderly people are being admitted to hospital against their will and end of life care is not good enough, a Care Quality Commission study has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th May 2016

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‘They didn’t know they were victims’: revenge porn helpline sees alarming rise – The Guardian

‘Victims and their loved ones report sense of powerlessness in face of flawed laws and mixed police responses.’

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The Guardian, 8th May 2016

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Court of Protection orders continued reporting restrictions after death – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Court of Protection has just ruled that where a court has restricted the publication of information during proceedings that were in existence during a person’s lifetime, it has not only the right but the duty to consider, when requested to do so, whether that information should continue to be protected following the person’s death.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th April 2016

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Revenge pornography victims as young as 11, investigation finds – BBC News

‘Children as young as 11 are among more than 1,000 alleged victims of revenge porn who reported offences in the first year of the new law coming into effect, it has been revealed.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2016

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Woman who died after ‘losing sparkle’ cannot be named, court rules – The Guardian

‘The court of protection has declined to name a 50-year-old woman who died after refusing life-saving kidney treatment because she said life had lost its “sparkle”.’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2016

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Finance & Divorce Update, April 2016 – Family Law Week

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during March 2016.’

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Family Law Week, 8th April 2016

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ICO gives fresh guidance to businesses on buying in marketing databases – OUT-LAW.com

‘Businesses should not promote products or services to consumers whose contact details they have bought from another company until they have checked that the seller obtained appropriate consent for such marketing activity, the UK’s privacy watchdog has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st April 2016

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It is illegal to screenshot and share Snapchat snaps without permission, Government minister says – The Independent

Posted March 29th, 2016 in consent, copyright, intellectual property, internet, news by sally

‘It is illegal to screenshot Snapchat picture messages and pass them to others on without consent, the Government’s culture minister has said.’

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The Independent, 27th March 2016

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Adoption, foreign nationals and parental consent: where are we now? – Family Law Week

‘Michael Jones, Barrister, Deans Court Chambers, analyses the implications of a recent judgment in Re JL and AO (Babies Relinquished for Adoption) which concerned the adoption of children with the consent of the foreign parents.’

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Family Law Week, 17th March 2016

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Court rules four children must have vaccines after mother objects – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2016 in children, consent, Islam, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A family court judge has ruled that four children must be immunised after their Muslim mother refused consent because she said vaccines contained pork gelatine.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2016

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Abortion, mental incapacity and prior intentions: Court of Protection Clarifies the law – UK Human Rights Law

Posted March 4th, 2016 in abortion, consent, Court of Protection, domestic violence, news by tracey

‘An NHS Trust v CS (By Her Litigation Friend, the Official Solicitor) ] EWCOP. The Court of Protection does the work of Solomon on a daily basis. Matters of life and death are brought before it, and with them come a mass of conflicting rights, overlapping statutes, and an array of case law from which arguments can be drawn.’

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UK Human Rights Law, 26th February 2016

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Abortion, mental incapacity and prior intentions: Court of Protection Clarifies the law – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 26th, 2016 in abortion, consent, Court of Protection, domestic violence, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘An NHS Trust v CS (By Her Litigation Friend, the Official Solicitor) ] EWCOP. The Court of Protection does the work of Solomon on a daily basis. Matters of life and death are brought before it, and with them come a mass of conflicting rights, overlapping statutes, and an array of case law from which arguments can be drawn. At the end of it, an individual judge must make a stark decision, which may have the most profound impact on another human being. One of those charged with making such decisions once divided the advocates who appeared before him into those who complicate and those who clarify. There is no surprise as to which he preferred.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 26th February 2016

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Allow Huntington’s disease sufferer to die, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2016 in consent, food, health, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A man in his 30s who is in the advanced stages of Huntington’s disease and repeatedly pulls out a feeding tube attached to his stomach should be allowed to die, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2016

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Judge orders release of Zimbabwean criminal who cannot be deported – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2016 in consent, detention, immigration, news, passports by sally

‘A high court judge has ordered the release of a convicted Zimbabwean criminal who has spent more than two years in immigration detention pending his deportation.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2016

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