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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Woman with late-stage MS dies after ruling to stop artificial feeding – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2015 in consent, Court of Protection, disabled persons, elderly, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A woman in her late 60s who was “locked into the end stage” of multiple sclerosis has died about a month after a judge allowed medics to cease artificial feeding, lawyers say.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2015

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“Sexting” damages case: the legal issues – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The award of damages to a victim of ‘sexting’ grabbed the attention of the media on at the beginning of December 2015. Given that the judgment appears to have been delivered in September 2015, it isn’t clear why it had not made it in to the news until this week, but such is the way of the media sometimes.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 3rd December 2015

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The “socialite” who rejected life saving treatment – UK Human Rights blog

Posted December 4th, 2015 in consent, Court of Protection, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v C and another [2015] EWCOP 80. A woman who suffered kidney failure as a result of a suicide attempt has been allowed to refuse continuing dialysis. The Court of Protection rejected the hospital’s argument that such refusal disclosed a state of mind that rendered her incapable under the Mental Capacity Act. An adult patient who suffers from no mental incapacity has an absolute right to choose whether to consent to medical treatment. Continuation of such treatment is unlawful, even if the refusal seems irrational to others.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd December 2015

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Adoption without parental consent is wrong in principle – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in adoption, consent, speeches by tracey

‘The Family Justice Council held its 9th Annual Debate and panel discussion on Tuesday 24 November 2015. The topic for this year’s debate was adoption.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 2nd December 2015

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Woman who refused treatment after losing ‘sparkle’ dies – BBC News

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in anonymity, consent, health, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A woman who rejected life-saving kidney treatment, saying she felt she had lost her “sparkle” and did not want to get old, has died, it has emerged.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2015

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Court grants woman right to die after ‘losing her sparkle’ – The Guardian

‘Woman known as C is described as “impulsive and self-centred” but competent enough to refuse dialysis after destroying kidneys in suicide attempt.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2015

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Wales switches to organ donation opt-out – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2015 in consent, health, news, organ transplants, Wales by tracey

‘Consent for organ donation switches from opt-in to “soft opt-out” in Wales from Tuesday. The Labour-led Welsh government claims the law change could lead to a 25% increase in the number of organs available.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2015

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Businessman raped air stewardess he met on dating website by slipping ecstasy into her wine – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 26th, 2015 in consent, drug abuse, news, rape by tracey

‘A finance director has been convicted of the date rape of an air stewardess he met on a dating website, by slipping drugs into her glass of wine.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th November 2015

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Gayle Newland: Sex attacker who posed as man lodges new appeal – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2015 in appeals, consent, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A woman who was jailed after posing as a man to dupe a friend into having sex with her has lodged an appeal against her sentence.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2015

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Family threaten National Gallery with legal action over Matisse painting – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2015 in artistic works, consent, news, theft by sally

‘The National Gallery has been threatened with legal action relating to a portrait by Henri Matisse, amid claims that it was stolen from its original owner shortly after the second world war.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2015

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Best interests, hard choices: The Baby C case – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Judgments in best interests cases involving children often make for heart-wrenching reading. And so it was in Bolton NHS Foundation Trust v C (by her Children’s Guardian) [2015] EWHC 2920 (Fam), a case which considered Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health guidance, affirming its approach was in conformity with Article 2 and Article 3 ECHR. It also described, in the clearest terms, the terrible challenges facing C’s treating clinicians and her parents.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th November 2015

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Disabled girl sedation and removal ‘like Guantanamo rendition’ – BBC News

Posted November 18th, 2015 in care homes, consent, disabled persons, learning difficulties, news by tracey

‘A teenager with learning disabilities was “unlawfully” sedated and flown from south-west England to Dundee in a move a health boss likened to “extraordinary rendition to Guantanamo Bay”.’

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BBC News, 18th November 2015

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Fertile ground – New Law Journal

Posted November 16th, 2015 in assisted reproduction, consent, mistake, news, rectification by sally

‘Kirstie Gibson considers the court’s approach to the acquisition of parenthood.’

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New Law Journal, 13th November 2015

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DNR order ‘violated disabled man’s human rights’ – BBC News

‘A ‘do not resuscitate’ (DNR) order put on a disabled man’s records without consulting his mother breached his human rights, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 13th November 2015

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“… this can no longer be tolerated”: a short guide to the correct use of section 20, Children Act 1989 – Family Law Week

‘Alex Laing, barrister of Coram Chambers, concludes his review of N (Children) (Adoption: Jurisdiction) by considering what the President said about section 20 agreements.’

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Family Law Week, 11th November 2015

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Debt advice firm that made 1m unsolicited calls fined £120,000 – The Guardian

‘A company that made more than1m unsolicited calls in a month offering to write off people’s debts has been fined £120,000 by a government watchdog.’

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The Guardian, 10th November 2015

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Daily Mail owners challenge damages award to Paul Weller over photos of singer’s children – The Independent

‘The media’s right to publish images of the children of celebrities when they are out in public has re-emerged after the owners of the Daily Mail challenged an award of £10,000 in privacy damages to singer Paul Weller last year.’

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The Independent, 27th October 2015

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FGM: reporting of cases among children becomes mandatory – The Guardian

‘A duty on all teachers, doctors, nurses and social workers to report child cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police will come into force next week.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2015

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Woman GP who caned tycoon lover in ’50 Shades of Grey sex game’ cleared of assault – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 20th, 2015 in assault, consent, news by sally

‘Elvira Blakemore, whose lover called 999 after being left bleeding after spanking session, is acquitted by jury at Croydon Crown Court after only 15 minutes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th October 2015

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