Man banned from having sex with wife by High Court judge – Daily Telegraph

‘Bangladeshi man claims he has right under his culture to have sex with wife, who has mental age of a child, whenever he pleases and she has no right to refuse.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2014

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Supreme Court homeless appeals – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Three landmark appeals being heard this week should clarify who is ‘vulnerable’ and entitled to priority rehousing by local authorities.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th December 2014

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Supreme Court to hear challenge to key test on homelessness and vulnerability – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court will next week hear three cases where homeless applicants for housing assistance are seeking to challenge the Pereira test of vulnerability.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th December 2014

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Deportation of Lebanese man with Down’s ‘inhumane’ – Vince Cable – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2014 in appeals, deportation, human rights, immigration, learning difficulties, news by tracey

‘The proposed deportation of a Lebanese man with Down’s syndrome has been branded “fundamentally inhumane” by the business secretary, Vince Cable. Wadih Chourey, 44, has lived in Twickenham, south-west London, for the past 17 years after seeking refuge from abuse in Beirut. But both his parents have since died and his brother Camil, 52, said he would be unable to care for himself in Lebanon.’

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The Guardian, 6th November 2014

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Brian Philip Telchadder (Appellant) v Wickland Holdings Limited (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Brian Philip Telchadder (Appellant) v Wickland Holdings Limited (Respondent) [2014] UKSC 57 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 5th November 2014

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Newport ‘slavery’ victim Darrell Simester speaks of ordeal – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2014 in forced labour, gipsies, learning difficulties, news, victims by sally

‘It was a case that lifted the lid on modern day “slavery” in Wales. David Daniel Doran was jailed last month for forcing a vulnerable man to work unpaid at a farm near Newport. Now as BBC Wales’ Week In Week Out programme delves further into the case, we take an look at some of the issues raised.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2014

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Judge attacks legal aid cuts as couple fight to keep their son – The Independent

‘One of Britain’s most senior judges has launched a withering attack on cuts to legal aid after a couple with learning disabilities was not provided with a lawyer to fight the forced adoption of their two-year-old son.’

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The Independent, 31st October 2014

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Farmer David Doran jailed for enslaving ‘vulnerable’ man for 13 years – The Independent

Posted October 27th, 2014 in forced labour, learning difficulties, news, sentencing by sally

‘A horse breeder who forced a vulnerable man to work on his farm for 13 years without pay has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.’

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The Independent, 24th October 2014

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Cognitive Deficit, Capacity And Quantum: A fresh look at how to approach cognitive deficit in PI claims – Zenith PI Blog

Posted October 21st, 2014 in appeals, citizenship, fraud, learning difficulties, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The Court of Appeal found a significant cognitive deficit, and consequent lack of capacity, notwithstanding recent evidence of minimal cognitive dysfunction, resulting in damages of equivalent to £2.3 million on a full liability basis.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 21st October 2014

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Denial of legal aid in Court of Protection cases “a false economy”, says judge – Local Government Lawyer

‘Denying individuals legal aid for complex Court of Protection cases is a false economy, a High Court judge has warned.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th October 2014

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European Convention on Human Rights: What has it ever done for us? – The Independent

‘As the Tories attempt to dilute the treaty’s authority in the UK, James Cusick takes a look at the difference it has made.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2014

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Court of Protection judge slams council for depriving autistic woman of her liberty – Local Government Lawyer

‘A judge has accused a county council of “a systemic failure” in a strongly-worded ruling in which he found the authority to have wrongfully deprived a 19-year-old autistic woman of her liberty and breached her human rights.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th September 2014

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Four guilty of killing Dean Mayley in Greenford mugging – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2014 in attempts, homicide, learning difficulties, murder, news, robbery, young offenders by tracey

‘Four teenagers have been convicted at the Old Bailey of killing a man with a mental age of nine who was stabbed during a mugging in west London.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2014

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Parents accused of ‘emotionally harming’ child by not naming him, win right to appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 4th, 2014 in adoption, appeals, care homes, children, learning difficulties, names, news by sally

‘A couple from Hertfordshire who had their five-month-old baby taken off them because they refused to name him, have won the right to appeal the decision.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st August 2014

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Regina (OP) v Secretary of State for Justice (Just for Kids Law intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (OP) v Secretary of State for Justice (Just for Kids Law intervening) [2014] EWHC 1944 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 348

‘It might be a necessary requirement to provide a full registered (rather than non-registered) intermediary when an individual of special vulnerability, who was in jeopardy by reason of being before the courts upon criminal accusation, came to give evidence, as such a person should be put in the best position to do themselves justice.’

WLR Daily, 13th June 2014

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High Court makes adoption call for baby with no name – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2014 in adoption, care orders, learning difficulties, names, news, social services by sally

‘A baby with no name is to be placed for adoption after a High Court judge highlighted concerns about his father’s hostility to social workers.’

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BBC News, 25th May 2014

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Joss Stone murder plotters’ jail sentences reduced – The Guardian

Posted May 20th, 2014 in appeals, conspiracy, learning difficulties, murder, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘The jail sentences of two men who plotted to rob and kill the pop singer Joss Stone have been reduced by the appeal court.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2014

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Closure of Hartley’s Day Centre in Shrewsbury ‘unlawful’ – BBC News

‘A council’s decision to close a day centre without proper consultation was unlawful, judges have ruled.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2014

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Court calls for ‘love coach’ to help vulnerable man find happiness – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 4th, 2014 in Court of Protection, learning difficulties, news by sally

‘Man with learning difficulties should be coached on how to behave before he goes out in search of a partner, Court of Protection judge says.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th April 2014

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Disabled patients ‘have right to liberty’, Supreme Court rules – BBC News

‘Disabled people have the same right to “physical liberty” as others, one of the UK’s most senior judges has said. Lady Hale, deputy president of the Supreme Court, said the state had a duty to uphold that right and to cater for disabled people.’

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BBC News, 19th March 2014

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