Women’s prison suicide rate soars as charity warns of ‘horrifying’ self-harm – The Independent

Posted July 29th, 2016 in news, prisons, statistics, suicide, women by tracey

‘The number of women killing themselves in prison has “risen alarmingly”, new government figures have revealed – prompting warnings from top charity leaders over unsafe jail conditions. Statistics published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) show the total number of deaths classed as “self-inflicted” rose by 28 per cent over the past 12 months compared with the previous year.’

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The Independent, 28th July 2016

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Back from maternity: Five common challenges and how to overcome them – The Lawyer

Posted July 26th, 2016 in employment, legal profession, maternity leave, news, women by sally

‘The job, the team and the clients may all be the same, but most female lawyers who I talk to on their return to work tell me that it’s the new challenges they face which can make it harder than they anticipated to feel like the balance between work, family and career is right.’

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The Lawyer, 26th July 2016

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Hate crime: Prosecutors told to push for tougher sentences – BBC News

‘Prosecutors will be urged to push for tougher sentences for people committing hate crimes, following a rise in incidents after the EU referendum.’

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BBC News, 24th July 2016

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Rich wives being told to get a job as judges clamp down on ‘meal ticket’ divorces – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 21st, 2016 in appeals, divorce, employment, financial provision, news, time limits, women by tracey

‘Rich wives are increasing being told to go out and get a job rather than rely on maintenance from their ex-husband as judges lead what amounts to a clampdown on “meal ticket” divorces, according to lawyers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th July 2016

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Barristers still face flexible working penalty – The Bar Council

‘The Bar Council has launched a new flexible working guide for chambers, which includes proposals for possible rent reductions for those barristers seeking to work reduced hours or away from chambers because of care responsibilities.’

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The Bar Council, 19th July 2016

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Two thirds of lesbian and bisexual women experience discrimination at work, research finds – The Independent

‘Two thirds of lesbian and bisexual women have experienced discrimination in the workplace, research has found.’

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The Independent, 19th July 2016

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Bar regulator to address unfair treatment of women at the Bar – Bar Standards Board

Posted July 14th, 2016 in barristers, equality, press releases, reports, women by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board will be writing to every multi-tenant chambers across the country to seek their help in improving compliance with the Equality Rules, following the BSB’s recent survey of women at the Bar.’

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Bar Standards Board, 12th July 2016

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Wolf whistling to become a hate crime: Nottinghamshire Police cracks down on misogyny – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 14th, 2016 in harassment, hate crime, news, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘A police force has become the first in Britain to recognise misogyny as a hate crime, in an effort to make the county a safer place for women. Nottinghamshire Police is recording incidents such as wolf whistling, street harassment, verbal abuse and taking photographs without consent within the hate crime definition.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2016

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Supreme Court revamp raises hopes for women – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 13th, 2016 in diversity, equality, judges, judiciary, news, Supreme Court, women by sally

‘The Supreme Court is expected to revamp its judicial selection process, which could result in more women filling vacancies.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th July 2016

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Lingerie firm wins court fight over tax on bras for breast cancer patients – Daily Telegraph

‘Lingerie company bosses have won a Supreme Court fight over tax on special bras worn by women who have had a mastectomy.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2016

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Female barristers report high level of sexual harassment at work – The Guardian

‘Female barristers are frequently subject to sexual harassment and discrimination but are reluctant to complain for fear it might damage their careers, research has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2016

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Nottinghamshire Police records misogyny as a hate crime – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2016 in harassment, hate crime, news, police, victims, women by sally

‘Harassment of women is to be recorded as a hate crime in a bid to tackle sexist abuse.’

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BBC News, 13th July 2016

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Almost half of female barristers have experienced discrimination, major report finds

Posted July 12th, 2016 in barristers, harassment, news, reports, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Almost half of female barristers (45%) have experienced discrimination at work and 40% have experienced harassment, a major report by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has found.’

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Legal Futures, 12th July 2016

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What Price a Comment! Chelsea Football Club v Carneiro – Park Square Barristers

‘The public falling out between Jose’ Mourinho and Eva Carneiro happened during the first game of the season at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea Football Club. The manner in which this situation unfolded dominated the headlines, which resulted in a settlement at the Employment Tribunal, Croydon, London on Tuesday 7th June 2016.’

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Park Square Barristers, 15th June 2016

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The British women who couldn’t hire a sofa without their husbands’ signature – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2016 in consumer credit, married persons, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘-When the first British credit card launched 50 years ago it was mostly used by men
-In the 1960s and 1970s, women were viewed as a riskier investment by banks and stores
-Women had to get their father or husband to sign for most loans even if they earned more than them.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2016

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Breast enlargement ad starring blogger That Pommie Girl banned – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2016 in advertising, codes of practice, complaints, cosmetic surgery, news, women by Mark L

‘A TV ad featuring a fashion blogger promoting breast enlargement has been banned for irresponsibly implying to young women that surgery will make them more popular and confident.’

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The Guardian, 6th July 2016

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Support for women at the Bar is there when they need it – The Bar Council

Posted July 1st, 2016 in barristers, diversity, equality, press releases, women by tracey

‘Over the last few years, the Bar Council has rolled out a number of initiatives aimed at improving equal opportunities for members of the Bar.’

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The Bar Council, 30th June 2016

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Record number of suspected female terrorists arrested last year, figures show – The Independent

Posted July 1st, 2016 in news, statistics, terrorism, women by tracey

‘A record number of suspected female terrorists have been arrested in the UK in the past year, government figures have shown. The official figures, released by the Home Office, show 36 female terror suspects were arrested in the 12-month period prior to March. This amounts to 14 per cent of all arrests on terrorism charges during the time frame.’

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The Independent, 30th June 2016

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Home Office refuses to reveal whether women in Yarl’s Wood have been raped in case it ‘damages the commercial interests’ of companies – The Independent

‘Last year, the chief prisons inspector called Yarl’s Wood ‘a place of national concern’ following concerns over alleged sexual abuse and intimidation of women detained there.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2016

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High heels row: Inquiry launched by MPs following petition – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2016 in employment, inquiries, news, parliament, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Women who have been made to wear high heels at work are being invited to share their experiences with MPs, as part of a new inquiry.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2016

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