Scales of justice still unbalanced for female judges – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2014 in child abuse, diversity, equality, inquiries, judges, judiciary, news, women by sally

‘The lord chief justice admitted progress on diversity is too slow, while Chris Grayling’s offer of ‘partnership’ should be eyed warily.’

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The Guardian, 10th July 2014

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Met must respond to spy allegations in undercover police case, court rules – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police cannot use its policy of “neither confirm nor deny” in response to damages claims brought by women who claim they were tricked into forming relationships with undercover officers.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2014

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Domestic violence convictions at record high – The Guardian

‘The conviction rate for domestic violence cases has reached its highest ever level, with cases now making up 10.7% of the Crown Prosecution Service’s workload, the director of public prosecutions will announce on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2014

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Women in the Judiciary – Lady Hale

Posted July 1st, 2014 in diversity, judiciary, speeches, women by sally

Women in the Judiciary (PDF)

Lady Hale

Fiona Woolf Lecture for the Women Lawyers’ Division of the Law Society, 27th June 2014

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Project pits women’s success stories against “negative narrative of diversity debate” – Legal Futures

Posted June 30th, 2014 in barristers, diversity, equality, legal profession, news, solicitors, statistics, women by sally

‘A five-year project to celebrate the achievements of women lawyers has been launched, culminating at the centenary of the Act of Parliament which abolished the bar on their entry into the profession.’

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Legal Futures, 27th June 2014

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Yarl’s Wood: deported asylum seekers to give evidence to parliament – The Guardian

‘Deported asylum seekers who have made allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour by staff at the Yarl’s Wood detention centre are to be called before an ongoing parliamentary inquiry.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2014

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New taxi rules undermine safety, warn campaigners – The Independent

Posted June 23rd, 2014 in bills, licensing, local government, news, sexual offences, taxis, women by sally

‘Ministers have been accused of undermining women’s safety by weakening the regulation of private-hire taxi drivers.’

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The Independent, 22nd June 2014

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Rihanna Rogue perfume ad restricted due to ‘sexually suggestive’ image – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2014 in advertising, children, complaints, news, ombudsmen, women by sally

‘Advertising Standards Authority says poster can only be displayed in areas where it is unlikely to be seen by children.’

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The Guardian, 4th June 2014

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A Ms Justice in the high court – at last the judiciary starts to catch up – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in judiciary, names, news, women by sally

‘The appointment of Alison Russell QC reminds us of the legal system’s diversity deficit.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2014

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Gender inequality at the senior Bar – The Future of Law

Posted April 25th, 2014 in barristers, equality, judiciary, news, queen's counsel, women by sally

‘On 12 March 2014 Lord Neuberger gave the Rainbow Lecture on Diversity. The lecture concluded with an explicit reference to the duty of all those involved in the legal profession and judiciary to improve the inclusiveness of the legal world.’

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The Future of Law, 24th April 2014

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Supermarket staff could win millions in equal pay cases – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2014 in compensation, employment, equality, news, remuneration, women by sally

‘Supermarkets may have to pay millions of pounds in higher wages and back pay to store staff, mainly women, if test cases for equal pay being brought by 400 workers are successful.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2014

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Young women lawyers – stop feeling so entitled and get on with it, says top female judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 4th, 2014 in judges, legal profession, news, women by sally

‘Dame Anne Rafferty, an Appeal Court judge, has said that girls today have a sense of entitlement that stops them from getting on with their jobs.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th April 2014

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Griffiths v Secretary of State for Justice (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening): Coll v Secretary of State for Justice (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted March 20th, 2014 in law reports, prisons, release on licence, sex discrimination, women by tracey

Griffiths v Secretary of State for Justice (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening): Coll v Secretary of State for Justice (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening); [2013] EWHC 4077 (Admin);   [2014] WLR (D)  136

‘The Secretary of State for Justice had not discriminated, directly or indirectly, in the performance of his functions of providing approved premises for women released from prison on licence.’

WLR daily 19th December 2013

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Napoli v Ministero della Giustizia – Dipartimento dell’Amministrazione penitenziaria – WLR Daily

Posted March 12th, 2014 in EC law, employment, equality, law reports, public interest, sex discrimination, women by tracey

Napoli v Ministero della Giustizia – Dipartimento dell’Amministrazione penitenziaria: (Case C-595/12);   [2014] WLR (D)  115

‘Article 15 of Parliament and Council Directive 2006/54/EC precluded national legislation which, on grounds relating to the public interest, excluded a woman on maternity leave from a vocational training course which formed an integral part of her employment and which was compulsory in order to be able to be appointed definitively to a post as a civil servant and in order to benefit from an improvement in her employment conditions, while guaranteeing her the right to participate in the next training course, the date of which was nevertheless uncertain. Article 14(2), which provided that a difference of treatment based on a characteristic relating to sex did not constitute discrimination in relation to particular occupational activities, did not apply since the national legislation did not limit a specified activity solely to male workers but only delayed access to that activity for female workers who had been unable to receive full vocational training as a result of compulsory maternity leave. Both articles 14(1)(c) and 15 were sufficiently clear, precise and unconditional to have direct effect.’

WLR Daily, 6th March 2014

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Psychological abuse ‘should be a made crime’ – BBC News

Posted March 5th, 2014 in domestic violence, news, women by sally

‘Psychological abuse should be made a crime in England and Wales in order to save more victims of domestic violence, campaigners have said.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2014

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Development bill to tackle gender inequality poised to become law – The Guardian

Posted March 5th, 2014 in bills, equality, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘A private member’s bill to force the UK government to consider the impact of its overseas aid spending on reducing gender inequality is poised to become law after passing its third reading in the House of Lords on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 4th March 2014

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Rape of vulnerable women ‘has been effectively decriminalised’ – The Independent

‘Rape of vulnerable women, especially those with learning difficulties, has effectively been “decriminalised”, according to a research academic employed by the country’s largest police force.’

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The Independent, 28th February 2014

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Joanna Dennehy: serial killer becomes first woman told by judge to die in jail – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2014 in murder, news, sentencing, women by sally

‘Joanne Dennehy has become the first woman ordered to die behind bars by a judge, who told the murderer of three men she was “a cruel, calculating, selfish and manipulative serial killer”.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2014

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Women prisoners ‘coerced into sex with staff’ – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2014 in harassment, news, prison officers, prisons, reports, women by sally

‘Female prisoners in England and Wales have been coerced into having sex with staff in return for favours such as alcohol and cigarettes, a report says.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2014

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‘Offensive’ nude scanner app ad shown during soap banned – BBC News

Posted February 19th, 2014 in advertising, children, complaints, media, news, ombudsmen, women by sally

‘A TV advert for a “nude scanner” mobile phone app has been banned after it was shown during a prime-time show.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2014

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