UK under fire over ‘incoherent’ approach to domestic violence – The Guardian

‘The British government has been criticised by the UN for lacking “a consistent and coherent” approach to tackling violence against women, warning that its austerity agenda will further undermine the safety of vulnerable individuals.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2015

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Gynaecologist Rob Jones: Hundreds of women in legal claim – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2015 in complaints, damages, doctors, news, women by sally

‘Two hundred women treated by a disgraced surgeon have joined a group taking legal action against the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2015

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Belgravia Auto Valet advert is banned by the ASA for being ‘sexist’ and ‘demeaning to women’ – The Independent

Posted June 11th, 2015 in advertising, complaints, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘An online advert for a London car wash which showed young bikini-clad women pouring soapy water over themselves has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) – after receiving just one complaint.’

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The Independent, 10th June 2015

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Yarl’s Wood holding vulnerable women for too long, say monitors – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2015 in detention, immigration, mental health, news, women by sally

‘Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre is holding vulnerable women for too long in conditions that are causing them serious distress and are not suitable for those with mental health problems, according to a damning independent report.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2015

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The Law and the Gender Pay Gap – BBC Unreliable Evidence

Posted May 20th, 2015 in equal pay, gender, news, women by sally

‘Clive Anderson and a panel of senior legal experts discuss the apparent failure of the 1970 Equal Pay Act to bridge the gender pay gap.’
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BBC Unreliable Evidence, 13th May 2015

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Women in prison equals children without mothers, say justice groups – The Independent

‘12,000 women are sentenced each year in the UK – leaving about 20,000 children without mothers, according to Women in Prison’

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The Independent, 16th May 2015

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Court of Appeal: female prisoners released to bail hostels are not discriminated against – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 13th, 2015 in bail, news, prisons, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal recently grappled with Approved Premises for women in the case of Coll v Secretary of State for Justice [2015] EWCA Civ 328. The appellant is serving a mandatory life sentence for murder and brought the challenge on the basis that women have been the subject unlawful sex discrimination as a result of the AP regime. It was argued it was both direct and indirect discrimination. In the High Court, Justice Cranston upheld a separate submission that the Secretary of State (SSJ) was in breach of its public sector equality duty (S.149 Equality Act 2010). This finding was not appealed by the SSJ in the Court of Appeal.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 12th May 2015

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Student sues Oxford over handling of rape complaints – The Guardian

Posted May 8th, 2015 in complaints, harassment, news, rape, sexual offences, statistics, universities, women by tracey

‘A former Oxford student is launching a legal challenge against the university’s policy on investigating complaints of rape and sexual assault. Elizabeth Ramey, who has chosen to waive her right to anonymity, reported an alleged assault in 2011. There was a police investigation but no prosecution followed because of evidential problems.’

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The Guardian, 7th May 2015

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Army recruitment sergeant guilty of sex attacks on young female recruits – The Guardian

‘An army recruitment sergeant has been found guilty of sex attacks on young female recruits.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2015

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‘Beach body ready’ ad ‘can’t appear again in its current form’ says watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 30th, 2015 in advertising, complaints, news, women by sally

‘The Advertising Standards Authority will establish if the controversial ad for Protein World breaks harm and offence rules or is socially irresponsible.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2015

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Fewer barriers for women in judiciary than the bar – LCJ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 29th, 2015 in barristers, equality, human rights, judiciary, legal aid, news, women by sally

‘The barrier to women progressing further in the judiciary has gone, but more needs to be done to remove the glass ceiling at the bar, the lord chief justice said last night.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th April 2015

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Respect women’s right to wear veil in court, says Britain’s most senior judge – The Guardian

Posted April 17th, 2015 in court dress, Islam, judges, news, religious discrimination, women by sally

‘Judges must show respect to women who choose to keep their faces covered due to their religious beliefs, the UK’s most senior judge has said.’

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The Guardian, 17th April 2015

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Rents and Equality. Barnet, again – Nearly Legal

‘It appears that Barnet Council (via the Mayor’s casting vote) are determined to carry on with their plan to raise rents for council tenants, new and existing, to 80% of market rent or top of LHA rates, whichever is lowest.’

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Nearly Legal, 15th April 2015

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Regina (Coll) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Regina (Coll) v Secretary of State for Justice [2015] EWCA Civ 328; [2015] WLR (D) 157

‘In providing approved premises for women released from prison on licence, the Secretary of State for Justice had not discriminated directly under section 13 of the Equality Act 2010 or indirectly under section 19.’

WLR Daily, 31st March 2015

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Glued privates, rotting seafood and bargain sports cars: wronged wives turn to revenge spectaculars – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 7th, 2015 in divorce, news, women by sally

‘Social media helping make dramatic acts of revenge against philandering husbands a standard feature of British divorce, say lawyers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2015

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Lords Spiritual (Women) Act 2015 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 1st, 2015 in clergy, legislation, peerages & dignities, women by sally

Lords Spiritual (Women) Act 2015 published

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Stranded Spouses and Immigration Control – Family Law Week

‘Sulema Jahangir, solicitor with Dawson Cornwell, explains the plight of wives and mothers who are stranded in foreign countries, often separated from their children, and unable to return to England because of immigration restrictions.’

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Family Law Week, 31st March 2015

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Woman given suspended sentence for funding jihadi boyfriend in Syria – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2015 in news, sentencing, terrorism, war, women by sally

‘An “immature and naive” young woman who was strung along by her jihadi boyfriend wept in court as she was told she would not go to prison for agreeing to send him money.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2015

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The tiger at the bar: QC who helped win the fight to see Charles’s letters – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2015 in barristers, news, queen's counsel, royal family, Supreme Court, women by sally

‘After a whirlwind week in which she beat attempts to conceal royal communications, the ‘formidable’ Dinah Rose QC shows no signs of slowing.’

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The Guardian, 28th March 2015

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Man jailed over ‘ferocious’ Brixton stabbing murder – BBC News

‘A man who killed his ex-wife and seriously injured two other women, including his ex-girlfriend, in a “ferocious stabbing spree”, has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 24th March 2015

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