Glen Parva suicidal detainee ‘not kept safe’ – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2014 in inquests, mental health, news, standards, suicide, young offenders by tracey

‘A man with mental health problems killed himself at a young offenders institute after he was wrongly judged “low risk” and was inadequately monitored, an inquest jury has decided.’

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BBC New, 11th September 2014

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Judge tells masseuse to stop harassing Russell Brand and Jemima Khan – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2014 in assault, harassment, injunctions, news by tracey

‘Celebrity couple win court order in ongoing dispute with Szilvia Berki, which they say has caused considerable distress.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2014

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Leicester illegal circumcision doctor guilty of misconduct – BBC News

‘A psychiatrist who circumcised 41 boys at a “non-sterile” clinic in a terraced house has been found guilty of misconduct. Dr Hassan Abdulla was not registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) when he operated at the Al-Khalill Clinic in Leicester.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2014

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Children’s care homes abuse claims increase to 13 – BBC News

‘An investigation into abuse at a children’s care home has been widened to include other establishments.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2014

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Students without indefinite leave to are ineligible for student loans – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 11th, 2014 in appeals, education, human rights, immigration, news, visas by sally

‘The United Kingdom was not in breach of the human rights of those individuals ineligible for student loans because they did not have indefinite leave to remain in the country. The relevant legislation limits eligibility for student loans to those who are “settled” in the United Kingdom (within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971 ) and who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th September 2014

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UK prisons ‘failing to identify suicidal inmates’ – The Guardian

Posted September 11th, 2014 in news, prisons, reports, suicide by sally

‘There are too many cases of prisons failing to identify inmates who are a suicide risk despite the presence of clear warning signs, an official watchdog has warned after a “troubling” 64% rise in self-inflicted deaths behind bars in the past year.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2014

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EVENT: Law Society – Public debate series: Right to be forgotten

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘A landmark ruling of the European Union Court of Justice, in May of this year, held that it is Google’s responsibility to remove outdated or ‘irrelevant’ search results hosted by third parties. EU justice commissioner Viviane Reading praised the decision, hailing a “clear victory for the protection of personal data of Europeans”, while others have raised concerns over its implementation, fearing that it could mark a slippery slope toward online censorship.’

CPD hours 1.25

Date: 15th October 2014, 6.00-8.45pm

Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: UCL CLP – Pay (in)equity and agent (dis)incentives

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘It is trite that recent decades have seen an explosion in levels of senior executive remuneration in public companies, both absolutely and relative to ordinary worker pay. A conspicuous corresponding trend over recent years, though, has been the development of a range of countervailing regulatory tools designed to mitigate this disparity within various national environments. These include regulatory pay ratio caps, bonus bans, and mandatory pay ratio disclosures. Notwithstanding these salient developments, prevailing legal and economic debates on executive and worker pay remain rooted in the dominant principal-agent paradigm of corporate governance, which consistently disputes the relevance of equitable or distributive fairness concerns to the essentially functional challenge of determining effective agent incentives. In this lecture I will take issue with the orthodox principal-agent perspective on pay equity, by demonstrating the centrality of equitable concerns to effective agent-incentive design, both at senior executive and ordinary worker levels.’

Date: 27th November 2014, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: UCL Law Faculty, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: Law Society – Mental health and learning disabilities in police custody and the criminal courts

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘It is well established that high numbers of people in the criminal justice system experience mental health problems or learning disabilities. In 2007, Lord Bradley was invited by the government to undertake an independent review of people with mental health problems or learning disabilities in the criminal justice system. ‘

CPD hours 2.25

Date: 15th October 2014, 4.30-6.45pm

Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: IALS – Is Legislation Literature? (Sir William Dale Annual Memorial Lecture)

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Legislation has the limited object of changing the law. So it consists of abstract rules of general application which appeal to the intellect. Other forms of writing can summon up mental pictures of individual people and events and appeal to the emotions. Another consequence of its limited object is that every word of an Act counts and its language is spare. Techniques available to other writers (like repetition and exuberance) are generally denied to the drafter. So drafting is unlikely to produce literature. The fascination lies in producing something precise and clear while operating within the inherent restraints.’

Date: 3rd November 2014, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: Law Society – Civil Justice Section Autumn Conference 2014

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Join expert speakers for a detailed examination of the pressing issues affecting litigators, which aims to cut through the confusion and uncertainty currently afflicting our profession.

As well as unique presentations on key issues, delegates will have the chance to quiz our speakers both during and after the conference.’

Date: 16th October 2014, 3.30-7.00pm

Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: King’s College London – Transformations of the Rule of Law: Legal, Liberal, and Neo

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘For our first jurisprudence event of the year, we will host Professor Martin Krygier at our Legal Philosophy Workshop. Professor Krygier, who is a highly respected theoretician of law, will present his paper “Transformations of the Rule of Law: Legal, Liberal, and Neo.” As always, a lively discussion will then follow.’

Date: 1st October 2014, 3.30-5.30pm

Location: SW1.09 Somerset House East Wing

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: JUSTICE – Human Rights Law Conference 2014

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This year’s programme includes keynote speeches from leaders in the field, breakout session updates on disability, surveillance and privacy, criminal law, judicial review and immigration and an unequalled review of essential case-law developments in our now renowned ‘Review of the Year’ with Nathalie Lieven QC, Landmark Chambers.

Plenary debate with:

Simon Hughes MP, Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties
Emily Thornberry MP, Shadow Attorney General
David Davis MP
Professor Conor Gearty, LSE & Matrix
Anthony Speight QC, 4 Pumpcourt

Keynote speeches:

Gareth Peirce, Birnberg Peirce
Lord Pannick QC, Blackstone Chambers’

Date: 20th October 2014

Location: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Tudor Street, London, EC4Y 1HT

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: Law Society – Commercial litigation: The post-Jackson world

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This event is purely focused on commercial litigation and will assess the impact of the first 18 months of the reforms from the perspective of commercial litigators.

Litigators will learn about and share experiences of the latest Jackson-related developments, with a high-calibre line up of judges, litigation solicitors and barristers on the platform, and delegates being given the opportunity to ask questions and join in debate from the floor.’

Date: 20th October 2014, 1.45-5.15pm

Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Charge: from £150

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: Law Society – Family Law Section annual conference 2014. Family law – Generations

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Law Society’s Family Law Section annual conference 2014 will discuss practical questions arising at every stage of family life, from conception to ‘grey divorce’.

The conference will look at how cultural and other changes have redefined the meaning of ‘family'; how the courts have responded to scientific advances in aiding conception; why children’s voices are not being heard in mediation and the family courts; the nature of modern relationships outside of marriage and the implications on breakdown; and the questions around money, pensions and property arising from the breakup of long or late-in-life relationships.’

CPD: 5 hours

Date: 8th October 2014, 9.30-5.00pm

Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Charge: from £190

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: UCL – Moral Judgments: Insights from Psychology, Computer Science, and Neuroscience

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Originally, moral judgments were mostly discussed in philosophy where researchers would investigate the notions on which laws should ultimately be based. However, more recently an increasing amount of empirical research has been conducted with mainly two aims: a) to provide insights into the psychological mechanisms of how humans form moral judgments, and b) to provide advice and discuss the normative implications for moral theory and, ultimately, law. It is on this topic that Dr Sylvia Terbeck will review her own work in moral psychology and neuroscience. For instance, her team found that noradrenaline – a neurotransmitter involved in fight-or-flight responses – increased deontological moral judgments in traditional moral dilemmas (e.g., killing one to save many). They suggested that an increase in harm-aversion, and reduced aggression, might have produced this effect. She will also present the results of a study using Immersive Virtual Reality, which demonstrated how the race of the avatar had an effect on virtual and real-life moral behaviour, and will address how the interdisciplinary discourse might need improvement, illustrating this with a description of a very interesting and novel experiment on moral enhancement using placebo-effects.’

Date: 22nd October 2014, 5.00-6.30pm

Location: UCL Faculty of Laws, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: The United Kingdom Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists – The challenges of the Presidency Of the International Court of Justice

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The United Kingdom Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists are pleased to invite you to a talk entitled: The challenges of the Presidency of the International Court of Justice
Special Guest Speaker: Dame Rosalyn Higgins DBE QC.’

Date: 20th October 2014, 6.00-8.00pm

Location: Central London location

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: King’s College London – Copyright: If I could change just one thing…

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘To mark the upcoming launch of the 2014 edition of the Collecting Societies Handbook, jointly published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Baker & McKenzie, we invite you to attend an evening of debate in London about the state and future of copyright.

We are delighted to be joined by a panel of experts from across the copyright community who will share with us their views on what they would change if they could change just one thing about copyright.’

Date: 7th October 2014, 6.45-8.30pm

Location: Anatomy Lecture Theatre (K6.29) Strand Campus

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: Queen Mary – 2014 Herchel Smith Intellectual Property Lecture: The Hon Mr Justice Arnold

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The lecture will be delivered by The Hon Mr Justice Richard Arnold, High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, on the topic “The Need for a New Copyright Act: A Case Study in Law Reform”.

There were three United Kingdom Copyright Acts in the twentieth century. It is now 26 years since the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 was passed. The major thesis of this lecture is that it is time for a new Copyright Act. The minor thesis is that we need to re-think our approach to copyright law reform. Both theses are illustrated by the history of UK copyright legislation over the last 140 years.

The evening will be chaired by Professor Johanna Gibson, Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law.

Date: 13th October 2014, 5.00-9.00pm

Location: Derek Willoughby Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

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Ben Alaya v Bundesrepublik Deutschland – WLR Daily

Posted September 11th, 2014 in law reports by sally

Ben Alaya v Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Case C-491/13 ECLI:EU:C:2014:2187); [2014] WLR (D) 388

‘Article 12 of Council Directive 2004/114/EC of 13 December 2004 on the conditions of admission of third-country nationals for the purposes of studies, pupil exchange, unremunerated training or voluntary service (OJ 2004 L375, p 12) meant that a member state was obliged to admit to its territory a third-country national who wished to stay for more than three months in that territory for study purposes, where that national met the conditions for admission exhaustively listed in articles 6 and 7 of the Directive and provided that the member state did not invoke against that person one of the grounds expressly listed by the Directive as justification for refusing a residence permit.’

WLR Daily, 10th September 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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