Sex crime suspects deserve anonymity, MPs say – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2015 in anonymity, bail, news, rape by tracey

‘There should be a statutory ban on the identification of people who are arrested for sexual offences in England and Wales, a committee of MPs has said.’

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BBC news, 20th March 2015


EVENT: The Law Society – Public debate series: Human rights and the theatre of war

Posted March 20th, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This debate will discuss questions such as:

Is there an increasing number of legal claims being brought against the MoD under human rights law?
Does the application of civilian norms to military conduct lead to a surge in claims?
Should rules of engagement be subject to the same laws as those applied to civilians in non-conflict situations?
Is there an appropriate balance between legal protections of those whose human rights have been violated and protecting the public?’

Date: 5th May 2015, 6.00-8.45pm

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

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

The Care Act 2014: Overview – Thirty Nine Essex Street

Posted March 20th, 2015 in carers, community care, health, local government, news, social services by sally

‘The Care Act adopts and implements many of the recommendations of the Law Commission on Adult Social Care (published 11 May 2011). It is the largest single piece of community care legislation since the great Beveridge reforms of 1948, sweeping away and re-codifying more than 50 years worth of law and policy.’

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Thirty Nine Essex Street, February 2015


Non-genetic parentage under the HFEA 2008 – Tanfield Chambers

Posted March 20th, 2015 in assisted reproduction, embryology, news, parental rights by sally

‘Where a child is conceived with donor sperm, parentage is normally determined under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008. S.33 provides that the woman who bears the child will be the mother, regardless of whether the egg was hers or came from a donor. If she is married or in a civil partnership, her spouse or civil partner will be the other parent, unless it is shown that the spouse or civil partner did not consent to the treatment – s.35 and s.42. Otherwise, ss.36 and 37 provide that a man (who will normally be the mother’s partner) will be the child’s father if:

(i) the treatment is provided by a clinic in the UK under a licence from the HFE Authority; and

(ii) both parties give written notice to the clinic consenting to such parentage.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 20th February 2015