Domestic workers win supreme court case against Saudi diplomat – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2017 in appeals, diplomats, immunity, news, Supreme Court, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Two domestic workers who say they were exploited by a Saudi diplomat in London have won a major victory in the supreme court after judges ruled that their employer was no longer protected by diplomatic immunity.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2017


Graduate’s dream of joining the police was ruined – because she’d been told off for shoplifting at 13 – WalesOnline

Posted October 19th, 2017 in cautions, news, police, theft, young persons by tracey

‘A bright graduate’s dream of joining the police was destroyed – because she’d been told off for shoplifting from Primark when she was just 13. And now top judges have slammed a police recruitment policy that “irrationally” led to rejection of the job application from the woman, who is now in her 20s.’

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WalesOnline, 18th october 2017


Foster care abuse victim in ‘landmark’ win against council – BBC News

‘A woman who was abused as a child by her foster parents has won a Supreme Court battle against the local authority responsible for her care.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2017


EVENT: DLA Annual Conference 2017

Posted October 19th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Book soon to secure a place at this year’s DLA conference.

The DLA conference is renowned for its combination of cutting-edge legal commentary, insightful exposition and shaping the policy agenda for discrimination lawyers – this year is no exception.

Speakers in the morning include Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society; Karon Monaghan QC of Matrix Chambers and Professor Iyiola Solanke, Professor of EU Law and Social Justice at Leeds University. During the afternoon participants will be able to choose topics they wish to explore in greater depth during breakout sessions covering a range of current equality law issues. The breakout sessions, led by experienced practitioners with specialist expertise, will provide practical advice in relation to particular areas of law or procedures

The day concludes with a panel discussion chaired by Robin Allen QC followed by a drinks reception.’

Date: 3rd November 2017

Location: Allen & Overy, Bishops Square, London E1 6AD

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.