Blood products and Jehovah’s Witnesses: DE – Law and Religion UK

‘In Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust v DE [2019] EWCOP 19, DE was a 49-year-old woman who suffered from autism and mild learning difficulties: she and her mother were Jehovah’s Witnesses [3]. In April 2019, DE broke her leg, and the medical evidence was that she needed surgery and that there was a risk that she would require blood transfusion or blood products during the operation [4]. If she did not have the operation, her mobility would be impaired [5] and the need for an operation was urgent.’

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Law and Religion UK, 29th May 2019

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HMRC wins ‘unallowable purpose’ case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 31st, 2019 in interest, news, taxation by tracey

‘A UK company had an “unallowable purpose” in issuing a promissory note and therefore could not deduct the interest payable to a US group company, the First-tier Tribunal in the UK has decided in a case concerning a company in the Oxford Instruments group.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th May 2019

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Withdrawal of life support: minimally conscious patients – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 31st, 2019 in consent, Court of Protection, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A Clinical Commissioning Group v P (by her litigation friend the Official Solicitor) and TD [2019] EWCOP 18. The lesson to be learned from this case is to be careful of the hands into which you may fall, should you become incapacitated and end up in a vegetative or minimally conscious state.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th May 2019

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Proselytising nurse’s dismissal upheld by the Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Kuteh v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust [2019] EWCA Civ 818. The Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that a nurse’s dismissal for improper proselytising was not unfair and that the hospital trust’s decision was not in contravention of the claimant’s rights as guaranteed by Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th May 2019

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Anti-abortion activists launch legal challenge against council over public spaces protection order – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 31st, 2019 in abortion, demonstrations, local government, news, public order by tracey

‘The London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames faces a legal challenge from anti-abortion activists over a public spaces protection order (PSPO) it has imposed to restrain their protests.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st May 2019

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Couple jailed for harassing judge after birthday card sent to her home – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 31st, 2019 in family courts, harassment, judges, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A couple involved in contentious litigation sent a birthday card to the home address of the family judge hearing their case, telling her to “keep up the good work stealing for profit”, it has emerged. The incident was one of five highlighted in a High Court judgment handed down last month.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 30th May 2019

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Criminal bar opens second front in fees dispute – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 31st, 2019 in barristers, criminal justice, fees, legal aid, news by tracey

‘The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has shifted its focus from low prosecution fees onto “unacceptable flaws” in the Advocates Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS).’

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Law Society's Gazette, 30th May 2019

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Report raises alarm over police detention of vulnerable suspects – The Guardian

‘Police officers detained and interviewed vulnerable suspects without an appropriate adult present more than 100,000 times last year in England and Wales, according to a charity report.’

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The Guardian, 31st May 2019

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Sajid Javid accused of ‘human fly-tipping’ in Shamima Begum case – The Guardian

‘A lawyer for Shamima Begum’s family has accused Sajid Javid of cancelling the citizenship of the teenager who joined Islamic State to further his ambitions of becoming prime minister, describing the case as “human fly-tipping”.’

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The Guardian, 31st May 2019

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