Surrogacy: BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Archers’ storyline highlights legal issues for parents – Family Law

Posted October 4th, 2019 in birth certificates, change of name, news, surrogacy by tracey

‘Rachel Cooper, barrister, Coram Chambers, discusses current UK surrogacy legislation in relation to modern reproductive practices.’

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Family Law, 3rd October 2019


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 4th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

The Competition And Markets Authority v Flynn Pharma Ltd & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 1631 (04 October 2019)

GM (Sri Lanka) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA Civ 1630 (04 October 2019)

CP, R (On the Application Of) v North East Lincolnshire Council [2019] (EWCA) Civ (EWCA) Civ 1614 (03 October 2019)

Ford & Anor v Bennett & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 1604 (03 October 2019)

Revenue And Customs v Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme Trustees Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 1610 (03 October 2019)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

KC, R. v [2019] EWCA Crim 1632 (04 October 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Raqeeb v Barts NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 2531 (Admin) (03 October 2019)

Delve & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for Work And Pensions [2019] EWHC 2552 (Admin) (03 October 2019)

Lee Qualter Commercial Reduction Services Ltd & Anor v Crown Court At Preston [2019] EWHC 2563 (Admin) (03 October 2019)

Open Rights Group & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2019] EWHC 2562 (Admin) (03 October 2019)

High Court (Family Division)

B & C, Re [2019] EWHC 2593 (Fam) (04 October 2019)

Barts NHS Foundation Trust v Raqeeb & Ors [2019] EWHC 2530 (Fam) (03 October 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

DXW v PXL [2019] EWHC 2579 (QB) (04 October 2019)

Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings Inc [2019] EWHC 2533 (QB) (01 October 2019)


Sexual violence and harassment cases at universities treble in three years – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 4th, 2019 in harassment, news, sexual offences, statistics, universities by tracey

‘Sexual violence and harassment cases at universities have trebled in three years, as victims reveal their claims are being investigated by novices.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd October 2019


Britain’s most senior female barrister kept quiet about sex assault because of fear for career – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 4th, 2019 in assault, barristers, bullying, harassment, news, sexual offences, women by tracey

‘Britain’s most senior female barrister has revealed that she kept quiet about sexual harassment for fear of ending career. Amanda Pinto QC, Chair-Elect of the Bar Council of England and Wales, said that she even suffered a sexual assault at the hands of a QC when she was a pupil in the 1980s but did not tell anyone for more than three decades.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd October 2019

Source: rapist has prison term extended after lying about vasectomy to victim who fell pregnant – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2019 in internet, news, pregnancy, rape, sentencing, victims by tracey

‘A serial rapist who used dating websites including to target his victims has been given extra prison time for attacks on five more women.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2019


Health body faces legal action amid concerns over autism ‘cure’ – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2019 in autism, complementary medicine, health, judicial review, medicines, news by tracey

‘The high court is to be asked to decide whether the statutory regulation of homeopaths is safe, amid concerns that some of those on an accredited register are offering an anti-vaccine “cure” for children with autism.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2019


British police to demand data from US tech giants directly after delays to paedophile investigations – The Independent

‘British police and intelligence agencies will be able to demand suspects’ social media data directly from American technology giants under a new agreement signed with the US government. The Home Office said the landmark agreement would speed up investigations into alleged terrorists, paedophiles and serious criminals.’

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The Independent, 4th October 2019


‘Unprecedented’ level of special needs complaints upheld – BBC News

‘Breaches of children’s legal right to have special educational needs support have reached unprecedented levels, says an official complaints body. England’s local government ombudsman said not only had there been a spike in complaints, but nine out of 10 of them were upheld in 2018-19.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2019


Nearly all Home Office misconduct inquiries relate to immigration – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2019 in complaints, government departments, immigration, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘Almost all of the investigations into alleged serious misconduct by Home Office staff relate to immigration matters, the Guardian has learned. Although the department also has responsibility for policing and counter-terrorism, 96% of its internal investigations focus on immigration matters. Scores of these investigations have substantiated allegations against staff made internally or by the public.’

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The Guardian, 4th October 2019