Judge names council after deciding knowledge of its social services failures in care case outweighed risk of jigsaw identification of children – Local Government Lawyer

‘A judge has severely criticised the London Borough of Haringey’s child social services department, after deciding to name the council following an appeal by the Press Association over an earlier anonymity order.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st May 2020

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Interim injunctions against persons unknown – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 14th, 2020 in anonymity, injunctions, local government, news, travellers by sally

‘As George Harrison once sang: ‘All things must pass.’ So while protesters, trespassers and others may now be quietly isolated (keyboard activism apart), normal life will eventually resume – and with it will come the need to restrain any unlawful or other anti-social behaviour.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th May 2020

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Killing the goose? – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted March 19th, 2020 in anonymity, demonstrations, injunctions, news by sally

‘On 5 March 2020 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Canada Goose UK Retail Ltd v Person Unknown [2020] EWCA Civ 303. The case concerned protests at the claimant’s Regent Street shop against the brand’s use of animal fur and down. But the Court of Appeal gave wide and authoritative guidance in relation to claims for injunctions against un-named defendants (“persons unknown.”)’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 12th March 2020

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‘Astonishing breakthrough’: Munby hails access to family justice data – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 5th, 2020 in anonymity, data protection, family courts, news by tracey

‘A national support service representing children in family court cases has opened up its data to researchers as part of wider efforts to understand how well the family justice system is working. Cafcass has transferred its file data to the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank, which is based at the University of Swansea. Cafcass said the move was part of a strategy to exchange knowledge and learning with key partners such as the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory, set up by the Nuffield Foundation to improve the use of data and research in the family justice system.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 3rd March 2020

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Removal of life support after brain stem death held lawful – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In two related judgments, Lieven J considered an application made by a Hospital Trust to withdraw treatment from a child receiving mechanical ventilation to keep him alive and an application for anonymity on behalf of his treating clinicians. The Trust succeeded in both. The decision has been upheld by the Court of Appeal.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th February 2020

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‘Boy B’ in Yousef Makki case identity revealed – BBC News

‘A teenager cleared of lying to police over the fatal stabbing of a schoolboy can be named after losing a High Court bid to protect his anonymity.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2020

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President in call for evidence as part of Transparency Review in Family Court – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 4th, 2020 in anonymity, confidentiality, family courts, news, practice directions by sally

‘The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has issued a call for evidence as part of the Family Court’s ‘Transparency Review’.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th February 2020

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“Brain dead” baby – how the court decides doctors can withdraw life support – Transparency Project

Posted February 3rd, 2020 in anonymity, birth, children, doctors, families, hospitals, Islam, medical treatment, news by sally

‘In a recent case the court had to consider whether to allow a hospital to withdraw mechanical ventilation from a baby, who had been starved of oxygen during his birth and had been declared brain-stem dead by doctors, despite the objections of the baby’s parents. Such cases are always agonising for all those involved and are approached with “anxious scrutiny” by the court. Often, as in this case, there is a clash between the science espoused by the medical profession and the feelings of the parents, guided by their religious beliefs.’

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Transparency Project, 2nd February 2020

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Yousef Makki: Boy B loses bid to keep identity secret – BBC News

‘A teenager cleared of lying to police over the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Yousef Makki has lost a High Court bid to protect his identity.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2020

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Labour MP accused of sexual assault fails in anonymity bid – The Guardian

‘A Labour MP has failed in his bid to stop his name from being revealed in reporting of an upcoming employment tribunal case taken by a woman who has accused him of sexual assault and harassment.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2020

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Dog walker finds dossier of paedophiles and victims ‘dumped by police officer by public skip’ – The Independent

‘A police officer accused of dumping documents identifying paedophiles and their victims near a public skip is to face a misconduct hearing.’

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The Independent, 21st November 2019

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Hawala: why it is used and what family practitioners should know about it – Family Law Week

‘Byron James, Partner and Head of Expatriate Law in Dubai, explains the challenges presented to family lawyers by the effective method of anonymous international money transfer system used around the world.; why and what family practitioners should know about it.’

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Family Law Week, 20th November 2019

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High court quash coroner’s anonymity ruling and allows family of Andrew Hall to see inquest evidence of police officers – Garden Court Chambers

Posted November 20th, 2019 in anonymity, coroners, inquests, judicial review, news, police by sally

‘On 30 October 2019 the High Court ordered that seven family members be entitled to see 16 West Yorkshire police offers and a custody nurse give evidence at the inquest into the death of Andrew Hall, quashing the coroner’s ruling on anonymity.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 8th November 2019

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Police officers charged over Dalian Atkinson death named after force loses bid to protect their identities – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2019 in anonymity, contempt of court, death in custody, news, police by tracey

‘Two police officers charged over the death of the footballer Dalian Atkinson have been named after their force lost an “unjustified” attempt to protect their identities.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2019

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In-house lawyer cannot rely on leaked email for discrimination claim – Legal Futures

‘A former senior in-house lawyer at Shell cannot rely on a leaked internal email or an overheard pub conversation in his discrimination claim against the company, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd October 2019

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Yousef Makki: Joshua Molnar named after judge lifts ban – BBC News

‘A teenager who stabbed his friend in the heart can be named after an order protecting his anonymity was lifted.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2019

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High Court denies anonymity to ex-client suing firm – Litigation Futures

‘A former client suing Leeds law firm Shulmans for £4m has lost his bid to do so anonymously.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th September 2019

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Judge rejects appeal for anonymity by secretly filmed strip-club dancers – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2019 in anonymity, appeals, human rights, news, privacy, video recordings by sally

‘The names of nine strip-club performers who were filmed by private investigators working with campaigners concerned about the exploitation of women should be revealed, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2019

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Offer to settle for no damages was valid under part 36 – Litigation Futures

‘An offer to settle a case for no damages but an admission of liability was a valid part 36 offer and it was not unjust to apply the usual consequences of beating an offer when the claimant won at trial, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 28th August 2019

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Woman must tell her son who his biological father is after having an affair rules the High Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 23rd, 2019 in anonymity, children, families, media, news, paternity, reporting restrictions by sally

‘A wife who was sued by her husband after it was revealed that her eight-year-old son is not his must reveal the name of the biological father to her husband and child.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2019

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