BSB publishes new Equality and Research Strategies – Bar Standards Board

Posted July 14th, 2022 in barristers, bullying, diversity, equality, harassment, news by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has published a new Equality Strategy and a new Research Strategy.’

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Bar Standards Board, 13th July 2022

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British Gymnastics braces for publication of damning report on abuse – The Guardian

‘British Gymnastics is bracing itself for a damning 300-page report into its abuse scandal. The document is expected to strongly criticise the governing body’s previous leadership when it is published on Thursday afternoon.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2022

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Call to beef up rules on discrimination and harassment by barristers – Legal Futures

‘The rules against discrimination and harassment by barristers need to be strengthened by removing the requirement that the actions be unlawful, two QCs have argued.’

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Legal Futures, 14th June 2022

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Tribunals agree to “deterrent” sanctions for sexual and racial misconduct – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) and Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (BTAS) have agreed to impose “deterrent” sanctions for sexual and racial misconduct and other forms of discrimination, bullying or harassment.’

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Legal Futures, 7 June 2022

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Four in 10 pupils have experienced or witnessed bullying at the Bar – Legal Futures

Posted April 4th, 2022 in barristers, bullying, equality, harassment, news, pupillage, statistics by sally

‘Nearly four in 10 pupils have either personally experienced or observed bullying, harassment and/or discrimination (BHD), Bar Council research has revealed.’

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Legal Futures, 4th April 2022

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Dismissal was part of firm’s fair redundancy process, judge rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A former law firm employee was dismissed because of redundancy measures made necessary during lockdown, an employment tribunal has found.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25th March 2022

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Woman in Mike Hill case may sue Commons over compensation – The Guardian

‘A woman who was repeatedly sexually assaulted and harassed by a former Labour MP is considering suing the House of Commons for failing to ringfence money that could cover her compensation.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2022

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8% of judges report facing bullying and/or harassment – Legal Futures

Posted March 10th, 2022 in bullying, harassment, judiciary, news, statistics by tracey

‘Around one in 12 judicial office-holders have experienced bullying and/or harassment in the last 12 months, while 5% reported that they had faced discrimination, according to research published yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 10th March 2022

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Rule will require solicitors to challenge colleagues’ improper behaviour – Legal Futures

‘Solicitors will have a regulatory obligation to challenge colleagues who treat others unfairly or without respect as part of a plan to beef up the rules on health and wellbeing at work.’

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Legal futures, 7th March 2022

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Would Removing Social Media Anonymity Protect Or Threaten Our Rights? – Each Other

‘As online abuse and disinformation become more commonplace, the debate over whether anonymity on social media protects people from harm or restricts their rights is heating up.’

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Each Other, 3rd February 2022

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Met Police told to ‘publicly commit’ to being anti-racist organisation after report uncovers racism, misogyny and harassment – The Independent

Posted February 1st, 2022 in bullying, harassment, London, news, police, racism, reports by sally

‘The Metropolitan Police has been told to “publicly” commit to being an anti-racist organisation after a string of investigations uncovered evidence of bullying, racism and misogyny within its ranks.’

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The Independent, 1st February 2022

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Robbie Dunne suspended for 18 months in Bryony Frost bullying case – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2021 in bullying, disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, sport by michael

‘In a vindication of Frost’s decision to lodge a complaint, Dunne was found guilty on four counts by an independent panel. Dunne was told by Brian Barker, the chair of the three-person panel, that “professional athletes should behave in a professional way and I’m afraid you haven’t. This was a deliberate targeting of a colleague whose vulnerabilities you exploited.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2021

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Union loses legal challenge to PM’s decision to back Priti Patel – BBC News

‘The union for senior civil servants has lost its High Court challenge to Boris Johnson’s decision to back Priti Patel over claims she bullied staff.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2021

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Barristers’ conduct outside of work under increasing scrutiny – Legal Futures

‘The number of reports about barristers’ conduct outside their professional lives continues to rise, the Bar Standards Board revealed yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 1st December 2021

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Deepcut deaths: army ‘treating victims’ families with contempt’ – The Guardian

‘The sister of Pte Sean Benton, who committed suicide at Deepcut barracks, has accused the British army of treating victims’ families with contempt after it emerged that the military had failed to honour a pledge made at his inquest in 2018.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2021

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Brook House detention centre whistleblower ‘abuse’ inquiry begins – BBC News

‘A public inquiry into the mistreatment of immigration detainees has heard a BBC Panorama documentary revealed “shocking” treatment which had “no place in a decent and humane” system.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2021

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Soldier suicide in Windsor prompts coroner to issue recommendations – BBC News

‘A soldier’s suicide has prompted a coroner to issue a series of recommendations to the Army to prevent similar deaths in the future.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2021

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No 10 faces legal challenge to PM’s support for Priti Patel on bullying claims – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2021 in bullying, codes of practice, government departments, judicial review, news by tracey

‘The government faces a legal challenge to Boris Johnson’s decision to back Priti Patel over bullying allegations, throwing a fresh spotlight on the prime minister’s approach to ethics in public life.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2021

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Army boss announces culture audit after defence secretary talks – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2021 in armed forces, bullying, equality, harassment, news, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘The head of the British army has announced an independent audit of its culture amid concerns over bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination. Gen Sir Mark Carleton-Smith said the audit will “reinforce the best and weed out the worst”.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2021

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Major report: Time for targets, not talk, to improve race equality at Bar – Legal Futures

“The time for talking about race inequality at the Bar is over and all organisations with a stake in the profession should set specific targets for improvement, a major Bar Council report has concluded.”

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Legal Futures, 5th November 2021

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