New rules spell out when doctors can let patients with brain damage die – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2018 in codes of practice, doctors, food, medical ethics, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Guidance on when to withdraw food and water welcomed by many families. But some fear the ethical implications.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2018

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Anonymisation Guidance – a curtain of secrecy? – Transparency Project

‘The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew MacFarlane issued some guidance last week on the anonymisation of published judgments in family court cases.’

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Transparency Project, 10th December 2018

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Police to stop passing on immigration status of crime victims – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2018 in codes of practice, data protection, deportation, immigration, news, police, victims by tracey

‘Police will cease to automatically pass information about people suspected of being in the country illegally to deportation authorities if they come forward as victims of crime, according to a new policy hammered out in the wake of the Windrush scandal, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2018

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Further CPS cuts impossible as workload grows, says new boss – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service cannot sustain further cuts because digital technology is imposing heavy additional workloads on its lawyers, Max Hill QC, the new director of public prosecutions, has told MPs.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2018

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Bar’s ‘silence’ on sexual harassment must change, says QC – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 3rd, 2018 in barristers, bullying, codes of practice, complaints, harassment, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Sexual harassment at the Bar is “rife”, and the profession’s response is counter-productive, a recorder told a public audience yesterday. Giving a lecture at Gresham College, London, Professor Jo Delahunty QC of 4PB, said: ‘As a senior woman at the Bar, I am in the position where I can speak out about sexual harassment without fear that by doing so I am harming my career.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 30th November 2018

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Services at scandal-hit Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals ‘inadequate’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 29th, 2018 in codes of practice, hospitals, news, ombudsmen, pregnancy, standards by tracey

‘A hospital trust at the centre of a maternity care scandal has been criticised by health inspectors in a new report.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2018

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Online gambling firms fined in crackdown – BBC News

‘Three online casino companies have been fined and one has been prevented from operating in the UK following a crackdown by the industry regulator. The Gambling Commission has fined three firms almost £14m for not having “effective safeguards” to prevent money laundering and harm to customers from gambling.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2018

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Coventry supermarket death crash bus company fined £2.3m – BBC News

‘A bus company that ignored warnings about a driver who crashed into a supermarket, killing two people, has been fined £2.3m.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2018

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NHS to look into deaths of 100,000 mental health patients a year – The Guardian

‘The NHS is to start investigating the deaths of more than 100,0000 mental health patients a year in a drive to cut the number of fatalities linked to poor care.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2018

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Lords committee defends decision to suspend Anthony Lester – The Guardian

‘A House of Lords committee that suspended a Liberal Democrat peer who it found had sexually harassed a women’s rights campaigner has defended its decision, after the upper house voted to block the punishment.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2018

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Electronic Communication Code: Tribunal clarifies its jurisdiction – OUT-LAW.com

‘Claims for compensation made under the old Electronic Communications Code (ECC) in the UK cannot be brought before a tribunal tasked with resolving disputes under the new ECC, the tribunal has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th November 2018

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GDPR: the ‘controller v processor’ debate in financial services – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 5th, 2018 in banking, codes of practice, contracts, data protection, EC law, news, third parties by sally

‘Lessons can be learned in the financial services sector from the rush to update contracts to account for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect earlier this year.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd November 2018

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Publication of revised Code for Crown Prosecutors – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 26th, 2018 in codes of practice, Crown Prosecution Service, press releases by tracey

‘Revisions to the Code for Crown Prosecutors have been unveiled today by Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th October 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Free movement of data – the next big thing? – Technology Law Update

Posted October 17th, 2018 in brexit, codes of practice, data protection, EC law, freedom of movement, news by sally

‘European law makers are planning a big step towards enabling the free flow of non-personal data within EU borders as part of the bloc’s Digital Single Market Strategy.’

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Technology Law Update, 16th October 2018

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Covert surveillance and covert human intelligence sources codes of practice – Official Publications

Posted September 27th, 2018 in codes of practice, intelligence services, investigatory powers, news by tracey

‘Guidance on the use of covert surveillance or human intelligence sources by public authorities under part 2 of RIPA 2000.’

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Official publications, 20th September 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/publications/

Social media firms face £18m fines if they send children notifications at night – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 17th, 2018 in children, codes of practice, fines, internet, news by sally

‘Social media firms face fines of up to £18m if they disturb children with notifications and alerts at night or during the school day under plans being considered by the information commissioner.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th September 2018

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‘Child spies’ must have an appropriate adult present at meetings – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2018 in children, codes of practice, informers, news, police by sally

‘Children being used as informants must have an appropriate adult present in meetings with the authorities, revised official guidance says.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2018

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New body outlines plans to strengthen UK product safety regime – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 16th, 2018 in codes of practice, consumer protection, health & safety, news, reports by sally

‘The recently-launched UK body charged with overseeing product safety has unveiled plans to strengthen the regulatory regime for product safety and standards, including proposals to set up a national incident management team capable of coordinating large scale product recall and repair programmes.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th August 2018

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Disability related error of judgment amounts to discrimination arising from disability – No. 5 Chambers

‘Following a line of decisions in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the Court of Appeal in City of York v P J Grosset [2018] EWCA Civ 1105 so held.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 11th July 2018

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Appeal court rules that ministerial code does not dilute human rights – The Guardian

‘Human rights campaigners have lost a challenge against Theresa May in the high court in which she was accused of abandoning the longstanding principle that members of the government should be bound by international law.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2018

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