Legal experts call for new UK offence of inducing sexual activity by deception – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2023 in consent, criminal justice, deceit, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A new criminal offence of intentionally deceiving a person into engaging in sexual activity should be created to address confusion in the law around consent, legal experts and lawyers have said.’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2023

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Trafficking victim wins landmark victory in Salvation Army data case – The Guardian

‘A victim of county lines trafficking has won a landmark victory in the high court securing new protections against the Salvation Army handing over confidential information to the Home Office.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2022

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Removal of gametes from brain dead man would breach his rights to privacy: Court of Protection – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 25th, 2022 in consent, Court of Protection, families, human rights, news, privacy by tracey

‘The 22 year old patient in this case, X, was unconscious in intensive care during the course of this hearing, following a serious stroke. There was virtually no prospect that he would recover. This urgent application by X’s parents, out of hours, before Poole J was for a declaration that it would be lawful for a doctor to retrieve X’s sperm for storage after his death. The applicants also sought an order that X’s father V could sign the relevant consents under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 (“The 1990 Act”). The applicants did not seek any orders in respect of the use of X’s sperm once collected and stored. That was for another day.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th November 2022

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New laws to better protect victims from abuse of intimate images – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 25th, 2022 in bills, consent, internet, Law Commission, Ministry of Justice, news, pornography, victims by tracey

‘Victims will be better protected from abusers who share intimate images without their consent, under a raft of changes to the law announced today (25 November 2022).’

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Ministry of Justice, 25th November 2022

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Law Commission recommendations to protect victims of intimate image abuse to be implemented – Law Commission

Posted November 25th, 2022 in bills, consent, internet, Law Commission, Ministry of Justice, news, pornography, victims by tracey

‘The Government has today announced that it will implement Law Commission recommendations to strengthen the law to protect victims of intimate image abuse.’

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Law Commission, 25th November 2022

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Judge approves C-section for pregnant woman with mental health difficulties – The Independent

Posted October 20th, 2022 in birth, consent, mental health, news, pregnancy by sally

‘Doctors can carry out a caesarean section on a heavily pregnant woman with mental health difficulties without her approval if needed, a judge has ruled.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2022

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Surrogacy Arrangements and Parental Orders: Where Are We Now? – Family Law Week

Posted October 11th, 2022 in consent, domicile, news, parental responsibility, surrogacy, time limits by tracey

‘Bianca Jackson, Barrister at Coram Chambers considers the most important news and case law relating to Surrogacy Arrangements and Parental Orders.’

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Family Law Week, 5th October 2022

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Woman to sue CPS after rape case dropped over sexsomnia claims – The Guardian

Posted October 6th, 2022 in consent, Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, rape, sleepwalking by sally

‘A woman is suing the Crown Prosecution Service after it admitted her rape case should not have been dropped because of claims she had an episode of a rare sleep condition called sexsomnia.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2022

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Barrister who raped woman he met on Tinder jailed for four years – The Independent

Posted September 16th, 2022 in autism, barristers, consent, imprisonment, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A barrister who laughed after forcing himself on his Tinder date has been jailed for four years for rape.’

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The Independent, 16th September 2022

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Archie Battersbee: how third parties can further complicate tragic life support cases – The Guardian

‘Government said to be considering inquiry into new ways of handling decisions, as religious groups accused of inflaming tensions.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2022

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Archie Battersbee: Judges reject allowing more time for UN to consider case – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news, United Nations by tracey

‘A last-minute Court of Appeal hearing has ruled the withdrawal of life support for Archie Battersbee should not be postponed beyond Tuesday.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2022

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Archie Battersbee: judges deny appeal over decision to stop life support – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy who suffered a “catastrophic” brain injury have been refused permission to appeal against a decision to end his life support treatment.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2022

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Deprivations of liberty of 16-17 year olds and the streamline procedure – Local Government Lawyer

‘How should the Court of Protection approach applications to authorise the deprivation of liberty of a 16 or 17 year old? And when is the streamlined procedure appropriate? Alex Ruck Keene looks at the current position.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th July 2022

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Reforms to protect victims of intimate image abuse, criminalising “downblousing” and sharing pornographic deepfakes without consent – Law Commission

Posted July 11th, 2022 in consent, criminal justice, Law Commission, news, pornography, victims, voyeurism by tracey

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales has today proposed new recommendations to strengthen the law to protect victims of intimate image abuse.’

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Law Commission, 7th July 2022

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Criminal reforms target ‘deepfake’ and nonconsensual pornographic imagery – The Guardian

‘Secretly videoing or taking photographs of people under their clothes or sharing “deepfake” pornography without consent could lead to prison sentences of up to three years, under recommendations by the Law Commission of England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2022

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Archie Battersbee parents win appeal to reconsider case – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy at the centre of a life support dispute have won an appeal for his case to be heard again.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2022

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Widower wins right to have baby using embryo created with his late wife – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2022 in bereavement, consent, news, surrogacy by sally

‘A 38-year-old widower has won a landmark legal case giving him the right to have a baby with a surrogate using the last remaining embryo created with his late wife.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s family can appeal life-support ruling – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy have been given the right to appeal against the decision to allow his life-support treatment to end.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2022

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A duty to offer alternatives? With John Whitting QC – Law Pod UK

Posted June 1st, 2022 in consent, health, medical treatment, news, podcasts by sally

‘Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to John Whitting QC about the key healthcare law cases of Bolam, Montgomery, the knotty issue of informed consent and the scope of the duty to offer alternative treatments.’

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Law Pod UK, 31st May 2022

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Landmark puberty-blocking drugs ruling will not be challenged at Supreme Court – The Independent

‘A landmark ruling over the use of puberty-blocking drugs for children with gender dysphoria will not be challenged at the Supreme Court.’

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The Independent, 5th May 2022

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