Ruling limiting under-16s puberty blockers overturned – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2021 in children, consent, gender, medical treatment, news, transgender persons by tracey

‘Doctors can judge if under-16s can give informed consent to puberty blocker use, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2021

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Covid teams can vaccinate pupils against parents’ wishes, schools told – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2021 in children, consent, coronavirus, news, school children, vaccination by tracey

‘Healthcare staff can decide whether children get a Covid vaccine against the wishes of their parents, according to government guidelines published on Wednesday that left some headteachers fearing protests at the school gates.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2021

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‘Unduly lenient’ jail term for killing during sex considered for appeal – The Guardian

‘The attorney general’s office is considering whether to appeal against the jail term of four years and eight months handed to a man who choked his lover to death during sex.’

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The Guardian, 8th September 2021

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Unacknowledged rape: the sexual assault survivors who hide their trauma – even from themselves – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2021 in assault, consent, news, rape, victims, women by sally

‘Surveys suggest a large proportion of women have experienced sexual assaults that they labelled as a misunderstanding. This has serious psychological repercussions and increases the chance of being victimised again.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2021

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Sex Pistols win legal fight against Johnny Rotten over songs – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2021 in agreements, artistic works, consent, licensing, media, news by sally

‘The former Sex Pistols frontman, Johnny Rotten, has lost a high court attempt to block the punk band’s songs from being used in a forthcoming drama series.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2021

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Judge to decide if Covid patient should be allowed to die – BBC News

‘A judge has been asked to decide if a woman left brain damaged and paralysed from the neck down after contracting Covid-19 should be allowed to die.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2021

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Court of Protection approves Covid vaccine for man lacking capacity, but declines to authorise booster dose without another hearing – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Court of Protection judge has approved the giving of the first and second dose of a Covid-19 vaccination to a man who lacks capacity, but has declined to authorise in advance the administration of a booster dose.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th August 2021

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Alta Fixsler: European court says UK hospital can withdraw life support – The Guardian

‘A Manchester hospital may withdraw life support from a seriously brain-damaged child after the European court of human rights rejected an appeal by the girl’s family.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2021

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Inherent jurisdiction can be used for deprivation of liberty of children amid “scandalous” shortage of approved secure accommodation: Supreme Court – Local Government Lawyer

‘The inherent jurisdiction of the High Court can be used to authorise the deprivation of liberty of children in alternative restrictive placements by a local authority in cases where an approved secure children’s home is unavailable, the Supreme Court has held.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th July 2021

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New Judgment: In the matter of T (A Child) [2021] UKSC 35 – UKSC Blog

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed this appeal concerning two main issues: (i) First, is it a permissible exercise of the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction to make an order authorising a local authority to deprive a child of his or her liberty in this category of case? (ii) Secondly, if contrary to T’s argument the High Court can have recourse to its inherent jurisdiction to make an order of the type in question, what is the relevance of the child’s consent to the proposed living arrangements?

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UKSC Blog, 30th July 2021

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Stealthing: ‘I didn’t realise it’s rape until it happened to me’ – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2021 in consent, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘Stealthing – or non-consensual condom removal – is rape under UK law, but there’s only ever been one successful prosecution, and that was in 2019.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2021

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Supreme Court to hear next week key case on capacity to have sexual relations – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court will next week (15 July) hear a case over whether, to have capacity to decide to have sexual relations with another person, a person needs to understand that the other person must have the capacity to consent to the sexual activity and must in fact consent before and throughout the sexual activity.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th June 2021

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High court ruling on puberty blockers ‘based on partisan evidence’ – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2021 in children, consent, medical treatment, news, transgender persons by sally

‘A landmark judgment that children under the age of 16 considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be mature enough to give informed consent to be prescribed puberty-blocking drugs undermined their entitlement to make decisions for themselves and was based on “partisan expert evidence”, the court of appeal has heard.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2021

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The sexual assault of sleeping women: the hidden, horrifying rape crisis in Britain’s bedrooms – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2021 in consent, domestic violence, news, prosecutions, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A recent survey suggested a shockingly high proportion of women have been sexually assaulted by a partner as they slept. Now more and more are speaking out.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2021

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Bell v Tavistock and the Implications for Trans Children, Part 2: the Law after AB v CD and others – Family Law Week

‘As set out in my previous article, the decision of the High Court in Bell & Anor v The Tavistock And Portman NHS Foundation Trust [2020] EWHC 3274 (“Bell v Tavistock”) arguably raised more questions than it answered for transitioning children and their families. The principal legal issue for the court to adjudicate in Bell v Tavistock was whether a child or young person under the age of 16 could achieve Gillick competence in respect of the decision to take puberty blockers [133]. The court specifically declined to address whether parents could consent to the use of puberty blockers on their child’s behalf, as this was not the Gender Identity Development Service’s (“GIDS”) policy; GIDS relied on consent of the child or young adult being treated.’

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Family Law Week, 24th May 2021

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Senior judge declines to order Covid vaccination of 86-year-old woman – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 20th, 2021 in consent, coronavirus, disabled persons, elderly, news, vaccination by tracey

‘The Court of Protection has ruled that an 86-year-old woman with dementia should not be either forcibly given a Covid vaccine or deceived into accepting a jab.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th May 2021

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Supreme Court gives permission to appeal in capacity to consent to sexual relations case – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 6th, 2021 in appeals, autism, consent, Court of Protection, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case on whether, to have capacity to decide to have sexual relations with another person, a person needs to understand that the other person must have the capacity to consent to the sexual activity and must in fact consent before and throughout the sexual activity.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th May 2021

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Case Preview: Lloyd v Google LLC – UKSC Blog

‘In this post, Kenny Henderson and Alex Askew of CMS preview the appeal being heard over the next two days in the matter of Lloyd v Google LLC, which concerns a claim alleging that the appellant (“Google”) breached its duties as a data controller to over 4m Apple iPhone users during a period of some months in 2011- 2012, when Google was able to collect and use their browser generated information.’

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UKSC Blog, 28th April 2021

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High Court Rules Parents Can Consent to Puberty Blockers On Their Child’s Behalf – Each Other

‘On Trans Day of Visibility 2021, trans children in England and Wales may feel a little more visible, after a recent High Court decision confirmed that parents can consent to their children being prescribed puberty blockers and a court application will not normally have to be made.’

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Each Other, 31st March 2021

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Accepting cap on damages deduction “equals informed consent” – Litigation Futures

Posted March 29th, 2021 in consent, costs, damages, fees, news, solicitors by tracey

‘A solicitor telling a client that they will deduct up to 25% of damages to cover costs not recovered in a low-value personal injury case amounts to informed consent, a regional costs judge has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 29th March 2021

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