Defendant granted relief even though its solicitor lied about breach – Litigation Futures

‘A circuit judge has narrowly decided to grant relief from sanctions in a case where the defendant solicitor lied that documents had been sent in time when they had not.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th November 2017

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‘No-consent’ circumcision doctor will not be prosecuted – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2017 in children, consent, doctors, grievous bodily harm, medical treatment, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘A mother has been left “sickened” by a decision not to prosecute the doctor who circumcised her son without her consent.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2017

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Child sex abuse victim receives apology after being refused compensation because he ‘consented’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 8th, 2017 in consent, criminal injuries compensation, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘A victim of child sex abuse denied compensation by a Government agency because it said he “consented” has now received an apology.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2017

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Child sexual abuse victims to be granted compensation following criticism – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2017 in child abuse, compensation, consent, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Fresh guidelines have been issued to ensure that child victims of sexual abuse are not denied compensation on the mistaken grounds that they consented to a relationship.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2017

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Law Pod UK Ep. 12: Damages claim over IVF baby – 1 COR

Posted October 20th, 2017 in assisted reproduction, consent, damages, forgery, news by sally

‘Rosalind English talks to David Prest about a case involving a forged signature, disputed consent, and the claim made by a father for damages in relation to a baby born through IVF using frozen embryos.’

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Law Pod UK, 19th October 2017

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Hundreds of families block organ donation – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2017 in consent, families, human tissue, news by sally

‘Organs from 505 registered donors could not be made available for transplant in the last five years because of objections from relatives.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2016

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Bank fined £75,000 over unsolicited marketing – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 12th, 2017 in advertising, banking, consent, fines, news by sally

‘A UK bank has been fined £75,000 by the information commissioner after failing to ensure that recipients of millions of its marketing messages had consented to receiving those communications.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th October 2017

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UK proposals for child data consent could be illegal, says peer – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 12th, 2017 in bills, children, consent, data protection, internet, news by sally

‘Plans to make 13 the age at which children in the UK can consent to the processing of their data on social media websites and other online platforms “would almost certainly be illegal”, a UK peer has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th October 2017

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Let’s be clear: “Right to die” and “Withdrawal of treatment” are not the same – Transparency Project

Posted September 28th, 2017 in assisted suicide, consent, euthanasia, human rights, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The recent judgment of Mr Justice Peter Jackson that doctors and relatives do not always need to consult the court before withdrawing medical treatment from a terminally ill patient has been reported under headlines labelling it a “right to die” case. This is wrong and risks conflating two quite different situations in the lay reader’s mind.’

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Transparency Project, 24th September 2017

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Trainee accountant cleared of sex assault after teenager posted online: ‘I was only raped – chill the f*** out’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 28th, 2017 in consent, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A trainee accountant accused of raping a student during a night out has been cleared after it emerged she sent Facebook messages to friends saying: “I was only raped – chill the f*** out.”‘

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Daily Telegraph, 27th September 2017

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Lack of compensation for child sexual abuse victims ‘unacceptable’ – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2017 in child abuse, compensation, consent, news, sexual offences by sally

‘The children’s commissioner for England has condemned draft government rules that mean children as young as 12 could miss out on compensation because they “consented” to their own sexual abuse.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2017

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Series, Part 3 – GDPR consent and fair processing – Technology Law Update

Posted September 20th, 2017 in consent, data protection, EC law, news, regulations by sally

‘Every data processing activity requires a lawful basis. Such lawful basis may be provided directly by law, or by consent granted by the data subject, both according to the statutory requirements set out in the Directive 95/46/EC and, importantly, national data protection laws. This general principle remains unchanged under the GDPR, however, the new Regulation provides for new or additional requirements for such consent to be a lawful basis for processing and transfer of personal data.’

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Technology Law Update, 14th September 2017

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

FCA moves to clarify scope of regulation of account information services under PSD2 – OUT-LAW.com

‘Service providers that help other businesses to pool information from different payment accounts on behalf of customers will not be subject to regulation under new UK payment services laws if they do not deliver the aggregated data to the customer themselves, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th September 2017

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The Data Protection Bill: some initial observations – Panopticon

Posted September 18th, 2017 in bills, consent, data protection, EC law, internet, legal language, news, penalties by tracey

‘Parliament on Thursday 14 September. But to digest it in full, one needs time, commitment, and coffee. It is not a straightforward read. It seeks to implement the GDPR in full and in Brexit-proof fashion, to plug the gaps that the GDPR requires member states to fill, and also to apply a GDPR-like regime to areas of data processing that are not covered by the GDPR itself. The Bill is of course liable to change in the coming months, but here are some observations and highlights in the meantime.’

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Panopitcon, 18th September 2017

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Revised UK child sexual ‘consent’ rules provoke backlash – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2017 in child abuse, compensation, consent, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Sexually abused children as young as 12 could still be refused compensation by a government body on the grounds that they “consented,” under revised rules seen by the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 14th September 2017

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Abused children ‘refused compensation’ over consent – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2017 in child abuse, compensation, consent, freedom of information, news, sexual grooming, victims by tracey

‘A woman sexually abused as a child by a grooming gang leader was told by a government body she “consented” to it. Sammy Woodhouse was initially denied compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) which said she was not “manipulated”. A Freedom of Information request revealed she is one of nearly 700 child victims of sexual abuse, including grooming, to be refused payments.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2017

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Speech by Judge Mark Hinchliffe – Compulsory mental health treatment: When should judges get involved? – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted August 31st, 2017 in consent, judges, mental health, speeches, tribunals by tracey

‘Speech by Judge Mark Hinchliffe – Compulsory mental health treatment: When should judges get involved?.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 29th August 2017

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Mental health patients should have more rights to refuse treatment, senior judge suggests – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 30th, 2017 in consent, judges, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

‘Mentally ill people should have more power to decide whether or not they want to receive treatment, one of Britain’s most senior judges has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2017

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Court approves £10k settlement over delays in providing sex education – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Protection has approved a £10,000 damages settlement plus costs to a man with Down’s Syndrome and an associated learning difficulty over delays in the provision of sex education.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd August 2017

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Rights without Recourse? – Richard Paige discusses – Park Square Barristers

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in appeals, consent, medical treatment, news by sally

‘In the case of Shaw v Kovac & others [2017] EWCA Civ 1028 the Court of Appeal considered the question of whether a claimant could recover damages for “infringement of the [claimant’s] right of autonomy” as a free-standing head of loss, when they had been treated in the absence of informed consent.’

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Park Square Barristers, 24th July 2017

Source: www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk