Giving birth and the Court of Protection – Transparency Project

Posted September 3rd, 2019 in birth, consent, Court of Protection, health, learning difficulties, news, pregnancy by sally

‘Every year, there are a handful of applications to the Court of Protection to authorise delivery a baby by caesarean section against the wishes of the mother, or where the mother is unable to express a preference due to significant mental impairment. Since the case of FG in 2014 (NHS Trust & Ors v FG [2014] EWCOP 30), the guidance given to medical practitioners has been that a court application is required where a c-section is proposed but the merits are finely balanced or will involve more than transient forcible restraint; where there is a serious dispute about the patient’s best interests; or where there is a real risk that the proposed treatment constitutes a deprivation of the patient’s liberty.’

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Transparency Project, 2nd September 2019

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Batten Disease families get green light for High Court challenge over decision not to provide treatment – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 2nd, 2019 in health, judicial review, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Four children with the neurodegenerative condition Batten disease have been given permission to bring a judicial review challenge over a decision to not make a potentially life-saving treatment available through the NHS in England.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th August 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

CBA chief criticises senior judiciary over wellbeing failure – Legal Futures

‘The outgoing chair of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has criticised senior judges for failing to follow their Family Division colleagues in adopting email and sitting hours protocols to aid wellbeing.’

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Legal Futures, 29th August 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

CBA chief criticises senior judiciary over wellbeing failure – Legal Futures

Posted August 29th, 2019 in barristers, electronic mail, health, judiciary, news, working time by tracey

‘The outgoing chair of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has criticised senior judges for failing to follow their Family Division colleagues in adopting email and sitting hours protocols to aid wellbeing.’

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Legal Futures, 29th August 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Advert claiming chocolate bar reverses aging banned by watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 21st, 2019 in advertising, complaints, cosmetic surgery, food, health, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘An advert claiming a chocolate bar slowed the ageing process and helped people heal from plastic surgery has been banned by the watchdog.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st August 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Children: Public Law Update (Summer 2019) – Family Law Week

Posted August 1st, 2019 in appeals, case management, child abuse, children, costs, families, health, news by tracey

‘John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important Children Public Law cases.’

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Family Law Week, 31st July 2019

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Women face discrimination over their periods at work: ‘It’s just an excuse to act like a b****’ – The Independent

Posted August 1st, 2019 in employment, equality, health, news, sex discrimination, statistics, women by tracey

‘Women are facing discrimination over their periods in the workplace and colleagues are not taking their pain seriously and subjecting them to scathing comments, according to a new poll.’

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The Independent, 31st July 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Police must offer women detainees period products under new rules – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2019 in codes of practice, detention, equality, health, human rights, news, ombudsmen, police, women by sally

‘Police in England and Wales must offer female detainees free sanitary products in case they are on their period while in custody, under new legislation.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Two million of UK’s lowest-paid may get statutory sick pay – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2019 in consultations, disabled persons, health, news, remuneration, sick leave by tracey

‘Two million low-paid workers may for the first time be entitled to statutory sick pay under proposals that the government hopes will also encourage more people with disabilities and long-term conditions back into work.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

UK farmer loses high court fight to stop alpaca being killed – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2019 in animals, government departments, health, news by sally

‘An alpaca farmer has lost a high court battle to prevent one of her prized animals from being killed.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

‘Lifeline’ community treatment pilots to steer offenders away from crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Vulnerable offenders will be offered targeted treatment under new plans designed to boost rehabilitation and reduce reoffending.’

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Ministry of Justice, 20th June 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream adverts removed after they were placed on billboards too close to primary school – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 19th, 2019 in advertising, complaints, food, health, news, school children by tracey

‘Ben & Jerry’s ice cream adverts have been removed after they were placed on billboards within 100m of a primary school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Junk food adverts from McDonald’s, M&S and Asda banned for targeting children online – The Independent

Posted June 6th, 2019 in advertising, children, food, health, internet, news, ombudsmen, statistics by tracey

‘Junk food adverts from McDonald’s, Marks & Spencer and Asda have been banned after they were discovered on children’s websites and YouTube channels.’

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The Independent, 6th June 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Nurses vote to back decriminalisation of prostitution – The Guardian

‘The union representing Britain’s nurses will start lobbying governments across the UK to decriminalise prostitution in order to safeguard sex workers and improve their health.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Meet The Campaigners Behind The UK’s First Social And Economic Rights Bill – Rights Info

Posted April 26th, 2019 in bills, brexit, consultations, EC law, education, health, housing, human rights, news by sally

‘Two years ago, human rights campaigners Koldo Casla and Peter Roderick first discussed creating a bill enshrining social and economic rights in the UK. With a draft version now out for consultation, their vision is creeping closer to reality. Ella Braidwood finds out more.’

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Rights Info, 25th April 2019

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Gambling machines and websites to carry alcohol-style health warnings in new ‘public health’ approach – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 26th, 2019 in fines, gambling, health, news, sentencing by sally

‘Gambling firms will be expected to carry alcohol-style health warnings on the risks of products from Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) to online bets on sports matches to combat addiction.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th April 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Give local authorities extra powers to curb junk food ads – report – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2019 in advertising, children, enforcement, food, health, local government, London, news by sally

‘Local authorities should be given greater powers to make it easier for them to impose restrictions on junk food advertising in their areas, a report has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2019

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NHS non-disclosure agreements to end, vows Matt Hancock – The Guardian

Posted April 23rd, 2019 in disclosure, health, news, non-disclosure agreements, whistleblowers by sally

‘The health secretary has vowed to end the use of non-disclosure agreements that prevent would-be NHS whistleblowers speaking out.’

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2019

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Gypsy community ‘failed by government’ says report – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2019 in education, equality, health, minorities, news, select committees, travellers by tracey

‘The Commons women and equalities committee said Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities had the worst outcomes of any ethnic group across a huge range of areas, including education, health, employment, criminal justice and hate crime, but little was being done to tackle longstanding inequalities.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 27th, 2019 in bereavement, civil partnerships, health, legislation, marriage by tracey

Healthcare (European Economic Area and Switzerland Arrangements) Act 2019

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk