Femicide in UK: 76% of women killed by men in 2017 knew their killer – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2018 in domestic violence, homicide, news, reports, statistics, women by sally

‘Three-quarters of women killed by men in the UK in 2017 knew the perpetrator, according to a report on femicide.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2018

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Are too many women being jailed in Wales? – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2018 in child neglect, mental health, news, sentencing, Wales, women by sally

‘A woman jailed for two years for neglecting her children believes it could have been avoided had she got the mental health support she needed.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2018

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Gender pay gap targets must be set by all companies, Equality and Human Rights Commission says – Daily Telegraph

‘Targets to eliminate the gender pay gap must be set by all companies, Britain’s equality watchdog has suggested.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2018

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What happened next? The lawyer who took on John Worboys – and showed how the justice system fails women – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2018 in criminal justice, news, parole, rape, recidivists, sexual offences, statistics, victims, women by sally

‘The parole board’s decision to release the black cab rapist was met with shock and outrage. Harriet Wistrich fought the decision, and won, but says there will be many more similar cases in future.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2018

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QC appointment reforms aim to help women apply – Legal Futures

Posted December 17th, 2018 in barristers, consultations, diversity, equality, news, queen's counsel, women by sally

‘Changes to the QC appointment regime aimed to help women apply for silk are to be introduced for the 2019 round, the body in charge of the scheme has announced.’

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Legal Futures, 17th December 2018

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Susan Atkins: ‘We must take the threat to women in public life seriously’ – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2018 in news, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘On the republication of 1984’s Woman and the Law, the co-author says the legal system remains ‘male-centric’.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2018

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The Women Behind The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Rights Info

Posted December 11th, 2018 in domestic violence, equality, human rights, legal history, news, statistics, women by sally

‘Hannah Swirsky, Campaigns Officer at René Cassin, outlines why the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a time for celebration, but also for remembrance of the unsung role of women in the Declaration, and, realising their legacies today.’

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Rights Info, 10th December 2018

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Gender pay gap reporting: the international perspective – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 5th, 2018 in conflict of laws, equality, gender, jurisdiction, news, remuneration, statistics, women by sally

‘The gender pay gap (GPG) is not just a UK-centric issue, and understanding the international picture is becoming essential for multinational employers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th December 2018

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Woman who died in prison was left alone in cell after being found with ligatures around her neck, inquest finds – The Independent

‘“Deeply inadequate” prison procedures contributed to the death of a young woman who was left alone in her cell after being found with ligatures around her neck, an inquest has found.’

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The Independent, 20th November 2018

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Lewis Graham: Lady Justices and Dissent on the Court of Appeal of England and Wales – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted November 20th, 2018 in appeals, gender, judgments, judiciary, news, statistics, women by sally

‘Much has been said on the gender imbalance of the senior courts of England and Wales. Since the House of Lords became the Supreme Court in 2009, a total of 22 men have sat as full-time Justices, compared to just three women, all of whom are currently serving. Justifiably, a lot of attention has fallen on Lady Hale, an outspoken exponent of greater judicial diversity and current Court President.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 15th November 2018

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Ep. 49: The Importance of Informed Consent in Clinical Negligence – Law Pod UK

Posted November 13th, 2018 in birth, consent, health, human rights, negligence, news, pregnancy, women by sally

‘Emma-Louise Fenelon talks with Suzanne White, the head of clinical negligence at Leigh Day Solicitors, about recent developments with regards to women’s rights in healthcare and informed consent in the context of childbirth.’

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Law Pod UK, 12th November 2018

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Is it legal for your boss to make you wear a bra to work? – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2018 in employment, equality, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘What are women’s rights in this area? Can you really get sacked for not wearing a bra? According to Hayley Johnson, a senior associate in employment law for Slater and Gordon: “If someone was dismissed for not wearing a bra at work, that could be discriminatory under current law,” she says.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2018

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Landmark day for state pension equality – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2018 in budgets, equality, national insurance, news, pensions, statistics, women by sally

‘From Tuesday women in the UK will begin to qualify for their state pensions at the same age as men – currently 65.’

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BBC News, 5th November 2018

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Why the judges got it wrong in granting Philip Green an injunction – The Guardian

‘The court of appeal failed to see the case from the point of view of victims of sexual harassment.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2018

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‘Shifting sands’: six legal views on the transgender debate – The Guardian

‘Lawyers examine the consequences to the proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2018

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Woman with learning difficulties not told she had contraceptive device covertly fitted – Daily Telegraph

‘A young woman with learning difficulties should not be told she was covertly fitted with a contraceptive device as it would ruin her trust in her carers, a court has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th October 2018

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‘Drunk’ women face harsher sentences than men, research claims – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 19th, 2018 in alcohol abuse, equality, news, sentencing, statistics, women by sally

‘Women are twice as likely as men to receive harsher sentences for assault offences when alcohol is a contributory factor, according to a new study.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th October 2018

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Gender Recognition Act: ‘Why we want identity rules changed’ – BBC News

‘If you want to legally change your gender in the UK, first a doctor has to diagnose you with a medical condition.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2018

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Breast enlargement ads shown during Love Island banned by ASA – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2018 in advertising, complaints, cosmetic surgery, mental health, news, ombudsmen, women by sally

‘Adverts for breast enhancement surgery that were shown during ITV Two’s Love Island have been banned by the advertising watchdog after it backed campaigners who complained they were exploitative of young women’s insecurities.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2018

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Police spies infiltrated UK leftwing groups for decades – The Guardian

‘Police deployed 24 undercover officers to infiltrate a small leftwing political party over a 37-year period, the Guardian can reveal. The police spies infiltrated the Socialist Workers party (SWP) almost continuously between 1970 and 2007, often with more than one undercover officer embedded within the party.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2018

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