Members of all-female terror cell jailed over London knife plot – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2018 in conspiracy, guilty pleas, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, terrorism, women by sally

‘Members of Britain’s first all-female terror cell, including a mother and daughter, have been jailed for planning a knife attack on members of the public outside the Palace of Westminster in London.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2018

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Just four of 100 highest-earning criminal defence barristers are women – Legal Futures

Posted May 21st, 2018 in barristers, criminal justice, news, remuneration, women by sally

‘Women barely feature among the top 100 criminal defence barristers when judged by earnings, new figures have shown, and the Bar has been warned that the government could use EU rules on equality in procurement to force change.’

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Legal Futures, 21st May 2018

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BSB agrees actions to tackle unfair treatment of women at the Bar – Bar Standards Board

Posted May 18th, 2018 in barristers, harassment, press releases, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today announced how it intends to work with the profession to make further progress in eliminating the discrimination, harassment and other unfair treatment of female barristers.’

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Bar Standards Board, 17th May 2018

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Hundreds of Companies Facing Legal Action Over Gender Pay Gap Data – Rights Info

Posted May 11th, 2018 in equal pay, equality, news, time limits, women by sally

‘Hundreds of British companies will face legal action after failing to comply with a new requirement to report the pay gap between male and female staff, Britain’s equality watchdog has revealed.’

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Rights Info, 10th May 2018

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Gender pay: Hundreds of firms face action over non-disclosure – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2018 in equal pay, equality, news, time limits, women by sally

‘Hundreds of companies face legal action after failing to meet an extended deadline to report their gender pay gap, Britain’s equality watchdog said.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2018

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MoJ postpones plans to reduce female prison population – The Guardian

Posted May 3rd, 2018 in criminal justice, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, women by tracey

‘A multimillion pound government strategy to reduce the number of women being jailed for non-violent offences has been postponed, the Guardian can disclose. Plans to set up community prisons for women and to launch a scheme that would provide support for female offenders were supposed to be announced this month. The Ministry of Justice has delayed finalisation of the strategy, which is now going to be rewritten.’

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The Guardian, 2nd May 2018

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Nearly 100 women die in prison over 11-year period due to ‘glaring failures’ by government, says report – The Independent

Posted May 2nd, 2018 in death in custody, news, prisons, women by tracey

‘The government has been accused of a “glaring failure” to act on deaths of women in custody as figures show almost 100 female inmates have died in just over a decade. More than 10 years on from the Corston Report, which outlined the need for a more holistic and integrated approach to vulnerable women in the criminal justice system, there has been “little systemic change” as women “continue to die” in custody, according to a report by charity Inquest.’

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The Independent, 2nd May 2018

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Undercover relationship woman wants officer prosecution – BBC News

‘An environmental campaigner who says she was tricked into a sexual relationship with an undercover police officer is mounting a legal challenge to have him prosecuted. The woman, known as Monica, will ask judges to overturn prosecutors’ decision not to charge the Metropolitan Police’s Jim Boyling.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2018

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Controlling girlfriend ‘first woman convicted’ of new domestic abuse offence – Daily Telegraph

‘A university graduate is believed to be the first woman convicted under new domestic abuse laws after scalding her boyfriend with boiling water, stabbing him and keeping food from him.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2018

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Law Pod UK Ep. 28: No More Full Disclosure for Women Forced into Sex Work – 1 COR

‘Jo Moore tells Rosalind English about a recent ruling which means that women who were forced into the sex trade at a younger age don’t need to disclose their convictions when applying for jobs which require DBS checks.’

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Law Pod UK, 26th March 2018

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Take the blame out of divorce to help those trapped in ‘loveless’ marriages, says top family judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 22nd, 2018 in appeals, divorce, judges, news, speeches, Supreme Court, women by sally

‘No-fault divorce should be introduced to help women who are “trapped in a loveless marriage”, Britain’s top family judge has suggested.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2018

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Katie Ghose: ‘Risky proposals are coming on top of cuts that led many refuges to close’ – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2018 in bills, domestic violence, news, women by sally

‘New domestic violence bill must go beyond criminal justice, says chief executive of Women’s Aid.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2018

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Big gap between male and female lawyers in perception of gender equality progress, Law Society finds – Legal Futures

Posted March 8th, 2018 in equality, flexible working, legal profession, news, solicitors, women by tracey

‘Three-quarters (74%) of male lawyers believe there has been progress on gender equality in the legal profession over the past five years but less than half (48%) of their female colleagues agree, a global survey has found.’

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Legal Futures, 8th March 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Next facing £30m equal pay claim from shop-floor staff – The Guardian

Posted March 8th, 2018 in employment, equal pay, news, women by tracey

‘Next is facing a demand for up to £30m in back pay from thousands of mainly female shop-floor staff in the first major equal pay claim against a fashion retailer. More than 300 workers have registered to participate in a claim that was filed at the conciliation service Acas on Wednesday. They say they are paid £7.50 an hour or an average £2 an hour less than mainly male warehouse workers who they view as doing work of equal value. The warehouse staff also have access to more lucrative bonuses.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2018

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Landlords warned over blanket ban on applications from people on benefits – Local Government Lawyer

‘Lettings agents and landlords have been warned that they may be breaking the law if they refuse on a blanket basis to consider potential tenants simply because they are on benefits.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st March 2018

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More than 100 women in Yarl’s Wood detention centre go on hunger strike over ‘inhumane’ conditions – The Independent

Posted February 23rd, 2018 in demonstrations, detention, immigration, mental health, news, women by tracey

‘More than 100 women in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre have gone on hunger strike over “inhumane” conditions at the facility. Around 120 female detainees began their protest on Wednesday, urging the Home Office to end “offensive” practices which they said leave people “breaking down psychologically” after being detained for immigration reasons.’

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The Independent, 22nd February 2018

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Lady Hale at the 2018 Pankhurst Lecture, University of Manchester – Supreme Court

Posted February 21st, 2018 in elections, judiciary, legal profession, parliament, sex discrimination, speeches, women by tracey

‘Lady Hale at the 2018 Pankhurst Lecture, University of Manchester.’

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Supreme Court, 8th February 2018

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Equal pay disputes: which employers have been forced to pay up so far? – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 8th, 2018 in employment, equal pay, news, women by tracey

‘This June, it will have been 50 years since sewing machinists at Ford’s Dagenham plant halted production, walked out and transformed the lives of working women forever.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2018

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Tesco faces record £4bn equal pay claim – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2018 in equal pay, news, remuneration, women by tracey

‘Tesco is facing what may turn out to be Britain’s largest ever equal pay claim, which could cost the supermarket giant up to £4bn. Leigh Day, the law firm acting on behalf of those bringing the claim, said that the underpayment of workers could apply to more than 200,000 Tesco employees. Estimated pay shortfalls could be as high as £20,000.’

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The Independent, 7th February 2018

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UK gambling regulator calls on industry to stamp out sexism – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2018 in gambling, news, women by sally

‘The UK’s gambling regulator will on Monday call on the industry to stamp out sexism, warning that women attending an annual conference taking place this week are “expected to wear nothing more than swimsuits”.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2018

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