“Testosterone overdose” deterring women from profession – Legal Futures

Posted February 22nd, 2019 in barristers, diversity, news, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘Support for diversity initiatives has to come from the upper levels of the barristers’ profession, with a top QC warning of a “teststerone overdose” in the wake of a young female advocate accusing some men of “behaving as though they are on a stag do” when working with women.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd February 2019

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Linklaters’ “women in the workplace” dispute settled – Legal Futures

‘The legal dispute between City giant Linklaters and its former global business development director over his intention to discuss its “ongoing struggle… with women in the workplace” has ended.’

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Legal Futures, 19th February 2019

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Is it OK to call my MP a Nazi? – Doughty Street Chambers

‘Colleague Joel Bennathan QC notes the increase in reports of abuse of those in public life, notably the recent “Nazi” slurs levelled against Anna Soubry MP in the street. But is that kind of behaviour a crime, and were the police at fault for not intervening at the time?’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 11th January 2019

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Burnett calls for action on social diversity at top of profession – Legal Futures

‘Addressing the “lack of social diversity at the top of the legal profession” is an important part of improving judicial diversity, the Lord Chief Justice declared yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 19th February 2019

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Landmarks in law: when female lawyers were declared ‘people’ – The Guardian

‘Gwyneth Bebb was born in Oxford in 1889. She was the sixth woman to study law at Oxford University, reading jurisprudence at St Hugh’s College. She completed her studies in 1911 with first class marks, yet she didn’t formally graduate because women at the time couldn’t be awarded degrees.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2019

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Mother is no longer gender-specific term, government lawyers say – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 15th, 2019 in children, families, gender, news, pregnancy, transgender persons, women by sally

‘Mother is no longer a gender-specific term that applies only to women, lawyers on behalf of the Government have said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2019

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Female barrister tells male colleagues to stop making “jokes about breasts and skirts” – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 14th, 2019 in barristers, harassment, news, women by sally

‘A female barrister has told her male colleagues to stop making “jokes about breasts and skirts” in a series of scathing tweets about sexism in the courtroom.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th February 2019

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Morrisons faces women’s equal pay action – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2019 in equal pay, news, sick leave, women by sally

‘Supermarket giant Morrisons is facing legal action by women who work in its stores and warehouses.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2019

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“Less talk, more action” needed to tackle female barrister crisis – Legal Futures

Posted February 13th, 2019 in barristers, diversity, equality, gender, judiciary, news, women by sally

‘There needs to be less talk and more action to tackle the “crisis” of female criminal law barristers leaving the profession, the head of the Criminal Bar Association has argued.’

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Legal Futures, 12th February 2019

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Blog: Divorce and the Muslim community – Family Law

‘Solicitor advocate and law writer David Burrows writes that to define a valid marriage in English law is by no means obvious.’

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Family Law, 7th February 2019

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What is really being protected in the Linklaters case? – Legal Futures

‘The Linklaters v Mellish case has brought the issue of how law firms deal with sexual harassment, and how the courts deal with confidentiality, back into the spotlight.’

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Legal Futures, 7th February 2019

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Magic circle firm wins gagging order over ‘struggle with women in workplace’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 6th, 2019 in confidentiality, injunctions, law firms, news, public interest, women by tracey

‘Magic circle firm Linklaters has secured an order barring its former director of business development from giving interviews about what was described in court as an “ongoing struggle with women in the workplace”.

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th February 2019

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Judiciary welcomes first female chartered legal executive – Litigation Futures

Posted February 4th, 2019 in judiciary, legal executives, news, women by sally

‘Elizabeth Johnson, an associate in the Exeter office of Ashfords, has become the first female chartered legal executive appointed to the judiciary.’

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Litigation Futures, 1st February 2019

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‘The day I went to prison, I got my life back’ – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2019 in domestic violence, imprisonment, news, women by sally

‘For many people, receiving a jail sentence would be the worst thing that ever happened to them. But when you’ve been experiencing domestic abuse – as most female prisoners have – you may see things slightly differently.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2019

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Woman found to have defamed ex-husband on Facebook takes fight to Supreme Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 24th, 2019 in appeals, assault, costs, defamation, domestic violence, families, news, Supreme Court, women by tracey

‘A woman who claimed on Facebook that her ex-husband tried to strangle her is set to fight a judge’s ruling that she is guilty of defamation because he wasn’t trying to kill her. Nicola Stocker, 51, will argue before the Supreme Court that she had used common language to describe the attack by her millionaire ex-husband, for which he was arrested, when talking to his new lover.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2019

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Female barristers highlight clash between work and family – Legal Futures

Posted January 23rd, 2019 in barristers, families, flexible working, news, women by sally

‘Research led by female barristers has highlighted the stark choices faced by women trying to balance working in private practice with looking after children.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd January 2019

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Lap dancing venue wins license renewal despite being threatened with closure from equality groups – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 18th, 2019 in equality, licensing, news, sex establishments, women by tracey

‘A lap dancing venue that was threatened with closure by equality groups has had its license renewed after its dancers insisted they were feminists too.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2019

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Number of offenders recalled to prison surges following ‘disastrous’ probation reforms – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2019 in bail, news, prisons, probation, rehabilitation, statistics, women by tracey

‘Ministers have been accused of pushing through “disastrous” probation reforms as it emerged the number of offenders recalled to prison for breaching bail conditions has surged by more than a quarter in four years.’

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The Independent, 17th January 2019

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Was this woman wrongly convicted of murder? – BBC News

Posted January 10th, 2019 in domestic violence, families, mental health, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, women by sally

‘Emma-Jayne Magson stabbed her partner with a steak knife then left him to bleed to death. Yet her family believes her murder conviction was a miscarriage of justice. Why?’

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BBC News, 10th January 2019

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Women being forced to sign gagging clauses which stop them talking to their doctor, MPs hear – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2018 in disclosure, employment, harassment, news, women by tracey

‘Women are being forced into signing into signing controversial gagging orders which are so strict they ban them from speaking to their doctor about their experiences, MPs have been told.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2018

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