Diversity in the Judiciary – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted October 19th, 2007 in equality, judiciary, lectures, minorities, women by sally

“Lecture by Mrs Justice Dobbs at Queen Mary, University of London.”

Full lecture (pdf)

Judiciary of England and Wales, 18th October 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Alarm at rising tide of sex-bias litigation – The Times

Posted September 21st, 2007 in equal pay, news, women by sally

“The number of women taking employers to court claiming unfair pay is rising so quickly that it has left the system unfit for purpose, according to the head of Britain’s equality watchdog.”

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The Times, 21st September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Women climb career ladder faster – but are paid less for doing same job – The Times

Posted September 5th, 2007 in equal pay, news, women by sally

“Women are beating men up the career ladder but are still being paid less and getting smaller bonuses for doing similar work.”

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The Times, 5th September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Magic circle left wanting in female partnership stakes – The Lawyer

Posted September 4th, 2007 in law firms, news, women by sally

“The magic circle is falling short in the diversity stakes when it comes to female partners, with all four seeing less than 10 per cent of their equity falling into female hands.”

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The Lawyer, 3rd September 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Women and justice report – The Fawcett Society

Posted July 25th, 2007 in criminal justice, reports, women by sally

“This report, published on Wednesday 25 July, examines the work that has been done in the last year to improve the criminal justice system for women, as offenders, victims and staff … ”

Women and justice: the third annual review of the Commission on Women and the Criminal Justice System (PDF)

The Fawcett Society, 25th July 2007

Source: www.fawcettsociety.org.uk

Father and uncle given life for ‘honour’ murder – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2007 in domestic violence, Islam, murder, news, sentencing, women by sally

“The father and uncle of a young Kurdish woman began life sentences last night for arranging her ‘barbaric and callous’ murder to restore their family’s ‘honour’.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Honour’ gang laughed as victim suffered – The Times

Posted July 20th, 2007 in domestic violence, Islam, murder, news, women by sally

“The horrific final hours of a Kurdish woman murdered on the instructions of her father and uncle because she had brought ‘shame’ on her family were revealed to a court yesterday.”

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The Times, 20th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Keep women out of jail, group says – The Times

Posted July 11th, 2007 in news, prisons, sentencing, women by michael

“More community sentences should be tailor-made for women to keep them out of jail, a women’s equality group has claimed. ”

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The Times, 11th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Honour crimes units to be piloted – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2007 in domestic violence, forced marriages, news, women by sally

“Specialist teams are to be set up around England to help deal with any so-called “honour crimes” and offences arising from forced marriages.”

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BBC News, 20th June 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The deadly ending to a ‘melodrama’ – The Times

Posted June 19th, 2007 in domestic violence, Islam, news, women by sally

“The murder of Banaz Mahmod, a Kurdish Muslim woman, by her father and uncle, has brought the practice of honour killings to the attention of the public and has again emphasised the plight of Asian women caught between traditional religious customs and modern Western values. Moreover, the death of Miss Mahmod, 20, forces us to examine how such crimes are treated by the criminal courts and raises a question about the quality of policing in such cases.”

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The Times, 19th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Avalanche of legal actions under equal pay law – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 14th, 2007 in equal pay, news, women by sally

“Women in the public sector seeking equal pay with their male colleagues are taking more than 1,500 cases to court a month, at a cost to the taxpayer of more than £1 billion, it has been claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Equality laws enshrine mothers’ right to breastfeed in public – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2007 in breastfeeding, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

“New mothers will gain the right to breastfeed their babies in cafes and shops under proposed changes to equality laws announced yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 13th June 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Father guilty of daughter’s ‘honour’ murder – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2007 in domestic violence, murder, news, women by sally

“The father and uncle of a young woman who ‘besmirched their honour’ by becoming involved in a relationship with someone they considered to be the wrong man were today convicted of her murder.”

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The Guardian, 12th June 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Stop pigeonholing women and minority lawyers, says Bridget Prentice – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 17th, 2007 in minorities, solicitors, women by sally

“Law firms should stop shepherding new recruits into specialisms based on background or gender, Justice Minister Bridget Prentice said today.”

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Ministry of Justice press release, 16th May 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Women can have it all – we’re the proof – The Times

Posted May 15th, 2007 in barristers, women by sally

“The QCs Eleanor Platt and Alison Ball, joint heads of 1 Garden Court, have been unusual right from the start of their careers at the Bar.” 

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The Times, 15th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

 

Law student win £8,000 for unfairly dismissed mother – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2007 in compensation, news, unfair dismissal, women by sally

“A businesswoman told to choose between her job and having a baby won more than £8,000 compensation yesterday after taking legal action with the help of a group of law students.”

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The Guardian, 26th April 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Opportunity knocks – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 13th, 2007 in solicitors, women by sally

“With women now achieving great things in many fields, Fiona Woolf asks: Is there anything left to fight for?”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th April 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk