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Lawyers threaten council with court action to provide ‘buffer zones’ outside abortion clinics amid protests

Lawyers have threatened to launch a first-of-its-kind legal action to introduce a “buffer zone” outside abortion clinics to stop protesters “heartlessly” targeting women seeking pregnancy terminations.Women across the UK often suffer abuse while seeking an abortion, with more...

Senior judge criticises counsel for withdrawing from case without explanation

Marcus Smith J: Extremely concerning letterA supervising judge has criticised counsel who withdrew on the eve of an important consequentials hearing for not specifying the concerns they had raised about the conduct of the trial judge.Mr Justice Marcus...

Campaigners await UK decision on abortion clinic buffer zones | Abortion

Campaigners calling for buffer zones to prevent harassment and abuse of women accessing abortion centres are expecting a Home Office announcement within weeks. The Labour MP Rupa Huq, who leads a cross-party campaign calling for national legislation following...

Abortion clinic ‘buffer zones’ plan to stop protesters rejected by the government in surprise move | The Independent

The government has rejected calls for the introduction of “buffer zones” barring anti-abortion protests outside abortion clinics across the UK.Campaigners have called for protest-free areas to be implemented outside clinics to protect women attending the services.The home secretary...

Appeal court overturns forced abortion ruling | Abortion

A court ruling that a woman with learning disabilities must have an abortion against her wishes has been overturned on appeal.The decision came after the woman’s mother, a former midwife, challenged a court order issued on Friday.The appeal...

The line between legitimate protest and anti-social behaviour

30 August 2019 by Rosalind English Public order cases involving protests have always sparked controversy, with the collision between the state’s responsibility to ensure the smooth running of civil society and the individual citizen’s right to draw attention to...

The 1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Summer 2019 – Issue 2

COVID-19 Outbreak – Information for Clients (Updated 06.01.2021) Following the Government’s latest guidance on January 4th, Chambers is now closed until further notice with all staff and almost all barristers working from home. Please continue to help us to...

Government review of abortion clinic buffer zones ‘misrepresents impact of protestors on patients’ | The Independent

A government review into buffer zones outside abortion clinics underplayed and misrepresented the impact of activists on staff and patients, a number of medical bodies and charities have claimed in a renewed call for better protections for women...
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