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Woman detained under mental health law can make abortion decision – judge

A pregnant woman detained under the terms of mental health legislation is capable of deciding whether to have an abortion even though doctors say such a move would not be in her best interests, a judge has ruled.Judge...

Ex-soldier’s wife found guilty of murdering baby abandoned in woods

The wife of a former soldier has been found guilty of the murder of her newborn baby by abandoning him in woodland after she discovered she was pregnant too late to have an abortion.Silipa Keresi was convicted at...

‘Experienced’ LiP refused adjournment for pro bono counsel’s unavailability | News

A High Court judge has refused a litigant’s plea to adjourn a hearing date on the basis his preferred barrister was double booked on that date. Claimant Rupert St John Webster had secured the services of counsel pro bono...

UK Human Rights Blog – 1 Crown Office Row

25 October 2021 by Sapan Maini-Thompson In Crowter & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Health And Social Care EWHC 2536 (Admin), the High Court considered the lawfulness of the provision in the...

UK Abortion Legislation Does Not Protect The Right To Choose

The so-called ‘Heartbeat Bill’, successfully pushed through the Texas legislature in September 2021, is the end of already weak legal protection for women’s fundamental rights in the American state.  While many may believe such challenges to reproductive rights could...

Judges Rule Abortion Law On Disability Does Not Violate Human Rights

The High Court has ruled against a legal challenge from a woman with Down’s syndrome which argued that permitting abortion up until birth for a foetus with certain disabilities is unlawfully discriminatory.  Abortions can legally take place in the...

Woman with Down’s loses abortion law fight – BBC News

‘A woman with Down’s syndrome has lost her High Court challenge over a law that allows abortion up to birth for a foetus with the condition.’ Full Story BBC News, 23rd September 2021Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Financial Remedy Update, September 2021

Home > ArticlesRose-Marie Drury, Principal Associate at Mills and Reeve, consider the important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during August 2021.Rose-Marie Drury, Principal Associate, Mills and ReeveAs usual, the update is divided...

Law Society did not seek advice on Sharia law before issuing controversial wills guidance – Legal Futures – Current Awareness

‘The Law Society did not consult any experts in Sharia law before issuing the controversial practice note on Sharia-compliant wills that it was forced to withdraw last month, it has emerged.’ Full story Legal Futures, 8th December 2014 Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Mass polygamy in UK Muslim community – claim – Daily Telegraph

‘Peer warns widespread polygamy being ‘condoned’ as report claims many Muslim women trapped in legal limbo.’ Full story Daily Telegraph, 10th December 2014 Source: www.telegraph.co.uk
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