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domestic abuse, family courts

How the ‘major overhaul’ of the family courts aims to protect domestic abuse victims

Lucinda Holliday, head of family and divorce at Blaser Mills Law, discusses what the new overhaul of how the family courts deal with horrific crimes includes and how it will help protect those impacted by domestic abuse.
COVID-19 mistakes, domestic abuse

Will the UK learn from COVID-19 mistakes affecting vulnerable communities?

Family law Barrister Paula Rhone-Adrien speaks about the suffering of vulnerable people in the wake of COVID-19 mistakes by the UK.
BAME community, british geriatrics society

British Geriatrics Society: “BAME community has disproportionate share of deaths”

The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) comment on how the BAME community is facing a disproportionate share of COVID-19 fatalities.
the coronavirus act, police

Barrister: “All prosecutions under the Coronavirus Act have been unlawful”

Laura Jane Miller, Red Lion Chambers, explains the mistakes made when prosecuting under the Coronavirus Act.
Organophosphate Chemical Threat Agents, neurotoxicology

Organophosphate Chemical Threat Agents: Contemporary solutions to a historic threat

Here, Jonas Calsbeek, Peter Andrew, Eduardo González, and Pamela J. Lein, talk about Organophosphate Chemical Threat Agents and how to stop their contemporary use.
undermine LGBTQ rights, coronavirus

Are some governments using Coronavirus to undermine LGBTQ rights?

Philip Baldwin, LGBTQ activist, talks about how some governments could be using the mandate of Coronavirus measures to undermine LGBTQ rights.
sexual abuse

The failures of the legal system in adopting a compassionate approach to sexual abuse...

Victoria Myers, Partner & Head of Abuse Law at Graham Coffey & Co. Solicitors, describes the failures of the legal system in adopting a compassionate approach to sexual abuse cases.
public inquiry into COVID-19, Government

Human rights barrister calls for Public Inquiry into COVID-19

Sailesh Mehta is a Barrister in Human Rights and Regulatory Law, Red Lion Chambers, who is calling for a Public Inquiry into COVID-19.
PPE acquisition, police

PMQ’s summary: The NHS, PPE acquisition and knife crime

On 29 April, First Secretary Dominic Raab discussed government plans in relation to crucial issues such as PPE acquisition and knife crime.
online tuition

Online grooming and the rise of online tuition

Due to COVID-19, there has been an explosion of online tuition but there is a crucial need for more stringent regulatory practices in order to safeguard students and parents. David McCarthy, Director of Education at Sophia Technologies, discusses here.
domestic violence victims

Top Barrister urges UK hotels to house domestic violence victims

Paula Rhone-Adrien, a renowned Family law Barrister with over 20 years of experience, urges UK hotels to house domestic violence victims during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Money laundering

Money laundering in the time of COVID-19

John Binns, partner at BCL Solicitors LLP and specialist in financial crime and money laundering, provides an interesting insight into money laundering during the COVID-19 pandemic.
women activists, WHRD

Women activists face disproportionate violence for work

On International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, a report examines activist stories across 21 countries and finds a global failure to protect women activists.
UK policing system

UK policing system to receive further £1.1 billion government funding

The government has announced a funding increase of £1.1 billion for the UK policing system to recruit an extra 20,000 officers and tackle crime.
Mental Health and Illness in the public mirror

Mental health and illness in the public mirror

Magdalena Rosset, Miriam Jaspersen, Anja Dittrich, Eva Baumann and Paul Bomke share their research findings on how mental health and illness is reflected in journalism.
uk crime investigations, sexual offences

44% of UK crime investigations are dropped

Tim Kiely, Barrister at Red Lion Chambers, responds to the news that 44% of UK crime investigations are dropped without being fully explored.
magnitsky provisions, POCA

What are the UK’s Magnitsky provisions?

Here, John Binns talks us through the UK's version of the Magnitsky provisions and why they are unclear.
indigenous population of mexico, No estamos todos, imprisoned without trial, indigenous imprisonment

Imprisoned without trial: The Indigenous population of Mexico

In this article, Kristin Dilani Nadarajah describes the human rights movement happening to stop the mistreatment of indigenous prisoners by the Mexican government.
approach to knife crime, youth justice

Are we taking the right approach to knife crime?

Here, Timothy Kiely, Criminal Barrister, reveals the working reality of the UK approach to knife crime.
stealing trade secrets, intellectual property

How illegal is stealing trade secrets in the US and UK?

Here, IP experts discuss what would happen to someone caught stealing trade secrets in the US and the UK.

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