UK Law

No.10: No Comment On May's Role In Guantanamo Case

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Politics

Downing Street has flatly refused to discuss Theresa May’s role in a £1m compensation deal for a former Guantanamo Bay inmate who went on to become...

Assistance Dogs And Access Refusals - Why Isn't The Law Being Enforced?

Lucy Watts MBE | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Watts MBE

Over 7,000 people in the UK rely on an Assistance Dog. Assistance Dogs are dogs trained to assist a disabled person, learning at least three tasks tha...

Finding An Illegal Stream Of A Football Match Or Film Will Soon Be Near Impossible

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech

The days of simply Googling for an illegal stream of a football match or film will soon become near impossible as Google and Bing have announced a maj...

Britain's Most Senior Judge Accuses Press Of Undermining Rule Of Law On Brexit Case

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK

The president of the Supreme Court has issued a veiled warning to the Daily Mail and other media which he said risked “undermining the rule of law...

One In Ten Parents Say 'Broken' Rental Market Harms Their Children

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics

One in ten parents say stressful house moves caused by the UK’s insecure housing market harm their children, according to research by charity Shelte...

I Raped You - Now I Want Contact

Natasha Phillips | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK
Natasha Phillips

The impact of rape lasts long after the physical event has taken place. Women who have been raped are more likely to commit suicide and are prone to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which can include flashbacks, severe anxiety, recurring nightmares and depression. Allowing a rapist to have access to a child born out of a rape only enhances the trauma and forces the victim to relive that fear and anxiety on a regular basis.

Daily Mail Takes No Prisoners In Its Response To Wikipedia Calling It Unreliable

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK

The Daily Mail has attacked Wikipedia after the site banned the tabloid as a source for its entries, saying it was unreliable. The notoriously inaccur...

Kylie v Kylie - The View From An IP Lawyer

Wayne Beynon | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Wayne Beynon

In the Summer of 2015, Kylie Jenner moved to register the trademark 'Kylie' with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for advertising and endors...

Does The Law Think Robots Should Have Human Rights?

Andrew Joint | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech
Andrew Joint

The last question is the latest being asked by the EU Commission in the January 2017 report by their Legal Affairs Committee. They want to push forward the debate on if robots, and indeed other AI technology, should be granted 'personhood' status.

Going Against The Grain With Manchester's Newest Law Centre

Frankie Leach | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Frankie Leach

After the hard work of countless activists across Greater Manchester, on the 11th of February, the doors will open to Greater Manchester's newest law ...

Rolf Harris Cleared Of Three Sex Assault Charges

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris, 86, has been cleared of three historic sex assault charges. A jury at Southwark Crown Court took under a week to f...

US Visa Applicants May Soon Have To Reveal Their Facebook And Twitter Passwords

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK

US visa applicants could be required to hand over their social media passwords before being allowed into the country. Homeland Security Secretary John...

BBC Journalist Accidentally Accused Of Running CIA Torture Site

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK

A human rights campaigner has been forced to apologise after accidentally accusing a BBC journalist of running an CIA torture site. Kenneth Roth, the ...

Hackers Held This Hotel To Ransom By Locking All Its Guests' Rooms

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Tech

Last week The Seehotel Jaegerwirt, a hotel which has been proudly in operation for over 100 years, was hacked. Cybercriminals hacked into the hotel...

Ukip Leader Agrees With Trump On Torture, Says He'd 'Probably Be OK' With It

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has been condemned for saying he’d “probably be ok” with waterboarding people, after Donald Trump triggered a row by sa...

May Warns Trump UK Will Not Condone Torture Of Prisoners

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has warned that the UK will not condone torture of detainees “in any way” - just hours after it emerged that President Donald Trump pl...

Six Driving Habits You Have That You Didn't Know Will Get You Penalty Points

Ryan McElroy | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Ryan McElroy

What sorts of things will get you penalty points on your driving licence? Speeding is probably the number one thing we associate with points, as well as things like driving recklessly and driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Virtual Reality And The Law

Chris Lloyd | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Lloyd

When it comes to the law, VR can help the jury make a decision and support either side of the case. Using VR to help a jury member make their decision is an easy task with the technology. VR's greatest asset is its ability to take anyone, and put them in another person's shoes.

Lawyers Are Worried Kids Believe The Daily Mail That They're 'Enemies Of The People'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Barristers have launched a campaign to teach teens about Brexit after judges were branded “enemies of the people” following the High Court Article...

People Are Calling For Gina Miller To Be Treated With Respect Following Article 50 Ruling

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK

As Gina Miller spoke of the abuse she received throughout the Supreme Court case which ruled on Tuesday that parliament must be consulted before Artic...

Oxford University To Face Landmark Trial Over 'Appallingly Bad' Teaching Allegations

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University has been ordered to face a landmark trial after a graduate filed a £1 million lawsuit claiming “appallingly bad” and “boring...

Watching Porn In Public - A Modern Form Of Street Harassment?

Clare McGlynn | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Clare McGlynn

But just because the criminal law has little role does not mean viewing porn in public is ok. It's yet another commonplace form of street harassment, of sexual harassment, like having to put up with wolf-whistling. People viewing porn in public know they are making others uncomfortable, or worse.

The Lost Billions: The Massive Cost Of Small Business Debt

Andrew Brown | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Andrew Brown

Access to justice shouldn't just be for those who can afford it. The FSB's findings show that - with a little help and a focus on driving innovative solutions - small businesses in the UK could unlock a wealth of debt, helping them to grow exponentially.

The Government's Campaign Against Online Piracy Has Begun In The Most British Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech

The government’s latest campaign against online piracy will begin today (17 Jan) in the most British way possible – with hundreds of politely word...

Post-truth: What Are The Legal Implications?

Robert Conway | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Politics
Robert Conway

In December 2016, the Met's anti-cyber crime unit arrested a 55 year-old man on suspicion of "racially aggravated malicious communications" aimed at G...