UK Law

Ahmed Mohamed 'Clock Boy' Demands £10m In Damages For Arrest

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

Ahmed Mohamed is demanding damages from the city of Irving school district after he was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school. Lawyers ...

Why the Courts Were Right to Protect the Privacy of Paul Weller's Children

Jenny Afia | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Jenny Afia

The Court of Appeal has confirmed the previous ruling was the correct one. There was no public interest in the photos and just because the children's father is well-known, that doesn't mean the children lose any rights of privacy.

Two Hours and 22 Minutes with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

As the first woman of colour to obtain this much coveted position, Justice Sotomayor is an inspiring trailblazer who bridges the gap between the Court and the public by staying connected with her communities: her beloved world.

The Forgotten History of the Disability Discrimination Act

Simon Stevens | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK
Simon Stevens

Dysability and Disability is more complex than it has ever been in the UK, where the next step in our liberation is not about making laws, but learning to help ourselves and push our own boundaries as well as those of others.

This Supreme Court Ruling Just Made You More Likely To Face A Parking Fine

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK

A chip shop owner has lost a Supreme Court battle over a £85 parking fine, in what campaigners said would encourage "cowboy parking firms" to impose ...

Mother Pleads For Transgender Daughter To Be Spared All-Male Prison

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

A young transgender woman battling being sentenced to serve time in an all-male prison has earned the backing of almost 50,000 people in just 48 hours...

No Facebook, There Is Nothing 'Overtly Sexual' About Breast Cancer

Sophia Hyatt | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Tech
Sophia Hyatt

A warm welcome to the modern world - or if you prefer, the more anal one, in which the likes of Praxiteles would most likely commit suicide in. It is ...

Children Of Pensioner Sentenced To 350 Lashes Plead With PM To Save Him

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK

A 74-year-old British cancer survivor could die from the 350 lashes he has been sentenced to in Saudi Arabia. The family of Karl Andree, jailed for...

The Bombing of Safe Harbour: What Now for Data Transfers to the US?

Andrew Tibber | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

The Safe Harbour decision was adopted by the European Commission on 26 July 2000. It recognised that US companies could ensure an "adequate level of protection" for data transferred from the European Community to the US by self-certifying to adherence to Safe Harbour Privacy Principles issued by the US Department of Commerce.

We Can't Start Picking and Choosing Which Children Have Human Rights

Peter Grigg | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Grigg

Today marks 15 years of the UK's Human Rights Act. But despite this important anniversary, the future of this vital safety net for vulnerable children is uncertain.

Nationalisation Is Not Against EU Law

Sam Fowles | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

Sorry Nigel but EU law will not prohibit a properly handled nationalisation of energy utilities.

Standing Up for Human Rights Is Not Just an Essential Part of Labour's Values - It's Part of Our Character and Identity as a Country

Lord Falconer | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Politics
Lord Falconer

I reiterate today what I said to Labour conference earlier this week: we will fight as hard as we can to protect and preserve the Human Rights Act and we will do everything in our power to stop the Government walking away from the European Convention on Human Rights. Standing up for human rights is not just an essential part of Labour's values. It's part of our character and identity as a country.

15 Reasons to Celebrate the Human Rights Act on Its 15th Birthday

Mairi Clare Rodgers | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK
Mairi Clare Rodgers

Happy birthday to the Human Rights Act! It's also suffered a barrage of toxic spin - and the Conservative Government is intent on scrapping it. Here are 15 ways the HRA has made life better for everyone in the UK - and 15 reasons the Government mustn't succeed in making this anniversary its last...

It Didn't Take Much Bribing To Get The Strangeways Prison Protester Down

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK

A prisoner who scaled the roof of Strangeways jail has ended his three-day protest after prison wardens bribed him down with the offer of a 12 inch pi...

Justice Minister Judges Amal Clooney On Her Husband, Not Her Qualifications

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK

Famed human rights lawyer Amal Clooney only gets assigned high profile cases because of her marriage to husband George Clooney, the Tory justice minis...

The Commons Must Balance the Wider Risks of the Assisted Dying Bill

Sarah Wollaston | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Politics
Sarah Wollaston

People who are able to make decisions for themselves already have the right to do so in all other aspects of their healthcare. Campaigners argue that to refuse access to assisted dying is to deny our fundamental right to self determination. Parliament has a duty however, to balance the rights of the individual against the wider impact on others and to consider the unintended harms as well as the benefits.

Why 'Assisted Dying' Is Not a Progressive Policy

Richard Chapman | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK
Richard Chapman

The Assisted Dying Bill would put in place a framework that would not be progressive for those most in need of care and protection. Pitched as offering empowerment for the many, instead it risks the creation of a more hostile environment for the most vulnerable as the price of comfort for the few.

Barrister Named And Shamed Top Lawyer Over 'Sexist' LinkedIn

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

A 27-year-old barrister has named and shamed a top London lawyer who sent her a LinkedIn message praising her "stunning" good looks. Charlotte Pro...

Life or Death Bill

Grace Thompson | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Grace Thompson

On Friday 11 September, MPs will be voting on a bill. A bill which has had little media attention. A bill which has been introduced by a relatively unknown Labour MP - Rob Marris. And yet a bill which, if passed, will have profound implications for people up and down the country. It is a bill dealing with matters of life and death.

A Grades Alone Won't Pave Your Way to Success

Janvi Patel | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK
Janvi Patel

A level and GCSE results have now been released and the nerve-wracking wait is finally over for thousands of students around the country. As we hear ...

Revenge Porn: Educate to Help the Private Stay Private

Rebecca Toman | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Tech
Rebecca Toman

We need a hard hitting, informative and widespread campaign on the issue not only to educate the perpetrators of revenge porn about the consequences of their actions, but also warn potential victims about the risks involved, and how these can be minimised.

What Does a One Nation Justice Policy Mean in a Global Legal Marketplace?

Andrew Wigley | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Wigley

According to Portland Communications' annual study of corporate litigation, London is the international dispute resolution centre of choice with 63 per cent of all litigants coming from outside the UK. But it is not always a mutual choice.

Legal Fees and Cancer Drugs: The Cost to the NHS Is the Same

Adam Staten | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK
Adam Staten

Last year the NHS spent £1.1 billion to settle legal claims and this is expected to rise to £1.4 billion this year. The majority of this money does not go to the injured parties. To put this expenditure into context, the NHS spends approximately £1.3 billion annually on cancer drugs.

The Seven Veils of Animal Experiments

Dr Nick Palmer | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK
Dr Nick Palmer

One of the requirements for any public debate is that the facts are clear. We may have different views from animal researchers, but if the public is to have a sensible discussion about animal experiments, they need some basic facts:

Prince George - To Pap or Not to Pap?

Amber Melville-Brown | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK
Amber Melville-Brown

So, do we have a reasonable expectation of privacy when we are out and about in public? No. Not unless we are doing something intrinsically private. Does a child have a greater right to privacy than an adult? Well... Courts the world over, are generally more protective of the rights of the vulnerable, including children, than those of John Smith or Jane Doe.