UK Law

British Victim Of Stockholm Truck Attack Named

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK

The Briton among four people killed in Friday’s Stockholm truck attack has been named. Chris Bevington, 41, was killed as a truck sped down a busy s...

Could Virtual Reality Stress Training Help The NHS?

Sarah Stanton | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Sarah Stanton

Prior virtual reality stress training might well have helped staff in that case. Every day, NHS workers face rapidly-evolving situations requiring split-second decision-making. It is no wonder so many television dramas are set in hospitals; A&E wards and mental health units, as they are by their very nature, sites of drama, tension and urgency.

Surrogacy Reform

Andrew Spearman | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Parents
Andrew Spearman

It shouldn't take a car crash for us to react. It shouldn't take sensationalist journalism and broadcasting to prick up your ear. It shouldn't take a parent losing their child for common sense to takeover the driving seat.

Two-Thirds Of Students Are Living In 'Squalor' With Damp, Rats Or No Running Water

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Almost two-thirds of students are currently living in “squalor” due to their landlord’s neglect, new research has revealed. A survey of more th...

Under-25s Earn £610 Less Than Older Colleagues Thanks To The Tories' National Living Wage

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Politics

Under-25s are set to earn £600-a-year less than older colleagues for doing the same work thanks to the National Living Wage, according to a fresh inv...

Are You Too Intelligent To Be The Victim Of A Crime?

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

When my ex-partner tried to murder me by putting a gun to my head, I was at the top of my game. I had reached a point with my PR companies where I was the go-to for giving voice to the voiceless; I was winning awards for making waves in marketing and diversity. Yes, I consider myself to be an intelligent woman. I also had a vast circle of friends and colleagues and a close-knit family. My greatest obstacle to freedom was my own overbearing feeling of shame.

Cambridge Lecturer Who Attended Uni Meeting Naked Champions Prostitution

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A Cambridge University economics lecturer has championed prostitution, saying people with a “great body” should be able to make money by honing th...

From Playgroup To The Court Room - Play-Doh Gets Legal

Wayne Beynon | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK
Wayne Beynon

What's in a smell? Well according to Play-Doh rather a lot. This month US toy giant Hasbro filed a trademark application to protect the smell of Pla...

The Most Surprising Differences Between Laws In The U.S. And The U.K.

Quora | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK
Quora

What are some surprising differences in laws between the US and the United Kingdom? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowled...

Beauty, Beasts And Glitter Pens?

Andrew Spearman | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Spearman

People underestimate both their children's intelligence and ability to identify love in its various forms but also their acceptance of various family models. If it is so easy for a child to accept then I wonder again if these countries are protecting the adults, rather the children.

Landlord Fergus Wilson Says 'No Coloureds' And 11 Others He Won't Let To

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK

One of Britain’s biggest buy-to-let landlords has said he does not want his houses rented to “coloured people because of the curry smell at the en...

Why Won't The Government Act On No Fault Divorce?

Richard Adams | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Richard Adams

One may wonder why, in the 21st century, adults are required to ask for the court's consideration and approval of their decision to get a divorce (no such approval, after all, is required to get married). But it is even more egregious that where there is ample evidence of the damage that acrimonious divorces can do to both the couple and any children they have that the law ultimately requires them to start that process by attributing blame for the relationship breakdown.

Too Many Prisoners, Too Few Staff - Why Our Prisons Are In Crisis

Lord Marks | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Politics
Lord Marks

Unless the Government gets prisoner numbers down and devotes the resources necessary to getting staffing levels up, building a renewed prison estate and providing effective education, training and other purposeful activity in every prison, all they will be doing is trying to use small sticking plasters to staunch gaping wounds.

Bar On Civil Partnerships For Heterosexual Couples

Andrew Spearman | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Spearman

Whether you like the concept of marriage or not, equality should surely allow both same-sex and opposite-sex couples the same choices. You can have a civil ceremony of marriage already without requiring the religious element and be registered by a civil registrar, but it is still marriage; why not simply allow a CP?

Why We Must #BeBoldForChange In Politics And The Legal Profession

Katie Newbury | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Katie Newbury

International Women's Day this year is asking us to #BeBoldForChange and call for a more gender inclusive world. But what more will we all stand to ga...

Let's Celebrate Progress... Then Get To Work

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

It's finally happened... After years of campaigning for just how vital a compulsory healthy relationships education is for our young people, the gov...

The Silent Advocate

Joshua Hepple | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Joshua Hepple

The concept of a lawyer often brings with it a presumption that the lawyer has fantastic performance skills and can convince a jury through a clear vo...

A Domestic Violence And Abuse Act: Necessary Step Or Unwelcome Distraction?

Dr Charlotte Bishop | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Charlotte Bishop

Having new legislation on the statute books will do nothing to improve the plight of the 1.4 million women and 750,000 children affected by domestic violence each year, unless it goes hand-in-hand with a government commitment to sufficient and permanent funding, not just for refuges but for police and all the services needed to support and protect those affected. Otherwise, this will just be another time where new legislation is introduced without addressing any of the other difficulties surrounding its enforcement.

Donald Trump Forced To Water Down His Muslim Ban

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has been forced to water down his Muslim ban, signing a new one thats excludes Iraq from the list of countries affected. Trump triggered ...

New Drivers Caught Using Their Phones Will Now Lose Their Licence

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Tech

New legislation to curb the use of phones at the wheel comes into force today, as the police begins a fresh crackdown on distraction driving. It comes...

Self-Harm And Suicide In Prison Is Out Of Control - The Government Needs A Plan Of Action

Luciana Berger | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Politics
Luciana Berger

Today the minister must set out a concrete plan of action to ensure that no prisoner pays the penalty of their life. It is deeds, not words, which are now needed. We can't turn back the clock for those who have already been let down by our criminal justice system, but the Government has the power to banish this pitiful period to the history books.

Grandmother Irene Clennell Deported With £12 In Her Pocket After 27 Years In UK

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK

A grandmother has been deported from Britain with just £12 in her pocket despite living in the UK for 27 years. Irene Clennell, who is married to a B...

NHS Faces New £1bn Bill For Negligence Under Liz Truss Plan

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics

The NHS is facing an extra £1 billion-a-year cost for medical negligence under controversial plans drafted by Justice Secretary Liz Truss to increase...

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...