Immigration Law (12– 26 February)

Immigration Law (12– 26 February)

Immigration News 120 women ‘on hunger strike’ in immigration centre Sky News – 25 February 120 women detained at Yarl’s Wood immigration centre are on hunger strike in protest of ‘continued incarceration of migrants in the UK’. The strike began on 21 February, and is hoping to protest the long-term detention of rape survivors, survivors. Read more

Family Law (12 February – 26 February)

Family Law (12 February – 26 February)

Family News Divorce costs £3,800 a year in retirement income, says Prudential Family Law Week – 23 February According to Prudential, divorcees planning to retire in 2018 can expect to receive £3,800 less per year than those who have never been through a divorce. Divorcee’s receive an average of £17,600 compared to the average of. Read more

The BBC, Equal Pay, the Gender Gap and Transparency

The BBC, Equal Pay, the Gender Gap and Transparency

Equal pay is a hot topic. This is partly because of gender pay gap information from a number of well-known companies, but the main impetus has come from the disclosures by the BBC about the pay of its highest paid ‘on-air’ staff. It is great that so many people, especially employers and their workers, are. Read more

Q&A with John-Paul Waite

Q&A with John-Paul Waite

Bloomsbury Professional catch up with barrister and employment law author, John-Paul Waite. 1. What first interested you in employment law? I was attracted to employment as it is an area of law with an exceptionally high degree of human and intellectual interest. The changes to the law tend to reflect shifting societal attitudes towards the. Read more

A short survey of the field for McKenzie friends and litigants in person

A short survey of the field for McKenzie friends and litigants in person

Litigation help in family proceedings Litigants in person (LiP) and their helpers – McKenzie friends (MF) – have featured prominently in the legal news in the past few weeks. In the two cases considered here, it is reasonable to assume that both LiPs were denied, or had difficulties with paying for, legal representation. In Re. Read more

Law of unintended consequences

Law of unintended consequences

In July 2017, the Sentencing Council issued a draft consultation document on the Sentencing of Manslaughter. There is currently no guideline for individual manslaughter offences and no mandatory sentences for manslaughter: the length and possible suspension of custodial sentences is largely down to the courts discretion. These new guidelines propose jail terms of up to. Read more

Sports Law (5 – 19 February)

Sports Law (5 – 19 February)

Sports News Warning that PE teachers found selling pupils supplements ‘might encourage doping’ TES – 15 February New research from Leeds Beckett University, which explores ‘schoolboy supplement use’ has revealed that PE teachers who sell pupils weight-gaining supplements create ‘a climate that encourages doping’. The study also demonstrated a desire for schools to provide workshops and. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (5 – 19 February)

Employment and Pensions Law (5 – 19 February)

Feature of the Fortnight Back in July 2017, Matthew Taylor published the Taylor review which was a culmination of an independent review into modern working practices. The Government has published its Good Work Plan as a response to this report. The Good Work Plan involves four separate consultations which have been individually published and set. Read more

IP & IT Law (5 – 19 February)

IP & IT Law (5 – 19 February)

IP & IT News Taylor Swift copyright lawsuit dismissed by US judge The Guardian – 14 February A $42 million copyright lawsuit filed against Taylor Swift has been dismissed by a Californian judge. The suit was filed by Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, who argued that Swift’s 2014 song, Shake it Off stole lyrics from. Read more

What is the impact of fake news on publishers?

What is the impact of fake news on publishers?

It is one of the most supercharged topics of our age. The concept of intentionally falsified material being promoted on the internet and social media seems scary and abhorrent to the vast majority of us. For publishers and authors (of non-fiction) it would seem to threaten the very essence of what they are trying to. Read more

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