Bloomsbury Family Law Conference: The Challenges facing Family Lawyers in the 21st Century

Bloomsbury Family Law Conference: The Challenges facing Family Lawyers in the 21st Century

It is an honour to be invited to give the keynote address at the start of the very first Bloomsbury Family Law Conference. Bloomsbury Publishing are to be congratulated for picking up the baton by organising this major one-day event with an impressive range of speakers looking at all aspects of family law. The topic,. Read more

Bloomsbury Professional Family Law Conference Review

Bloomsbury Professional Family Law Conference Review

The first Bloomsbury Professional Family Law Conference was held in London on 16 May. The opening address was given by the incoming President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, a founding editor of the Encyclopaedia of Children Law and Practice, now co-edited with Madeleine Reardon, 1 King’s Bench Walk. He outlined some pressing issues. Read more

IP & IT Law (14 May – 28 May)

IP & IT Law (14 May – 28 May)

IP & IT Law Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws BBC News – 25 May Within hours of the new GDPR laws coming into force Google and Facebook, amongst others, have received complaints that they are forcing users to consent to targeted advertising. These companies may have to change their policies as it goes. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (14 May – 28 May)

Employment and Pensions Law (14 May – 28 May)

Employment News Trainee pay slump followed scrapping of minimum wage The Law Society Gazette – 24 May The Solicitors Regulation Authority has published an impact assessment, revealing that abolishing the minimum wage for trainees has led to lower average pay and a wider gender pay gap. Trainees are now £560 worse off a year. Regular. Read more

Joining the dots: what social workers have been trying to tell us

Joining the dots: what social workers have been trying to tell us

Many of you reading this will have shared this experience. You are cross-examining a witness (in this case a social worker) and gradually, as a result of your thorough prep and impressive forensic skills, the other side’s case begins to crumble. In the particular case I’m thinking about, the evidence just didn’t add up. There. Read more

Judges on Twitter – ‘They do it over there but we don’t do it here'

Judges on Twitter – ‘They do it over there but we don’t do it here'

Here’s a short legal discussion on Twitter of the sort that happens every day, beginning with a question: ‘Tomorrow is our last class before my students’ appellate oral arguments! What advice would you give to a first-time oral advocate?’ A practising lawyer responds: ‘Don’t collapse at questions. Even if it’s aggressive and skeptical, square your. Read more

Family Law (30 April – 14 May)

Family Law (30 April – 14 May)

Family News Third of children referred by schools denied mental health treatment Cypnow – 14 May An NSPCC Freedom of Information request to the NHS has revealed that one-third of children who are referred to specialist mental health services by their schools have been turned away by the NHS since 2014. In the four-year period, 56%. Read more

Immigration Law (30 April – 14 May)

Immigration Law (30 April – 14 May)

Immigration News Tracking illegal immigrants using NHS records will end, says Minister The Telegraph – 9 May The Government has announced that NHS health records will no longer be used to track down illegal immigrants. NHS information will now only be shared with the Home Office in cases of ‘serious criminality’. Jobcentres sanctioning refugees for. Read more

Spring Scottish Online Service Updates

Spring Scottish Online Service Updates

What’s new in our plethora of Scottish online services? Steve Savory summarises the highlights. Detailed and updated coverage of the new Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act is provided in the Scottish Older Client Law Service. Here’s a small sample of the commentary on the new regime from the chapter on renting: ‘In April 2016 the. Read more

Arbitration (28 March – 11 May)

Arbitration (28 March – 11 May)

Arbitration News White & Case partner Dipen Sabharwal discusses the 2018 International Arbitration Survey White & Case – 9 May White & Case have partnered with the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London to produce the 2018 International Arbitration Survey. Dipen Sabharwal highlights the key findings of the survey in a video. Read more

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