Human Rights News
One Crown Office Row barrister Adam Wagner has launched a comprehensive study of human rights law in the UK to demonstrate the impact of the Human Rights Act (HRA) on the justice system.
A magistrate has dismissed ex-Leeds United Football Club managing director David Haigh’s claims of human trafficking against his former employers and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray.
Kingsley Napley client JD Wetherspoon has been ordered to pay £24,000 to a number of Irish travellers represented by Howe & Co following a Central London County Court ruling of “direct racial discrimination” by the pub chain on Monday (18 May).
The Conservative manifesto promise to immediately scrap the 1998 Human Rights Act (HRA) on winning the 2015 general election is nearing reality as David Cameron’s party wins an overall majority.
The Government has admitted that the security services’ procedures for handling legally-privileged communications do not meet the requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
Doughty Street Chambers has been forced to upgrade its website hosting arrangements to cope with a surge in traffic following the nuptials of member Amal Alamuddin and Hollywood star George Clooney.
Doughty Street has restructured its clerking team to focus on practice areas and beefed up its criminal team, adding 2 Hare Court’s Maurice MacSweeney as a new business development director.
Doughty Street has lost another public law silk with the exit of Paul Bowen QC to Brick Court, just months after a five-barrister team left Doughty Street for Monckton Chambers.
More power to gender diversity initiatives, as Linklaters gets on board
Human Rights Briefings
Modern Slavery Act: the transparency requirements download subscription
Changes will need careful preparation and PR handling by companies.
Stronger defence: Article 8 ECHR or Equality Act 2010? download subscription
A recent case has held that a defence raised under the Equality Act 2010 (EA) is to be treated differently from, and is greater than, a defence raised under Article 8.
No excuse for care homes to fail in their duties download subscription
When a family takes the decision to place a loved one into care, it is one of the most difficult decisions they make. Stories such as the one relating to the care of 88-year-old John Swailes, make this task increasingly difficult and daunting.