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Delay, insufficient scrutiny, and the unlawful deprivation of liberty

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 Between July 2005 and January 2006, L.M., who suffered from a psychotic disorder, was admitted to closed and open wards in two psychiatric hospitals...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Neil Allen, Anna Bicarregui, Simon Edwards.

Criminalisation of forced marriage

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 Section 121 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 came into force on 16 June 2014, making forced marriage a criminal offence. In...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Neil Allen, Anna Bicarregui, Simon Edwards.

Short note: assisted suicide cases fail in the Supreme Court

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 R (on the application of Nicklinson and another) v Ministry of Justice; R (on the application of AM) v The Director of Public Prosecutions 2014...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Neil Allen, Anna Bicarregui, Simon Edwards.

Costs, the CoP and the media

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 We have covered the previous episodes in this rather depressing story in earlier issues of our newsletter. In very summary form, the London Borough...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Neil Allen, Anna Bicarregui, Simon Edwards.

Short note: contempt again

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 This is the third reported case in these proceedings. The first involved the imposition of a Hadkinson Order on B’s father and the second the...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Neil Allen, Anna Bicarregui, Simon Edwards.