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The Coroners and Justice Act 2009

United Kingdom - January 21 2014 With effect from 25 July 2013 various provisions in Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 came into force, with the corresponding

Law Commission Discussion Paper on Insanity and Automatism in criminal law

United Kingdom - August 1 2013 In July 2012, the Law Commission published a Scoping Paper to find out how the criminal defences of insanity and automatism operate in practice. The

Article 2 inquests v Jamieson inquests

United Kingdom - May 15 2013 The distinction between Article 2 compliant ("Middleton") inquests and "Jamieson" inquests continues to generate litigation. In three recent

The ‘forced C-section’ case what actually happened

United Kingdom - January 6 2014 The judgment in the 'forced C-section' case has now been published, and reveals what many suspected at the time of the media Storm that we touched on

Guidance on DOLs in children’s homes and residential special schools

United Kingdom - March 5 2014 In an unusual step, Sir James Munby P and OFSTED have recently issued joint guidance as to deprivation of liberty in children's homes and residential

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

Protection of species under the Wild Birds Directive

European Union, United Kingdom - July 1 2014 Adjoining the left bank of the Ribble Estuary there is an extensive area of mud flats and saltmarsh. It has supported, in recent years, 4,100

Amendments to EIA directive 201192EU

European Union, United Kingdom - July 1 2014 On 14 April 2014, the Council of Europe adopted a directive amending the EIA Directive 201192EU with a view to strengthening the role of EIA (EIA

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

Biodiversity offsetting and housing land supply

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 In the last Newsletter we referred to the appeal in respect of housing development at Thaxted, where objections relating to biodiversity effects had