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What will the Flexible Working Regulations 2014 mean for employers and employees?

What will the Flexible Working Regulations 2014 mean for employers and employees?

“That which yields is not always weak” (Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel’s Dart). From 30 June 2014, changes to the ...
Moral Arguments on the Right to Die: Should Courts Intervene?

Moral Arguments on the Right to Die: Should Courts Intervene?

On 25th June 2014, the UK Supreme Court, sitting as a full bench of nine, handed down judgment in the joined cases ...
Campsfield Immigration Removal Centre: 20 Years Too Long

Campsfield Immigration Removal Centre: 20 Years Too Long

Campsfield House, an immigration removal centre in Kidlington run by Mitie for profit, is now in its 20th year of ...
“British Schindler” and a History of Neglect of Refugee Children

“British Schindler” and a History of Neglect of Refugee Children

Sir Nicholas Winton celebrated his 105th birthday at the Czech embassy in London this past May. Guests included ...
Partially Clandestine Criminal Trials Risk Standardising Secrecy

Partially Clandestine Criminal Trials Risk Standardising Secrecy

In a decision handed down 4 June 2014, the UK Court of Appeal addressed the issue of secrecy in criminal trials on ...
The London Legal Walk: 10 Successful Years

The London Legal Walk: 10 Successful Years

The London Legal Support Trust (LLST) works to support law centres and legal advice agencies in London and the ...
A Successful First Instance Challenge to Bedroom Tax

A Successful First Instance Challenge to Bedroom Tax

The Liverpool first tier tribunal (“FTT”) has recently overturned the decision of a Local Authority to reduce the ...
Public Interest Lawyering in Times of Austerity

Public Interest Lawyering in Times of Austerity

On 24 May 2014, to mark its 14th anniversary, Oxford Pro Bono Publico presented a symposium on the importance of, ...
The Uneasy Decision in A and B v Secretary of State for Health

The Uneasy Decision in A and B v Secretary of State for Health

Most women from Northern Ireland seeking an abortion will travel to England. This is expensive: in addition to ...
Going Hungry? The Human Right to Food in the UK

Going Hungry? The Human Right to Food in the UK

The Government is legally required under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ...
The Business of Traffic in Humans

The Business of Traffic in Humans

Human trafficking is a complex phenomenon touching upon different legal and policy frameworks. Being first and ...
P v Cheshire West and Chester Council: Shaping Deprivations of Liberty

P v Cheshire West and Chester Council: Shaping Deprivations of Liberty

The case of P v Cheshire West and Chester Council considered whether living arrangements for mentally ...

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