Human rights

Overcrowded families


A family living in a crowded one-bedroom flat, as that was all they could afford, won a landmark Court of Appeal ruling that could result in families

29 Jan 2021 | Human rights

HRA review a 'giant leap backwards'

An independent review of the Human Rights Act was announced today but Amnesty International warned of a ‘giant leap backwards’

07 Dec 2020 | Human rights

QC identifies ‘gender brief gap’

Jaime Hamilton QC has called out “sexism” in the appointment of lawyers to high-profile cases

10 Jun 2020 | Crime

Profession condemns George Floyd death

Professional bodies have responded to the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minnesota last week

04 Jun 2020 | Ethics and Compliance

Retroactive human rights law

Matthew Duncan explains why a 60-year-old settlement is subject to the Human Rights Act

06 May 2020 | Human rights

PUBLIC AUTHORITIES AND THE ASSUMPTION OF A DUTY OF CARE

A public authority can assume responsibility towards someone by inference from its conduct towards them, as Laurence Toczek explains following the Supreme

01 Dec 2019 | Children

Patients at risk: revisiting the extent of public bodies’ duties

While establishing that all psychiatric patients, regardless of status, are owed the same duty, the European Court of Human Rights has also minimised the m

04 Jun 2019 | Human rights

Will ‘Cliff’s Law’ really enhance privacy rights?

Neither the Cliff Richard ruling nor the subsequent eponymous bill are likely to dramatically improve the rights of individuals under investigation against

06 Apr 2019 | Commercial

SRA pays Leigh Day £1m

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has agreed to pay Leigh Day £1m to cover the costs associated with the regulator’s appeal of its unsu

22 Jan 2019 | Costs

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