Discussion Paper: Modernising The Mental Health Act

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Discussion Paper: Modernising The Mental Health Act


This discussion paper, from Neil Allen, outlines and comments upon the key elements of the White Paper published on 13 January 2021 proposing reforms to the Mental Health Act 1983…. Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Neil Allen Date

Carrying Out Capacity Assessments – January 2021


This purpose of this document is to provide for social workers and those working in front-line clinical settings a brief overview of the law and principles relating to the assessment… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Katherine Barnes Date

David Sawtell writes in the December edition of the Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law about mortgages and receivers


Given the restrictions on the recovery of secured debts as a result of Covid-19, more and more are turning to alternative remedies when debtors default on their obligations. David Sawtell… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author David Sawtell Date

The Environmental Bill 2020


An Environment Bill (the “Bill”) was introduced in October 2019, before the December election, to replace EU-based environment law. The Bill’s progress has been halted, first by the general election… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author Stephen Tromans QC, Richard Wald QC, Ruth Keating, Gethin Thomas Date

Equal treatment for Elite Girls’ Football: 2nd Half


As the second Covid lockdown got underway in England supporters of women’s football were treated to the disturbing sight of the elite women’s and girls’ training squads being closed down… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Richard Harwood OBE QC Date

Halliburton Company (Appellant) v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd (Formerly known as Ace Bermuda Insurance Ltd) (Respondent)


Introduction On 27 November 2020, the UK Supreme Court handed down judgment in Halliburton Company (Appellant) v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd (formerly known as Ace Bermuda Insurance Ltd) (Respondent) [2020]… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author Ruth Keating Date

Five Measures to Protect Athlete Human Rights (Sport Resolutions Newsletter November 2020)


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) called the execution of Iranian wrestler Navid Afkair, “very sad news” and said their thoughts were with his family and friends. Amnesty International were stronger,… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Alexis Hearnden, Ian Brownhill Date

UK/EU tax and customs negotiations: where are we now? (Timothy Lyons QC writes for Tax Journal)


The UK draft agreement with the EU envisages a free trade agreement and some additional agreements. The EU draft agreement contains broader provisions establishing a new partnership. The EU provisions… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Timothy Lyons QC BL Advocaat/Avocat, Brussels Bar Date

Equal chances: preserving elite girls’ football in lockdown


One of the casualties of lockdown has been most sport.  The regulations do though seek to protect elite sport, including players on development pathways which seek to lead to professional… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Richard Harwood OBE QC Date

Land-use conflict – Supreme Court rules on the discharge of restrictive covenants: Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust v Housing Solutions Ltd [2020] UKSC 45


The appeal in Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust v Housing Solutions Ltd [2020] UKSC 45 was the first time that either the Supreme Court or the House of Lords had… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author David Sawtell Date

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