Government pledges to reintroduce new Domestic Abuse Bill
October 14th, 2019
Boris Johnson has promised the introduction of domestic abuse legislation that would offer further protection for victims. The Domestic Abuse Bill would place a legal obligation on council’s to seek secure housing for victims and their children who are fleeing an abusive relationship.
Mental incapacity and the best interests of patients: the tension between bodily autonomy and medical opinion
September 19th, 2019
Mr Justice Hayden, sitting in the Court of Protection earlier this month, ruled that doctors could perform a caesarean section on a patient with previous mental health issues if she were to become agitated and subsequently lose mental capacity during labour.