9th November - Law News

Edition 3606: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011  


 Today's Highlighted Video Story: Poland has accused Belarus of creating a major incident on the border between the two countries by encouraging migrants to try to force their way across. The Polish government says there are currently between 3,000 and 4,000 people at the border with thousands more ready to follow them. 12,000 Polish troops have been deployed to protect the razor-wire fence along the border. The European Union says Belarus is deliberately creating the migrant crisis on its borders in retaliation for Western sanctions.

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Re C [2021] EWCA Civ 1527 This is an appeal from Hayden J’s judgment in Re C [2021] EWCOP 25. The appeal was allowed on the basis that care workers making arrangements to secure the services of a sex worker for C would place the care workers in peril of committing an offence contrary to section 39 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (“SOA”). Background - The issue was whether care workers would commit a criminal offence under section 39 of the SOA if they made practical arrangements for C to visit a sex worker. C had the capacity to consent to sexual relations but not to make the arrangements. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog 

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