Criminal law syllabuses to get makeover as Supreme Court gives landmark joint enterprise judgment | Legal Cheek

Yesterday morning, the highest court in the land sent Twitter into a social media frenzy as it gave its highly anticipated ruling on the law of joint enterprise. The Supreme Court confirmed that the law on this controversial doctrine has been “wrongly interpreted”, and overruled more than 30 years of higher court case law. This is … Continue reading Criminal law syllabuses to get makeover as Supreme Court gives landmark joint enterprise judgment | Legal Cheek

UN panel calls on UK and Sweden to end Julian Assange’s ‘deprivation of liberty’ | The Guardian

The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained by the UK and Sweden for more than five years and should be released immediately with compensation, according to a United Nations report. A UK government spokesperson said: “Julian Assange has never been arbitrarily detained by the UK. The opinion of the UN working group ignores … Continue reading UN panel calls on UK and Sweden to end Julian Assange’s ‘deprivation of liberty’ | The Guardian

Lawyers see limited legal options for workers sent in Zika’s way | Reuters

Employees of U.S. companies seeking to avoid exposure to the Zika virus likely have few legal avenues to either refuse travel to affected areas or sue if they actually become sick from the virus. But it may be a different story if such workers subsequently give birth to Zika-infected babies. Source: Lawyers see limited legal … Continue reading Lawyers see limited legal options for workers sent in Zika’s way | Reuters

The ‘Gay Cake’ Case

On 3 February 2016, an appeal by a Christian-run bakery in Northern Ireland, at the centre of a discrimination case over a so-called ‘gay cake’, was adjourned. This followed a last minute request by Attorney General John Larkin QC to make representation, on issues around a potential conflict between Northern Ireland’s equality legislation and European human … Continue reading The ‘Gay Cake’ Case