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Rwanda Policy – Deterrent or Punishment?

Article by Tony Muman On 13 April, the Secretary of State announced that the UK had entered into an agreement...
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Muhammad Ul-Haq: Judicial Secondment

Halcyon Chambers is delighted to announce that Muhammad Ul-Haq begins his secondment to the High Court of Justice in London...
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Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020: The End of the Blame-Game

Article by Barbara Gonzalez-Jaspe The amendments to the law on divorce have been long overdue and signifies the biggest change...
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TRA: Potential new powers against Teachers

Article by Naomh Gibson The Teaching Regulation Agency (‘TRA’), is an executive agency of the Department for Education (‘DfE’), responsible...
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Halcyon Chambers Welcomes New Pupil

Halcyon Chambers is pleased to announce that Barbara Gonzalez-Jaspe has joined Chambers as a new Pupil commencing 4 April 2022....
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Withholding Religious Divorce Recognised as Abuse – The Domestic Abuse Act 2021

Article by Shabinah Ladha In both Islam and Judaism in order to remarry a woman must obtain a religious decree...
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Dear Sirs, Happy International Women’s Day

Article by Shabinah Ladha Archaic Every day I receive correspondence addressed to me as “Dear Sir/s”. This male address is...
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Hair Discrimination Should Not Be Brushed Aside

Article by Shabinah Ladha Wigs Getting Twisted The last few weeks have seen Barristers getting their wigs in a twist...
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Niqab, Burka and Giving Evidence in Court

Article by Shabinah Ladha I often get asked by solicitors if their lay clients are permitted to wear a Niqab...
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Love, ‘Honour’, Layla and Majnun

Article by Shabinah Ladha On the eve of Valentines weekend I represented a couple seeking asylum on the basis that...
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