Risks of refusing reasonable offers to settle in divorce cases

Divorce Settle

The judgment in SR v RS demonstrates that parties cannot, in the face of reasonable offers to settle, continue to litigate matters indefinitely without the spectre of cost sanctions.   Original news Post-divorce, the husband had refused an open offer of settlement from the wife. As a result, the judge in effect dismissed his application […]

Google “Right to be forgotten” – freedom of expression v privacy

Google - Right to be forgotten

By Caroline Benham In the context of the draft EU General Data Protection Regulations (the Draft Regulations) – which will replace the current EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (the Directive) – should the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) Google Spain “Right to be forgotten” ruling be welcomed? Is it testing the “right to be forgotten” contained in […]

Assisted suicide – are changes on the horizon?

Assisted Dying

The Supreme Court considered two appeals together, concerning three appellants who had suffered from permanent and catastrophic physical disabilities and wished to die at the time of their choosing. However, they were not physically capable of ending their own life unaided. The court considered, among other things, whether the Suicide Act 1961, s 2 infringed […]