Leigh Day blogs 2022
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Urgent Action to Eradicate Torture is Needed
On the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Suzanne Akkawi and Aya Alshekhili from the international department discuss allegations of state complicity in torture and the impact of torture on victims. This blog contains details which some readers might find distressing.
Abuse in the Scout Association
It is time for the Scout Association to finally and fully address all of the abuse that has taken place under its care says abuse claims lawyer Dino Nocivelli in his latest blog
Child sexual exploitation survivors need action now, not more reports
Alison Millar, head of the abuse team, discusses the various reports on the handling of child sexual exploitation by the police, and the need to ensure a better criminal justice response, rather than more reports that go over old ground and provide little in the way of accountability.
Disclosing information to your employer
In this guide employment solicitor Nick Webster and regulatory solicitor Emma Walker discuss issues that can arise regarding disclosing information to your employer or potential employer.
The Whyte Review Final Report – abuse in British Gymnastics
On 16 June, the long-awaited Final Report of the Review by Anne Whyte QC into safeguarding failures in British Gymnastics was published.
Sexual abuse in boarding schools – change is urgently needed
Dino Nocivelli calls for boarding schools to lose their charitable status.
Eliminating child labour: how changes to the Modern Slavery Act can help
On World Day Against Child Labour, Oliver Holland and Anna Barr discuss recent developments in human rights due diligence legislation that may assist in combatting child labour.
Kevin Farquharson v Bar Standards Board ruling is disappointing
Leigh Day abuse team head, Alison Millar discusses the recent decision in the case of Kevin Farquharson v Bar Standards Board
Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region: activists, campaigners and lawyers call for urgent action in the European Parliament
Oliver Holland and Claire Powell from the International Department report on the work of the Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour and their attendance at the recent public panel event at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Abuse in gymnastics and the imminent Whyte report
The review by Anne Whyte QC of allegations of mistreatment within British Gymnastics could be finally published this month and I now want to consider the issue of abuse within gymnastics and what broke the silence within the sport.
Lawyers look forward to the implementation of redress schemes recommended by Baroness Cumberlege
Leigh Day partner Boz Michalowska Howells discusses latest developments in the campaign to have the government take up Baroness Cumberlege’s recommendations following her First Do No Harm report in 2020.