Roger Dodds, Ex Sheffield Council Employee Admits Further Sexual Abuse

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Roger Dodds, 83 is currently serving a 16 year prison sentence for sexual assaults on young men and a boy dating back to the 1970’s and 80’s. He was convicted of these offences in 2017. At the time the offences were committed Dodds was working for Sheffield Council in the Education Department. He was found…

Medomsley Detention Centre : BBC’s Inside Out Programme

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The BBC’s Inside Out programme has exposed Medomsley as one of the largest investigations of its kind in the UK for sexual and physical abuse with Police saying the current number of potential victims was “1,668 and rising”. The regime described as the “short, sharp ,shock” designed to steer them away from a life of crime,…

Law Firm on the Move

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Dewsbury’s best-known law firm, Jordans Solicitors are on the move. Established in 1949 in the town and now celebrating their 70th year practising in Dewsbury, Jordans are moving from their offices in Neil Jordan House on Wellington Road to just 400 yards down the road to 7A Wellington Road East. The new office opened on March…

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Convictions for Former Officers of Medomsley Detention Centre

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Five former officers at Medomsley Detention Centre have been convicted of the offence of misconduct in a public office and two former officers have been charged with offences of physical assaults. Following three trials which started on the 3rd September 2018, the conviction of the former officers can now be reported. Judge Howard Crownson lifted…

Manchester City FC have launched a Child Sexual Abuse Compensation Scheme

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Manchester City Football Club has announced a scheme to offer compensation to victims of historical child sexual abuse. In November 2016, Jane Mulcahy QC led a review to: Understand whether and if so how, the Club was used by Barry Bennell to facilitate alleged sexual abuse of children, Discover all indications, if any , any…

Death Certificate to Treble In Price

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It has been announced that the price of a getting a death certificate will nearly triple from this weekend in England and Wales. The price increase was implemented on 16th February, the Home Office have said the price rise was the first increase since 2010. Families registering a death will be charged £11.00 from Saturday…

Canada Improving Mine Safety

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Our recent blog has focused on how mining has decreased in the UK and how we are now less dependent on coal. However in other countries such as Canada, coal mining is still very prominent. The British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources have announced that they are expanding two mining divisions known…

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Skegby Hall Former Housemaster Denies Abuse Charges

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Nigel Pipe aged 84, of Abergavenny was charged in February 2019 at the Mansfield Magistrates Court with sexual offences against 5 boys in his care, allegedly committed whilst working at Skegby Hall School. Skegby Hall was an approved school for boys in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. In 1973 it became a Community Home with Education…

Over 1,000 Claims of Sexual Abuse in Young Offender Institutions

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Professor Alexis Jay who is the chair of The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has revealed that children in youth offender institutions are still suffering from sexual abuse. The Inquiry has found that more than 1,000 attacks are alleged to have taken place from 2009 to 2017. The report looked at the alleged…

What Are The Legal Issues Surrounding Euthanasia And Assisted Suicide?

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Following recent stories in the media, this blog is focussing on the legal issues surrounding euthanasia and assisted suicide. What is Euthanasia? Deliberately ending a person’s life to relieve suffering What is assisted suicide? Assisting or encouraging another person to kill themselves. Is Euthanasia / Assisted Suicide legal? Both are illegal in the UK. However…