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January 14, 2019

Assault is an offence that has been part of English criminal law for centuries. It is a ‘common law’ offence, meaning that it has not been created by statute (an Act of Parliament), but by case law (court judgments). Subsequent case law has developed the offence of Ass...

December 18, 2018

Asbestos is a material that was widely used as a building material between approximately 1950 - 1970. Whilst asbestos can be dangerous, it does not present a health risk if it is left undisturbed. But if material containing asbestos is damaged, it can release a fine du...

December 4, 2018

Euthanasia has always been a contentious topic which attracts an array of opinions. It is also an emotionally charged topic. Newell Legal previously reported on assisted dying in August 2017, providing a general background into the topic from a legal perspective....

October 11, 2018

Scandal has struck the NHS once again. It recently transpired that infected blood had been given to patients in the past. Consequently, an inquiry has been announced by the government in an attempt to analyse what exactly occurred. This inquiry itself relates to blood...

October 1, 2018

Recent news regarding the NHS has been largely negative. Examples of this include the inquiry into tainted blood donations and significantly longer waiting periods for patients as a result of a funding crisis within the NHS. Such news paints a dark picture for the cont...

August 17, 2018

On Wednesday 8th August, Argentina did not legalise abortion. They did not put a stop to illegal abortions and save countless lives. They did not distinguish themselves from the majority of Latin America that criminalises abortion. 

After months of considerations, follo...

August 7, 2018

Recent developments indicate a massive change to organ donation under the NHS system is set to happen, subject to Parliament approving what is known as “Max’s Law”. This is based on the experiences of Max Johnson, who successfully underwent a heart transplant. His stor...

July 30, 2018

This article focuses on a recent ruling (the background facts can be found here) by the Supreme Court, which addresses the current need for legal permission to end care for patients in a “long-term, permanent vegetative state”. The implications of this decision are mas...

October 27, 2017

On 27th October 1967, the Abortion Act received royal assent. 50 years on, I reflect on the Abortion Act by discussing what exactly is allowed under that particular piece of legislation. I do not intend to address the pros and cons of abortion in this particular articl...

August 2, 2017

Assisted Dying (also referred to as Euthanasia in this article) has been a topic of discussion that has been raging for decades now, and this post attempts to incapsulate all of the main points from a legal standpoint. It is an extremely contentious...

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