Insight & Events

Female Progression in the Professions

Suzanne McKie QC on Tue 11 Dec

We have looked at female progression at the Bar, in law firms, the Big Four, medicine and academia and produced a significant and detailed 40 page report, with assistance from the relevant regulatory and other bodies.

Submission to Women's and Equalities Committee

Suzanne McKie QC on Mon 10 Dec

The Parliamentary Women's and Equalities Committee have asked for further submissions on its investigation into sexual harassment claims. Farore Law has asked the Committee to widen its remit to look at access to justice generally.

Suzanne McKie QC on Channel 4 News

Beverely Storr on Tue 30 Oct

Last week Suzanne McKie QC was interviewed live on Channel 4 News about the Philip Green Story

Laura Cox Report

Suzanne McKie QC on Mon 22 Oct

Dame Laura Cox QC produced her reports into bullying and harassment in the House of Commons. Suzanne McKie QC assisted the Inquiry by making legal submissions relating to the law relating to harassment, discrimination and vicarious liability, through the Centre For Womens' Justice.

Women and Equalities Committee - report that sexual harassment is widespread in UK Industry

Suzanne McKie QC on Wed 25 Jul

See the Report of the Parliamentary Committee, to which Suzanne McKie QC gave evidence.

 

QC found guilty of professional misconduct

Suzanne McKie QC on Fri 8 Jun

Howard Godfrey QC found guilty of professional misconduct for the manner in which he portrayed a 16 year old victim of sexual assault. His regulatory Tribunal found him guilty of acting in such a way that the confidence of the public in the profession would be diminished. He appealed to the High Court which today (8th June) upheld the guilty finding. 

A Guide to the Law on Harassment

Ruth Whittaker on Mon 4 Jun

From civil proceedings to the criminal law, our guide provides a run down of the legal framework for harassment claims

A survey and an Analysis

Suzanne McKie QC on Tue 29 May

Farore Law is looking into the creation of a Portal on its website to allow victims of sex discrimination, mental health discrimination, abuse, and harassment to provide a totally confidential summary of what ill-treatment they have received and the reasons they believe it happened. 

Sky News Interview

Charles Pitcher on Fri 11 May

Suzanne McKie QC appeared on Sky News last night giving her views on the impact of the forthcoming decision in the Cliff Richard trial on privacy rights

 

The Cliff Richard trial

Beverley Storr on Wed 9 May

The High Court case involving Cliff Richard suing the BBC for breach of privacy and press intrusion This case is of huge significance not least because of the failure to get the necessary votes yesterday in Parliament in relation to Part 2 of the Levenson Inquiry.

It also has impact in relation to the issue of anonymity. Suzanne McKie's comment on this appears at the end of the Sky News article.

https://news.sky.com/story/sir-cliff-richard-awaits-judgment-on-legal-battle-with-bbc-11365598

 

Maternity Rights

Suzanne McKie QC on Sun 22 Apr

https://www.workingfamilies.org.uk/news/working-families-response-to-ali-vs-capita-customer-management-eat-decision/

Parliamentary Enquiry - NDA's Clarification of Scope

Suzanne McKie QC on Wed 28 Mar

Do NDAs have any proper place in compromise agreements? Measures to preventing any use of NDA's to limit the right of claimants to report harassment to the Police.....

The latest charity to be hit by scandal

Suzanne McKie QC on Mon 26 Mar

The Guardian reports on the most recent criminal convictions concerning charity workers, member of the Salvation Army.

Featured in the Employment Solicitor

Suzanne McKie QC on Thu 15 Mar

My view is that we should not be grieving about the loss of physicality in the work place. See my comments in the Employment Solicitor Journal.

Press for Progress

Suzanne McKie QC on Thu 8 Mar

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme

 

The themes for this Year's International Women's Day. There is more work to do; momentum needs to be kept up; we need to listen more and take proactive positive steps. 

NDAs/Confidentiality Agreements

Suzanne McKie QC on Tue 13 Feb

MPs launch an Inquiry into the use of NDAs/Confidentiality Agreements in harassment cases.

Often overlooked...

Suzanne McKie QC on Tue 6 Feb

A provision that is often overlooked and not widely known is the ability on the part of Defendants to trigger early service of the claim in civil actions.

Womens March

Beverley Storr on Sun 28 Jan

Short video from the day.

Women's March today in London

Suzanne McKie QC on Sun 21 Jan

Photos from marches around the world.

Women's March

Suzanne McKie QC on Tue 16 Jan

Join the Farore Team in London on Sunday 21st January 2018

 

Read further for details of London March.

Sex workers, Abuse and Criminal Records

Suzanne McKie QC on Mon 15 Jan

On 17 and 18 January at the High Court in London an important hearing is taking place to challenge the law that certain offences (despite being spent) effectively stay on a person's record. It concerns the "sexual offences" prostitutes were said to have committed and for which they were prosecuted and cautioned, even though the women concerned were in fact victims of abuse and coercion themselves.

Linkedin Feed

Beverley Storr on Mon 15 Jan

https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzannemckieqc/

Times Up Rally in London - Facebook Page

Suzanne McKie QC on Fri 12 Jan

Well worth attending this march to show solidarity for victims of sexual harassment

Time's Up Rally - Facebook

 

Equality and Human Rights Commission Consultation

Suzanne McKie QC on Wed 3 Jan

The Equality and Human Rights Commission want to hear from companies, institutions, authorities and individuals about their views as to the best ways for EHRC to enforce the gender pay gap regulations.

Women and Mental Illness

Suzanne McKie QC on Tue 2 Jan

A recent post on LinkedIn about an important report regarding the deterioration of mental health amongst women.

 

 

Assisting Mental Illness

Suzanne McKie QC on Mon 1 Jan

The Mental Health Foundation

Sexual Assault allegations against taxi drivers

Suzanne McKie QC on Thu 28 Dec

Attached is an article from The Independent (Nov) but also covered in a Guardian article today. 

Of note is the low charging and conviction rates. Also relevant is the comment from the TFL spokesperson who said convictions (and therefore charging) are more likely where the taxi is booked via an App/internet, as this will of course track the driver against the passenger. It's about time that black cabs created a similar tracking system based on the black cab driver being obligated to take a code from the passenger that the passenger then inputs into an App that keeps their details.

Rape Crisis Scotland

Suzanne McKie QC on Wed 20 Dec

Videos from Rape Crisis Scotland about the reactions of victims. The videos deal with how long victims take to report the crime; and the common reaction of freezing when faced with trauma.

Fawcett Society Launch

Fawcett Society on Tue 12 Dec

Farore Law is co-sponsoring the Fawcett Society's launch of its report into the review of the law of sex discrimination. It is to be held on 23rd January 2018 at Westminster.

Petition to the Government

Suzanne McKie QC on Sat 9 Dec

This Petition is to save funding for women's refuges. It is so important. The Government is proposing cuts to a service that is already seriously underfunded. Please let's get to 100,000. Click on the link:

 

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-planned-changes-to-women-s-refuge-funding?bucket=email-blast-8_12_2017_

Public funding for support services

Suzanne McKie on Mon 27 Nov

Keir Starmer talks about the impact of proposed government welfare changes.

Farore Law

on Mon 20 Nov

Farore Law launches in January 2018 and will advise and act for claimants in a highly specialised field of law. It will also provide independent investigations services. 

Sexual Offending in England and Wales

on Mon 20 Nov

The Ministry of Justice and the Office for National Statistics 2013 Report on Sexual Offending is worth reading

Sexual Harassment in the News

Suzanne McKie QC on Mon 20 Nov

What can recent press reporting teach us about the drafting of Sexual Harassment Policies to better protect victims?

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