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Sophie Balfour

Snapshot: Brexit: Is farming going to be another victim?

From 2021, Farmers will no longer benefit from the Common Agricultural Policy which funds UK agriculture at £3.5 billion annually. The Agriculture Bill provides the legislative framework for the replacement agricultural support schemes. The Government have described it as ‘landmark legislation to boost productivity and reward environmental improvements for decades to come.’ An amendment tabled …

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Snapshot Update: Hungarian parliament and legal recognition of transgender individuals

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The Hungarian Parliament has voted to end legal recognition for Transpeople and therefore will prevent Hungarian Citizens from legally changing their biological sex.  The legislation was proposed on the 31st March which is the International Transgender Day of Visibility and was passed 134 votes to 56. As a consequence, birth, marriage and death certificates would …

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Fast Fashion – Time for an Urgent Makeover

What is Fast Fashion? Fast Fashion is cheap on-trend clothing that has been sampled from celebrity culture and turned into high street clothing at high speeds. Essentially, it’s a way of making fashionable clothing that is quick and cheap for consumers. This may not seem like a bad thing; a good deal for the consumer …

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Snapshot: No Fault Divorce – Is this the end of the blame game?

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After numerous reform proposals and failed legislative reform attempts, we have the ‘Divorce, Dissolution and Separation’ Act. After successfully passing the second reading in the House of Lords, it was voted through last month by MPs and given royal assent.  Currently, one spouse has to start the divorce process and unless they have been separated …

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Updating Organ Donation – A New System of Giving

All images used in this article are being used with the owner’s permission. Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the opt-out system in relation to organ donation has been introduced. Since 20 May 2020, the law around organ donation in England has been given a much needed update and has followed the footsteps of Wales. Scotland has …

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