Birmingham Post Legal column, 24 June, 2013 BY MARTIN ALLSOPP
Recently, my friend's cat was put down due to cancer. There were no lawyers involved – just the vet, the cat and its owner.
While it is generally accepted that the terminal suffering of animals should not be prolonged, there is still much debate about whether humans should have the same assistance.
Section 2 of the Suicide Act 1961 makes it illegal to assist another to commit suicide, a crime punishable as either murder or manslaughter. The debate as to whether this should remain so has been the subject of much discussion and a number of understandably high profile cases.
18 June 2013 - Law Society toasts new partnership
Birmingham Law Society held a networking event to toast its new preferred supplier partnership with two of the city’s top legal recruitment firms.
More than 70 people from the region’s legal sector gathered at Maple House to celebrate the Society’s new partnership with firms Badenoch & Clark and Bell Cornwall.
The organisation has struck a 12-month deal with the two firms, which will provide its 4000 members with help and advice on sourcing qualified and support staff.
The event was sponsored by Badenoch & Clark, Bell Cornwall and Maple House (etc. venues).
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6 June 2013 -
Stop Press: SILENT BOOK AUCTION
We have just heard that Wolverhampton City Council wishes to dispose of the majority of its Law books and the proceeds of sale of which will pass to the Mayor’s Charity. Access to an information sheet will be obtained via our website, together with the rules of the Auction which will commence on 17th June. Please follow the link for further details if this is of interest.
3 June 2013 - Joint Press Release on behalf of Resolution West Midlands Committee and the Birmingham Law Society Family Law Committee
Legal Aid Cuts Threaten Access to Justice in the Midlands
Resolution, the country's largest association of family law practitioners, and the Birmingham Law Society, the largest regional Law Society in the country, have joined together to warn of the devastating effects of further legal aid cuts, which will result in 200,000 people a year being denied access to justice across England and Wales.