Medomsley Detention Centre Update – July 2016

28th July 2016

On 25 July 2016 the trial started of former Church Minister George Granville Gibson at Durham Crown Court.  He is accused of eight charges of indecent assault against two men dating back to the 1970s and 1980s. The charges against Gibson arose from Durham Constabulary’s Operation Seabrook; an investigation into Medomsley Detention Centre.  One of […]

Mother has 17th child removed from her care

20th July 2016

A recent newspaper article highlighted a mother who, over a period of time, had 17 children removed from her care. Of course that is an extreme situation but the point of the article was about the feeling of hopelessness of parents who having experienced this, believe it is inevitable that the same will happen if […]

UK Transgender Law: Past, Present and Future

4th July 2016

On 30 June 2016 Ben Hoare Bell sponsored LAGLA North East’s event UK Transgender Law: Past, Present & Future. The event, which was held at Trinity Chambers, was extremely well attended by members of Newcastle’s legal profession. Speaking at the event were Maria Munir and Robin White. Maria is a young Muslim law student and […]