Hundreds of sex offenders may be offered “chemical castration” to stop their sexual urges in a move to prevent reoffending when they are released.
The Ministry of Justice said that ministers had received advice on making the treatment “available to more prisoners on a voluntary basis”. The chemical inhibits libido by suppressing testosterone levels.
The man, who has not been named due to reporting restrictions surrounding the case, wanted search results about a past crime he had committed removed from the search engine. The judge, Mr Justice Mark Warby, ruled in his favour on Friday.
A press release can be found here and the judgment is here.
The Law Society has issued guidance for solicitors to apply to cases affected by the Bar's AGFS strike.
Thus, while a solicitor-advocate is free to take on such work if they choose, they are under no obligation to do so, and positively should not do so if they believe the matter to be beyond their competence. We do not consider that the unavailability of counsel – for whatever reason – creates an obligation on a Solicitor Advocate in the instructing firm to take over the formerly instructed barrister’s responsibility. Nor is there an obligation in any new cases to take on the advocacy if an external advocate cannot be found.