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Forced Marriage Consultation 2012

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Forced Marriage Consultation

Friday, 30 March 2012

Forced marriage is increasingly affecting the gay community. Indeed, one of the triggers to forcing young men to marry is either a suspicion that they might be gay or following a voluntary or involuntary disclosure.

Blagg is looking to contribute to this Home Office consultation, which closes on Friday 30th March 2012. If you wish to assist, please email Hassan Khan on

The Home Office consultation document is available here

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Judicial Appointments Consultation 2012

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Judicial Appointments Consultation

Monday, 13 February 2012

The BLAGG committee is in the process of putting together a response to the Ministry of Justice Consultation on Judicial Diversity, which is due next Monday, 13th February 2012.

We would appreciate any views you may have and we would be grateful if you could send your responses to Hassan Khan at as soon as possible and no later than Sunday night.

Please contact us for the consultation document.

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BLAGG Member appointed to High Court Wednesday, 31 July 2013

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The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Anthony Paul Hayden, Esquire, QC, to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 31 July 2013 on the elevation of Mrs Justice Macur to the Court of Appeal.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Mr Hayden to the Family Division.

Mr Hayden, 52, was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1987 and took Silk in 2002. He was appointed a Recorder in 2000 and is approved to sit as a deputy High Court Judge.

We have the great pleasure of congratulating Anthony Hayden on his forthcoming appointment.

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Committee Meetings

BLAGG holds bi-monthly meetings at which members of the committee update each other as to the past events, make decisions as to future events, decide on expenditure, outreach strategies and other matters. The meetings are informal, usually take place in one of the Inns’ cafés or bars and all members are welcome to attend.

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