Author Archive for Baroness Deech

An Ethics Competition

Baroness Deech

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 was largely the work of the House of Lords.  It built on and extended the provisions about IVF and embryo research in the 1990 law, which had established in Britain the first comprehensive regulatory authority in this field, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.  The HFEA arouses great interest all over the…

Law in Action

Baroness Deech

In 2007 Parliament passed the Legal Services Act, which might – or might not – revolutionise the way lawyers work, especially barristers.  The law allows for, but does not insist on, barristers being able to enter partnership with solicitors, or with each other, instead of carrying on in the time honoured fashion as self employed.  I chair…