Case Law

Capacity and sexual relations: London Borough of Tower Hamlets v NB and AU [2019] EWCOP 27

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By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction This case generated media headlines when the judge was reported to have referred to a man’s “fundamental human right” to have sex with his wife. Much of the media coverage has been dismissed as ill-informed and irresponsible. Yet the question at the heart of this case was whether a woman, who […]

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