Elections and the Law - Elections update - Week 4 https://doughty-street-chambers.newsweaver.com/electionweek1/ en-us 25 May 2017 02:38:17 BST 25 May 2017 02:38:17 BST https://doughty-street-chambers.newsweaver.com/electionweek1/rss.xml Newsweaver elections@doughtystreet.co.uk (Doughty Street Chambers) support@newsweaver.ie (Newsweaver) 60 true Welcome to our updating service on elections and the law. https://doughty-street-chambers.newsweaver.com/electionweek1/cmtbv4yu8el?rss=true The manifestos are out and the date is set. This week our team has focused on some of the policy areas in the headlines, including the social care cap. Susie Alegre considers the need for a new framework for democracy in a digital age. As the deadline for voter registration loomed, Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC helped The Justice Gap explain just “who” is the electorate. From homeless people to clients without capacity, the law provides clear mechanisms for participation, albeit rarely used. For victims of domestic violence seeking to vote anonymously registration remains open. If your clients might benefit from support to vote, Caoilfhionn’s piece explains how. We hope you enjoy this newsletter and – as ever - welcome any comments. Martin Westgate QC – Head of the Public Law Team 10 May 2017 12:00:00 BST 745c7578517352cde91b4e5a0b84692b Feature Article <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p><p style="text-align: justify;">The manifestos are out and the date is set. This week our team has focused on some of the policy areas in the headlines, including the social care cap. Susie Alegre considers the need for a new framework for democracy in a digital age. As the deadline for voter registration loomed, Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC helped The Justice Gap explain just “who” is the electorate. From homeless people to clients without capacity, the law provides clear mechanisms for participation, albeit rarely used. For victims of domestic violence seeking to vote anonymously registration remains open. If your clients might benefit from support to vote, Caoilfhionn’s piece explains how.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><br />We hope you enjoy this newsletter and – as ever - welcome any comments.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"> </p><p><em>Martin Westgate QC – Head of the Public Law Team</em></p> http://doughty-street-chambers.newsweaver.com/files/2/74771/183554/193561/25c6e81fbdbf4a171711704f/martin%20westgate%20ls.jpg What are the rules on influencing elections? https://doughty-street-chambers.newsweaver.com/electionweek1/jc48c461v7h?rss=true Abigail Bright explains the rules around influential elections and how it's been reported in the press. [ https://doughty-street-chambers.newsweaver.com/electionweek1/12tvukpr5p4 ] 10 May 2017 12:00:00 BST 61285846751a75c6fe1a0e4c847a8da4 Two column articles <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://doughty-street-chambers.newsweaver.com/electionweek1/12tvukpr5p4" target="_blank">Abigail Bright explains the rules around influential elections and how it's been reported in the press. </a></p> Election law: Who targets you? https://doughty-street-chambers.newsweaver.com/electionweek1/8u99qzu8ls1?rss=true Susie Alegre writes in the Solicitors Journal on the use of social media in election campaigns. [ https://doughty-street-chambers.newsweaver.com/electionweek1/1p4tqt3sjr7 ] 25 May 2017 12:00:00 BST 666d0e25307735e25350eb77049f4c9e Two column articles <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="https://doughty-street-chambers.newsweaver.com/electionweek1/1p4tqt3sjr7" target="_blank">Susie Alegre writes in the Solicitors Journal on the use of social media in election campaigns. </a></p> Who will decide the country’s fate? https://doughty-street-chambers.newsweaver.com/electionweek1/1pds6rsf4r3?rss=true Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC explains the legalities around who is entitled to vote in the General Election. [ https://doughty-street-chambers.newsweaver.com/electionweek1/rmfubnslqtf ] 10 May 2017 12:00:00 BST af110e33254232ebe56f9aad7f094c83 Two column articles <p><a href="https://doughty-street-chambers.newsweaver.com/electionweek1/rmfubnslqtf" target="_blank">Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC explains the legalities around who is entitled to vote in the General Election. </a></p> Care costs, caps and confusion https://doughty-street-chambers.newsweaver.com/electionweek1/1alpsphghn9?rss=true Daniel Clarke discusses the future of social care under the Conservative manifesto. [ https://doughty-street-chambers.newsweaver.com/electionweek1/1bmprwhgklw ] 25 May 2017 12:00:00 BST 9a801c32cc81da80afba07b96c4393eb Two column articles <p><a href="https://doughty-street-chambers.newsweaver.com/electionweek1/1bmprwhgklw" target="_blank">Daniel Clarke discusses the future of social care under the Conservative manifesto. </a></p>