Last year over 4,000 people were on bail for over six months. The government has now introduced a 28-day limit on pre-charge bail as part of its shake-up aiming to end the “injustice” to individuals kept on bail for excessive periods of time.

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The experience of one young woman sent home from the workplace for not wearing heels led to country-wide debate. The House of Commons recently discussed an e-petition relating to dress codes and high heels in the workplace. The e-petition, launched by Nicola Thorp, was signed by over 152,000 people, with many calling on the government to review the law and, if necessary, push for changes to it.

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Uber, the well-known taxi-booking service, can no longer classify its drivers as self-employed, an employment tribunal ruled last week. The case has been described as a test case not only for the business model of ride-hailing firm Uber, but for the whole so-called "gig economy".

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In recent years, given the rise in the use of social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, it is no surprise that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has issued guidance setting out in what circumstances they would seek to prosecute individuals who create and share offensive posts online. Despite previous guidance being issued highlighting the issues posting on social media, it would appear that public understanding remains unclear.

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Latest statistics show that for every three victims of domestic abuse, two will be female, one will be male. Alarmingly, these figures are the equivalent of 2.2 million male victims. One in six men suffers from domestic abuse in their lifetime. So, why is it that male domestic violence remains one of the greatest taboo subjects in modern day society?

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