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  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Sex Discrimination in the Workplace
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    The Equality Act 2010 codified the previous legislation which formed the basis of anti-discrimination law in England and Wales, including the Sex Discrimination Act 1975. The Equality Act 2010 mirrors the goals of the four main European Union (EU) Equal Treatment Directives. The Equality Act 2010 requires treatment to be equal in: Employment and training… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    The next step for Gay Marriage
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    With the Commons now having voted to permit gay marriage in England and Wales (not Northern Ireland or Scotland yet) I think we can confidently expect that this piece of legislation will eventually get on to the statute books, bringing the probability of full recognition of marriages between gay couples in  England and Wales for the first… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Calls for Simplified Laws the Public can Understand
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      Permanent secretary at the Cabinet Office, Richard Heaton, has today published a paper requesting simplified legislation so as not to baffle the public. The statute drafter says that in the new digital age, laypersons turn to search engines to find the original laws that determine their issue. As such, the results they get should… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Inheritance Tax: Restrictions on offsetting debts
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    There was no consultation on this, but one announcement tucked away amongst the HMRC papers was a seemingly minor overview as to how certain debts will no longer be deductible for inheritance tax purposes after the Finance Bill receives Royal Assent. Per HMRC: “Legislation will be introduced in Finance Bill 2013 to amend the inheritance… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Same Sex Marriage to be legalised
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    The government has announced that legislation will be brought forward next year to legalise same sex marriage. Many of us, I’m sure, thought the government would back out of it’s promise to legalise same sex marriage with so many conservative MPs coming out against it. However the government seems to have been true to it’s… Learn more


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