Sexual Orientation Discrimination: Do you have a Claim?

June 22nd 2021 | dispute resolution

If you have been treated unfairly because of your sexual orientation, you may be able to file a discrimination claim in the civil courts or the employment tribunal. What is sexual orientation discrimination? Sexual orientation is defined by the law as an individual’s sexual attraction towards persons of the same read more...

How Can Residents Protect their Local Area from Development?

May 20th 2021 | dispute resolution

One way to protect an area of land from development is to register it as a town or village green, if you can meet certain criteria. Land that has been given ‘green’ status is protected from development and local residents are given the right to use it for recreational purposes. read more...

The Brexit Deal in 60 Seconds

February 24th 2021 | brexit

The UK has officially parted ways with the EU after being a member of both it and its predecessor organisations for almost half a century. Following nine tortuous months of negotiations, and in the final hours of the Brexit transition period, a new Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was announced read more...

Rethinking Patient Consent: Changes to the Mental Health Act

February 8th 2021 | wills and probate

Reforming the Mental Health Act 1983 (“the Act”) On the 13 th January 2021, the UK Government published a White Paper, Reforming the Mental Health Act , which recommends the modernisation and improvement of mental health care across the country. Their proposals to reform the governing legislation have been guided read more...

ESG Investing: Doing Well by Doing Good

January 8th 2021 | trusts

ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance which are the three essential factors used in measuring the sustainability of an investment. In other words, ESG helps assess which businesses are viable long-term without causing harm to people or the planet. You may also have heard of ethical investing, responsible investing, read more...

What are Cryptoassets and How are they Treated in Court?

December 4th 2020 | trusts

There is no single agreed definition of a cryptoasset and the market is constantly evolving so that new variations regularly emerge. However, broadly speaking, cryptoassets can be defined as digital assets that utilise cryptography (the science of protecting information through secure technology).  Cryptocurrencies, which are a type of cryptoasset, are read more...

Succession, Inheritance and Surrogacy: The Issues

November 4th 2020 | wills and probate

Surrogacy is when a person agrees to bear a child for someone else. Although it is legal in the UK, surrogacy arrangements cannot be enforced by the courts and it is illegal to pay the surrogate anything other than their reasonable expenses. This therefore limits the type of surrogacy arrangements read more...
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