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The Equality Act 2010 : the nine 'protected characteristics'

The Equality Act brings togethe existing legislation and acts as an 'umbrella' to ensure protection from discrimination. It is against the law to discriminate agains anyone because of: age being or becoming a transsexual person being married or in a civil partnership being pregnant or on maternity...

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Facebook - A Lawyer's Nightmare

There is no doubting that Facebook is the most widely used outlet of social media. However, from a solicitor’s perspective, the mere mention of it sends a shudder down the spine. Once a post is uploaded, there is no going back. Once seen, it cannot be unseen. The consequences of an ill-advised...

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Can I take a McKenzie Friend into Court with me?

Over the last few years, there has been much discussion about McKenzie friends in court.  They are becoming more visible on the fringes of the legal profession, and are increasingly used by members of the public. So what is a McKenzie friend? As succinctly as possible, this is usually a...

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