Discrimination arising from Disability

Section 15 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA) confirms that if a person is treated unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of their disability and it cannot be shown that the treatment is a proportionate means of achieving a…

Dress Codes and Sex Discrimination

On 17 May 2018, the Government Equalities Offices published new guidance on Dress Codes and Sex Discrimination.  The guidance is aimed at employers who have dress codes and follows a slew of dress-code related sex discrimination cases in the Employment…

Adjudication Cases Part 1 of 2018

This series of articles continues the reporting and review of cases on the enforcement of adjudicators’ awards begun in the Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. 107473.001 SH Construction Case Booklet FIN[1] This document is available to be read…

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In Conversation with…. Paul Dennett, City Mayor of Salford

At our latest “In Conversation With” event we were joined by Paul Dennett, a working-class boy from Warrington who became Salford’s second directly elected City Mayor. Guests in attendance enjoyed an hour discussion and Q&A about Paul’s upbringing, where money…

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Don’t hang up your dancing shoes

At Slater Heelis, some of us have talents that extend far beyond a sharp grasp of the law. Take Phillip Rhodes, for example: our partner in the Family team – and WINNER of the Seashell Trust Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser!…

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Why a simple will might not be enough!

Having a will in place is essential. Even by having in place a simple Will it enables you to do such things as choose your executors, the  guardians of any minor children surviving you and importantly to avoid the rules…

Shared Parental Leave

Shared Parental Leave is the right afforded to parents to take time off following the birth or adoption of a child after a period of Maternity Leave has ended. The Government guidance confirms that to be eligible to take Shared…