Modernising the Modern

Prior to the introduction of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 the law in relation to transgendered people was antiquated with case law dating back to 1970. In 2002 the cases of I v United Kingdom and Goodwin v United Kingdom placed pressure on the Government stating that the European Convention on Human Rights was in contravention of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) Article 12 (right to marry) and Article 14 (protection from discrimination). Some 11…

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Misogyny – A new hate crime?

Hate crimes are not acceptable in any way shape or form. There are some however that fall under the radar due to current legislation. Lead by Theresa May, some Ministers are now calling for law reform in this area. Government advisers stated yesterday that misogyny should become a hate crime. The proposal would see sex or gender become a ‘protected characteristic’. There are 9 protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010. They include age, disability, race and religion. Hate…

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Title: Winding up a company in debt: the death knell for a debtor?

At Tiger Law, w e have successfully wound up companies and , on the other side of the coin, we  have also successfully  blocked  people trying to wind up our clients  and saved them  from aggressive creditors .    We have seen many clients  considering starting insolvency proceedings against a debtor  themselves   or  either threatened with insolvency proceedings .  Whichever side of the proceedings you fall on,  once the winding up process is embarked upon,  it can be a…

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Property worries during Covid-19 lockdown

If you are a commercial landlord or tenant, what does the Coronavirus Act 2020 mean for you ?   BREAKING NEWS!! Matters are moving so quickly that since preparing this article on 31 March 2020, the following update needed to be added ! Working in retail, hospitality or leisure business? Two reliefs are available for businesses in these sectors: A holiday from business rates for the 2020-2021 tax year. Cash grants up to £25,000 may be given to businesses in…

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Taking the positive out of lockdown

Taking the positive out of lockdown - health check your business and upgrade your legals!   While we are all hopefully staying healthy and safe, this is also a time to refocus on business and protect what we’ve worked so hard to build. Contracts and breaches of contract due to lockdown? We’ve blogged here about the most frequently asked questions around performing or not performing obligations under a contract, namely “force majeure” and how on earth does it work in…

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Moving house in lockdown

Buying and selling houses during lockdown: to move or not to move? We’ve seen a lot of articles and blogs on this topic and thought we’d offer a bit more detail. Covid-19 and the current lockdown situation has of course caused concern for everyone, but what if you are due to move house? What are the implications of the lockdown: should you exchange contracts if you haven’t yet, what happens if you have exchanged but don’t want to move during…

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Event and Premises licensing know-how

Event and Premises licencing know-how Getting ready to welcome the crowds! Licencing premises – all you need to know Most of us like a tipple and, for some of us, a journey in hospitality starts with a one-off event, bar, restaurant or pub – any of these are hard work and owners do it for the love of it. However, along with a passion for hospitality, you need a good head for paperwork. Whether you are holding a weekend event or planning…

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Changing your Name: How not to have a legal identity crisis

Changing Your Name How not to have a legal identity crisis According to the UK Deed Poll Service, more and more people have been changing their name by Deed Poll - the practice has more than doubled in recent years. Changing your name is actually a fairly easy and inexpensive thing to do if you don't mind a bit of paperwork and are over 16 years of age. Let's have a look at the legalities. Reduce the hassle -…

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