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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Maternity, COVID-19 and failed policies

It's hard to get one's head round .GOV's policy on the father's participation and attendance to scans, let alone birth itself. Other than the obvious and immediate adversity caused to both partners, the list of possible direct and indirect ramifications are as long as my arm – some of which I have paraphrased non-scientifically below. Physical, psychological and emotional issues for both the mother and baby’s health without the partner’s support during both pregnancy and birth Psychological and emotional issues for…

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Working from home – to be or not to be?

The Covid-19 crisis saw nearly half of Britain’s 30 million employees working from home. In addition 9 million people were placed on the furlough scheme. From 1 August the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s return to work message to England and Wales was clear. Despite this, Wales have recently set a target of 30% of workers to remain working at home on a regular basis. The Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford is seeking “changes to Wales' working culture”. This comes following…

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A Pay Cut for Working From Home?

We saw a great debate recently on Jeremy Vine’s Channel 5 Show. The line-up included Charlie Mullins the owner of Pimlico Plumbers along with Jemma Forte as guest presenter. One of the hot topics was should people working from home receive a pay cut? The stats provided on the show tell us on average 2/3 of people surveyed have saved £820 in the last 6 months. To quote Charlie “people working from home should be paid less. They are less…

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Divorce Reform – Third time lucky?

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 has been designed to simplify and amend the existing outdated divorce laws in England and Wales. The Bill received the Royal Assent on 25th June 2020 and is now an Act of Parliament. It has been a long wait for many to see the Bill finally being passed and the fault element being removed from the divorce process. The Bill was introduced in June 2019 but due to the fiasco surrounding the…

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Difficult choices facing business owners, tenants and landlords

This week was a big one for the commercial property market in the UK. Many commercial landlords routinely collected their quarterly rent. However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, many tenants were unable to pay any or all of the rent owed. Big corporate tenants have been able to dictate favourable terms in renegotiations, often bringing rents down considerably, rather than suspending rents. These heavyweight tenants, while losing millions through declining revenue, are seemingly protected in some instances due…

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Bounce Back Loans – What are they for and are you sticking to the rules?

There has been some media coverage recently about “fraudsters” applying for the Government’s Bounce Back Loans, and using the funds to buy supercars or property. Supercar dealers have said that their business is booming since the Bounce Back Loans have been paid out. Of course, the rates of interest are making this cheaper than the usual finance agreements, but while we would all love the means to buy a Ferrari, are these people doing anything wrong? We have also…

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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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