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The deadnaming of a transgender employee leads to a £25,000 award

Samantha Randall
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An Employment Tribunal awarded a transgender woman £25,000 in a sex discrimination case after, among other things, her employer took two years to change her name on its systems. To ‘deadname’ someone is to continue to call a transgender...

LGBTQ+ Parents and Family Law: What is the situation in the UK?

Philip Hoddell
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Pride month is the opportunity for us to reflect on the recent changes in the law surrounding LGBTQ+ parents and their parental responsibilities in child arrangements. From child custody and visitation rights, to surrogacy and separation, let’s...

LGBTQ+ Family Law Developments: What they mean for our clients

Claudia Hubert
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June is Pride month and there has been much to celebrate in the LGBTQ+ community over recent years, including significant steps that have been taken in the world of family law and parental rights. So let’s take a look at some of the recent changes and...

What legal considerations should LGBTQ+ couples be aware of when starting a family?

Melanie Loxley
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LGBTQ+ family law is growing and evolving. Recent changes to law like the Scottish gender recognition certificate reform have led some to ask where are we currently in England and Wales regarding legal developments? Impact analysis shows the continued...

What is a barring order?

Dorjan Myrtja
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A Section 91(14) Order or otherwise referred to as a “barring order” allows the court, in children's applications, to bar or restrict a further application being made without permission of the court. How will a barring order help me and...

Halifax lose customers due to 'woke' pronoun policy

Julie Temple
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Lots of organisations are accused of jumping on the bandwagon, ‘woke’ practices and ‘virtue signalling’ during awareness days, weeks and months and this undermines the hard work many individuals and organisations invest in to create...

Gender reassignment - gifts in wills

Claire Read
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Since 2004, individuals have been able to apply for a gender recognition certificate which recognises their change of gender for legal purposes. This applies to gifts under wills made on or after 4 April 2005. Below is an example of how some difficulties...

No such thing as common law marriage

Katherine Parker
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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds are the first unmarried couple to live at No.10 Downing Street. However, this does not come as a surprise as there is a steady increase in the number of cohabiting couples in the UK. According to a recent study conducted by...