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Equality Act disability guidance comes into force – OUT-LAW.com

“Government guidance on factors which should be taken into account when deciding whether someone has a disability is now in force.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Equality Act will pressure authorities to listen – Law Society’s Gazette

“Passed in the final days of the last government, the Equality Act 2010 (EA) is largely a consolidating measure.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Attorney General: keynote speech to Minority Lawyers’ Conference – Attorney General’s Office

“Opening the 2011 conference at the Law Society in London, the Attorney spoke of the coming challenges and opportunities for lawyers.”

Full speech

Attorney General’s Office, 9th April 2011

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Background: the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 – Daily Telegraph

“A short guide to the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003, which have allowed a man’s views on foxhunting to be placed on a par with religious belief.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Bar leaders warn of impact of tuition hikes on diversity – Legal Week

“Leading figures at the Bar including former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer, Bar council chairman Nicholas Green QC and chair of the Bar Standards Board Baroness Ruth Deech have called for the Bar to take action to improve diversity in anticipation of hikes in university tuition fees.”

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Legal Week, 24th February 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

New Push for LGB and T equality will allow civil partnerships in religious buildings – Home Office

“As part of its commitment to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB and T) people, the government will today announce that religious buildings will be allowed to host civil partnership registrations.”

Full press release

Home Office, 17th February 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Keir Starmer QC’s speech on Equality and Diversity – Bar Standards Board

“Did you miss our conference on our proposals for new Equality and Diversity Conduct and Practising rules? If so, find out what Keir Starmer QC had to say.”

Full speech

Bar Standards Board, 16th February 2011

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk


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