Monthly Archives: December 2015

Transgender in the workplace

Transgender issues in the workplace  Most employers are well-versed in their statutory obligations not to discriminate against their employees on the grounds of sex, religion or belief and age (the more common examples of “protected characteristics”), for example, but what … Continue reading

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Capital Gains and Stamp Duty – changes to deadline for filing and payment Capital Gains

The government has announced that it intends to bring forward the date for payment of CGT on gains arising from the disposal of residential property. Instead of the current due date of 31 January following the tax year of disposal, … Continue reading

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Special Guardianship Orders

Recently, the Family Team at Blacks have seen a significant rise in the number of enquiries from prospective Special Guardians obtaining Special Guardianship Orders (“SGOs”). What is a Special Guardianship Order? SGOs are private law orders made under the Children … Continue reading

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Paul Weller’s children win privacy case

It’s all too easy to be hypocritical when it comes to photographs of celebrities – appreciating that someone has a right to a private life doesn’t always stop us heading to the showbiz section of a newspaper’s website to see … Continue reading

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The office Christmas party – festive fun or a trap for the unwary

“Christmas comes but once a year . . . “ Are there only 24 days to go before Christmas?  Is it really all of twelve months since the last office Christmas party? One might have hoped that with Christmas coming … Continue reading

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