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  • Politics as religion? Employment tribunals consider protected "beliefs" under the Equality Act

    Politics as religion? Employment tribunals consider protected "beliefs" under the Equality Act

    The Equality Act 2010 offers protection from discrimination on eight different characteristics. This includes protection from discrimination on the grounds of "religion or belief". What qualifies as a religion is likely to be reasonably clear from the circumstances - what is a protected belief has proven a more contentious issue in the employment tribunal – with some, perhaps surprising, results.

  • Surrogacy in Scotland – what you need to know in terms of the law

    Surrogacy in Scotland – what you need to know in terms of the law

    Surrogacy is a hot topic again, with the news that Robbie Williams and Ayda Fields – the married couple who are also X-Factor judges - have welcomed a third child who was born via a surrogate mother. There are many reasons why a couple may choose to go down the surrogacy route when starting or expanding their family, and there are just as many legal considerations to take into account when deciding whether this path is for them.

  • How soon can I get a divorce in Scotland?

    How soon can I get a divorce in Scotland?

    There is often confusion about the timescales which apply in Scotland and how long, in fact, spouses who want to divorce need to wait before they can ask the court to grant divorce. While the basis on which the court can divorce couples is broadly similar to those in England and Wales, the timescales in Scotland are different.