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Karen Holden is the founder of A City Law Firm judiciary.uk/judgments/r-on-the-application-of-tt-v-the-registrar-general-for-england-and-wales-and-others/ “As a firm that champions equality we are of course disappointed at the judgement and it highlights how the law is slow to keep up to modern society. Our founder was invited to be given Freedom of the City for her work towards Equality she says […]

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How Should You Handle LGBT Discrimination In The Workplace?

Here Total Business hears from Karen Holden, the Founder of A City Law Firm, who discusses the steps in handling LGBT discrimination in the workplace. The LGBT community are subjected to bullying and harassment in the workplace on a devasting scale. In a survey conducted by Stonewall, consisting of more than 5,000 LGBT people across […]

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How should you handle LGBT discrimination in the workplace?

While there has been a growing acceptance of the LGBT community in the UK in recent years, which helps to combat issues of discrimination and bullying, these are still prevalent issues in professional settings. The LGBT community are subjected to bullying and harassment in the workplace on a devastating scale. In a survey conducted by […]

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When surrogacy goes wrong

A common concern, in the UK especially, is about the surrogate changing her mind and seeking to keep the child. Whilst on the flip side the government are also concerned about the vulnerable nature of some surrogates who could unfairly be taken advantage of by financially dominant Intended Parents (“IPs”).  That said, you may also remember […]

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The Goverment’s LGBT action plan: Banning conversion therapy

THE GOVERNMENT’S LGBT ACTION PLAN: BANNING CONVERSION THERAPY Following the UK government revealing its LGBT Action plan, our lawyer takes a look at the logistic of enforcing the proposed ban of the controversial practice of conversion therapy… The UK government’s LGBT Action Plan sounds a little like the blueprint for an upcoming war game, rather […]

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6 game-changing laws that have transformed the LGBTQ community

It has been over 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality started – and since then we have made some phenomenal steps forward when it comes to protecting the rights of people in the LGBT community. Perhaps the biggest and most seminal piece of legislation in recent memory was the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act […]

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Transgender Judgment: Woman denied access to 5 children

A transgender woman has been refused direct access to her children due to the discriminatory and trans-phobic practice of Ultra-Orthodox Judaism (Charedi).  Despite the resilience of the children and the inherent best interests being served by a child having direct contact with their parent, a High Court Judge has nonetheless supported the birth mother in […]

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Surrogacy & Employment Rights

Do Intended Parents have the right to receive maternity or paternity leave where a surrogate mother has given birth to a child? As from 5th April 2015, the Children and Families Act grants applicants for Parental Orders in surrogacy arrangements the ability to choose to take shared Parental Leave within the first year after their child’s birth. […]

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Same-sex relationship: Acquiring parental rights

There are many ways for same sex couples to have children and fulfill their dreams of having a family.  The parenthood and fertilisation laws are developing to keep pace with each other, but it is important to seek legal advice on matters where you are unsure. Same Sex Female Couples A same sex female couple […]

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Civil Partnership Act 2004

The Civil Partnership Act 2004 has changed the law to allow couples who were in a same sex relationship to formally register their relationship. The Act conveys to civil partners basically the same rights and responsibilities as married couples enjoy, providing protection upon death or separation. Pre-Civil Partnership Agreements For further financial security you may […]

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LGBT & Gay Rights

Why Choose Us? While the firm is a highly professional City based law firm dealing with almost every issue encountered in the LGBT community, both in daily life or in business, we take a no-nonsense approach to the law.  We do not use unnecessary or complicated legal jargon with clients, but provide smart professional legal […]

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LGBT & Gay Law

The Senior Partner of the firm started this niche practice to specifically deal with issues faced by the LGBT community and we have a dedicated client manager specialising in this area.

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