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Law Commission Consultation on Employment Law Hearing Structures

The Law Commission has now set out its full consultation document on what it refers to as ‘Employment Law Hearing Structures’. The recommendations, if accepted by the government and passed into law, could have a significant impact on the Employment Tribunal (ET) system and put more pressure on already overworked and under-resourced organisation. This note looks at some of the proposed changes.

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Civil Partnerships: Equality for All?

Heterosexual couples will be able to enter into a civil partnership, a union previously restricted to same sex couples. This follows the Supreme Court unanimously ruling in June of this year that restricting civil partnerships to same sex couples was discriminatory and incompatible with European Law.

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