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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

As the US begins re-introduction of Iran sanctions, are you prepared?

The signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (or the “Iran Deal”) in 2015 was hailed as a significant milestone for international relations with Iran, and was seen as a means to encourage businesses worldwide to take advantage of commercial opportunities there.

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Scottish independence is a “philosophical belief” under discrimination law

An employment tribunal has held that a belief in Scottish independence amounts to a “philosophical belief” for the purposes of UK discrimination law.

In a case brought against his former employer the Ministry of Defence, Scottish National Party councillor Christopher McEleny has successfully argued that his belief in Scottish independence amounts to a philosophical belief in respect of which he is protected from discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.

The employment tribunal, ruling in Mr McEleny’s favour, held that, whilst support or membership of a political party does

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