Racial Discrimination Expectation vs. Reality

Findings by the British Medical Association and the British Association of Physicians have identified a pay gap of almost £5000 between white senior doctors and their minority ethnic equivalents. This has led to accusations of racial discrimination levelled against the NHS What is Racial Discrimination? Under the Equality Act 2010, it is unlawful to discriminate

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Discipline or child abuse: Is it ever ok to smack a child?

As a parent, it can be difficult when deciding on how best to discipline a child. There are many schools of thought on the subject, from more traditional ‘spare the rod, spoil the child’ methods of physical discipline to more modern verbal forms of behavioural coaching. But what is the legal position for parents wishing

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Tier 4 – Student visa explained

Entry Clearance To obtain Tier 4 visa prospective students have to apply for Entry Clearance from the UK High Commission. The category of student is divided between minor and adult students. An adult student is someone who would like to study in the UK for post-16 education under Tier 4 (general). A child student is

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Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax Introduction If you are thinking about what happens to your property when you pass away, and what taxes will have to be paid, it is useful to know the law surrounding Inheritance Tax. Read Time 5 Minutes What’s on this Page The Estate Exemptions: How much will I be taxed? What if I

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Drivers Eyesight: Stricter enforcement

Drivers’ Eyesight: Stricter enforcement Introduction Several police forces are planning to perform eye tests on all drivers that they stop, in an effort to make the roads a safer place. West Midlands, Thames Valley and Hampshire police will conduct a test which involves drivers having to read a car registration plate at distance. Failure of

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Clinical Negligence

Clinical Negligence Introduction The National Health Service is one of Britain’s greatest post-war achievements and is envied globally. However, with an increasing population and budget cuts leading to a strain on services, cases involving clinical negligence are inevitable. Read Time 5 Minutes What’s on this Page What is it? What can I do? Important information

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Indefinite leave to Remain 10 Years Route

Indefinite leave to Remain 10 Years Route Introduction You can acquire settled status through the long residence route, provided you have continuously lived in the UK for at least 10 years. Temporary absences of less than six months in the qualifying time period will not break the requirement of continuous residence. Read Time 5 Minutes

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Unfair Dismissal: Know Your Rights

Unfair Dismissal: Know Your Rights What is unfair dismissal? The dismissal of an employee will be unfair where the employer does not have a valid reason which justifies dismissal of such employee. The valid reasons provided by the Employment Rights Act 1996 are capability, conduct, redundancy, illegality and some other substantial reason which justifies the

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Introduction to UK’s Immigration System and Law

Introduction to UK’s Immigration System and Law Introduction The immigration law deals with an individual’s ability to live, work and enjoy family life in the United Kingdom. That includes work permits, limited and indefinite leave to remain, citizenship, entry clearances, work visas, and business visas. The main legislation which deals with immigration law is the

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Eviction and the Assured Short-hold Tenancy

If you rent a property, you may find yourself in the unfortunate position of facing eviction proceedings. It is, therefore, helpful to know your rights in this regard. These rights vary, depending on which type of tenancy you hold. Assured Short-hold Tenancy There are two types of assured short-hold tenancy. You may have a ‘periodic’

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