Discrimination Law - Bloomsbury Professional (2012)

This established, comprehensive and regularly updated work covers every aspect of discrimination law and now follows the structure of the Equality Act 2010. Written by a team of experts in discrimination and equality law, it gives practical and detailed advice on the full range of legal equality issues.                             

Following the enactment of the Equality Act 2010, Discrimination Law has been redesigned and reissued in its entirety to assist readers in navigating the various sections and Schedules of the EA10, as they apply in any given set of circumstances. Within this new structure it considers discrimination in the arenas of employment law, goods and services, housing, education, and transport services across the fields of sex, race, disability, religious and sexual orientation discrimination, equal pay, and EU equality law. It also retains its very helpful commentary on practice and procedure including its own guideline to the amount of awards in discrimination claims.

The restructured service will cover the provisions of the EA 2010 as it pertains to every area of discrimination law. Readers can now take advantage of a complete guide to the law as it develops under the consolidating equalities statute and associated secondary legislation together with in-depth commentary on applicable case law and practical guidance on complex areas.

About the Editors

Pauline Hughes, General Editor, is a salaried Judge of the Employment Tribunals. Prior to taking up a full time judicial appointment, she was Head of Legal Services for the Disability Rights Commission (“DRC”), and was involved in many leading cases in the employment field, including Archibald v Fife Council (HL). She was also involved with leading cases brought under the goods, facilities and services provisions of the DDA such as Ryanair v (1) Ross and (2) Stanstead Airport Ltd (CA). Pauline also co-authored statutory Codes of Practice and has written articles for many legal publications.

Andrew Burns, Editor, is a well-known leading junior at Devereux chambers specializing in employment and commercial law and sits as a Recorder. Recent editions of Chambers UK and Legal 500 have said that he is “a measured and intelligent advocate” and is “extremely quick to get to the heart of difficult issues… “ He has represented some of the largest employers in the UK in a range of disability, sex, race and age discrimination disputes. He speaks regularly at webinars and conferences and writes for the New Law Journal.

The team of contributors includes a number of barristers from Devereux including “go-to junior” Peter Edwards who is recommended as “phenomenally positive, focused and practical” and “real rising star” Lucinda Harris.  Other employment and discrimination experts from Devereux such as Alice Mayhew, Laura Bell, Talia Barsam, Thomas Cordrey, Christopher Stone, Kate Balmer and Georgina Hirsch have contributed sections on a range of equality topics. 

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