Discrimination in the Insurance Industry – Driving Inequality

The Equality Act 2010 was dubbed ‘Labour’s biggest idea for 11 years’[1]. The idea was to to ‘reform and harmonise equality law’[2] which, at the time, was fragmented into 9 large pieces of legislation[3]. The act included the protection of nine characteristics including age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual …

Fixing the Gig Economy – Jumping Through Loops

There are currently 100,000 so-called gig economy workers in the UK[1]. The gig economy includes the use of digital platforms to improve the matching of supply and demand, but also to bypass the responsibilities which are associated with employment[2]. This ‘uberisation’ the UK economy therefore brings with it considerable costs to social security and employment rights[3]. This article will attempt …

Freedom of Expression v Protection of Reputation – A Critique of the Defamation Act 2013

English defamation law has, in the past, put a heavy emphasis on the protection of reputation and largely neglected freedom of speech as a principle. This earned Britain a reputation for ‘libel tourism’ whereby wealthy foreigners took advantage of Britain’s libel laws despite having no obvious connection to the country[1]. However, the law has undergone reform in recent years, with …

The Prerogative Power of Government Power to Trigger Article 50? – A Lapse of Reason

A constitution is a set of rules, which ‘establish and regulate or govern the government’[1]. The UK’s constitution is no exception to these rules. Despite its uncodified and notoriously flexible nature[2], these rules, which make up the constitution have had significant influence on the tripartite of judiciary, executive and legislative bodies, which make up our government.  The Royal prerogative has been …