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17 May 2020

IDAHOBIT Day 2020: I am an Ally

This Sunday marks International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.  On this day, over 130 countries around the world draw attention to the various forms of discrimination and violence that the LGBTQ community continue to experience. It serves as a reminder each year of the work which is still needed to achieve LGBTQ equality.  David Sleight, a Partner and ally, at Kingsley Napley shares his experience below.

David Sleight

27 April 2020

Buying a house: the pitfalls for unmarried same-sex couples

The current government lockdown is making everyone aware of their living arrangements.  Relationships are being put under new pressures and the current emotional and financial impact of the virus may be causing additional stresses in a relationship. It is a sensible time to make sure you understand how you own your property and the implications of such ownership.

Vanessa Rhodes

11 March 2020

“Love comes first”: The journey to equal partnerships and marriage in the UK

On the eve of the new decade, 31 December 2019, the first mixed-sex couples officially entered into civil partnerships, granting them the same legal protections as in marriage.

Sameera Abdulrehman

9 March 2020

Maybe I am a feminist after all

Let me start with the elephant in the room.  As a middle aged white man I have had a privileged career some of which is a direct result of my gender.  For most of that time I don’t think I really appreciated that.  I qualified just before the number of women entering the solicitor’s profession exceeded the number of men.  My perception was that, in the places where I worked, men and women were treated equally. Job done.  


Iain Miller

5 March 2020

The lionesses: how female footballers are tackling equality with pride

When you cast your mind back to last summer, you may have hazy memories of enjoying an aperol spritz during the heat wave, listening to Lewis Capaldi on every radio station, or your attempts to desperately avoid buying plastic bottles and single use cups.

Emily Elliott

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