Blackstone's Guide to the Equality ACT 2010 (Paperback)

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By John Wadham (Editor), Anthony Robinson (Editor), David Ruebain (Editor)
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The Equality Act 2010 was an extremely significant reform of UK discrimination law, consolidating the existing mass of statutory provisions into one statute. The Act brought new rights against discrimination and imposed new duties on employers, service providers, and public authorities, and also introduced a new socio-economic duty on public authorities to reduce the inequalities of outcome which result from socio-economic disadvantage. It defined nine protected characteristics: age, disability, combined grounds, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

This fully revised edition of Blackstone's Guide to the Equality Act 2010 covers all recent developments in the law relating to the Equality Act 2010. Combining the full text of the Act, as amended, with narrative from an expert team, the book is an invaluable resource for all who encounter the evolving legislation.

The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published soon after enactment, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the extent, scope, and effects of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself. They offer a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes.

About the Author

John Wadham, Associate, Doughty Street Chambers, Anthony Robinson, Solicitor, Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Ltd, David Ruebain, Chief Executive, Equality Challenge Unit, Susie Uppal, Chief Executive, Press Recognition Panel John Wadham is a solicitor and an independent consultant for the Council of Europe, the United Nations Development Program, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and UK charities. He is also the Chair of the UK's National Preventive Mechanism (OPCAT). Previously he was the Executive Director of INTERIGHTS (the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights), General Counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). He is the co-author of the Blackstone's Guide to the Human Rights Act, Blackstone's Guide to the Freedom of Information Act, and Blackstone's Guide to the Identity Cards Act. John was previously the Director of Liberty (the human rights organization). John is an Associate Member of Doughty Street Chambers, a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Kings College London, a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol, and a member of the Human Rights Committee of the Law Society. Anthony Robinson is a Consultant Solicitor with Excello Law and Scott Moncrieff & Associates. He set up and is the Managing Partner of the Human Rights & Equalities Consultancy. He was the Director of Casework and Litigation at the EHRC. Prior to this Anthony was the Director of Legal Services at the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE). Anthony has had an unusually varied career. His professional interests range from human rights, equality and discrimination, public law, employment, pensions, education, inquests, data protection, freedom of information, and mediation. He has dealt with some of the most significant equality, human rights, and public law cases in his time in the two commissions. He was one of the founders of Euroneb that became Equinet (the European Network of Equality Bodies). He has published widely on these areas and is a regular conference speaker. Anthony is a CEDR & TCM accredited mediator. David Ruebain is Chief Executive of the Equality Challenge Unit, a policy and research agency funded to advance equality & diversity in universities in the UK and colleges in Scotland and England. Prior to that, he was a practicing solicitor for 21 years; latterly at the Equality and Human Rights Commission and before that at Levenes Solicitors. David is a member of the Advisory Group of the Office for Fair Access, an equality adviser to the FA Premier League, a member of the Rights & Justice Committee of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, and a Member of the Editorial Board of Disability and Society journal. He is the winner of RADAR's People of the Year Award for Achievement in the Furtherance of Human Rights of Disabled People in the UK, 2002. In 2006, he was listed as one of 25 Most Influential Disabled People in the UK by Disability Now Magazine. In 2013, he was listed in the Disability News Service's "Influence Index" and is listed in the Disability Power List, 2014 and 2015. Susie Uppal is the Chief Executive of the Press Recognition Panel, the independent body set up to ensure that any organization which regulates the press is independent, properly funded and able to protect the public, while recognizing the important role carried out by the press. Susie is a solicitor and was previously Senior Ombudsman at The Legal Ombudsman, Director of Legal Enforcement at the Equality and Human Rights Commission and before that Head of Enforcement for the Gambling Commission. She has also conducted forensic investigations for the Solicitors Regulation Authority, served as an independent member of the Regulatory Affairs Board of the Law Society and was a Commercial Litigation solicitor in private practice for many years. In addition to leading on a number of high profile investigations, inquiries and actions in domestic courts and European courts Susie has a wealth of experience in building and leading organizations through transformational change.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780198793311
ISBN-10: 0198793316
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: January 10th, 2017
Pages: 545
Language: English
Series: Blackstone's Guides

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.


And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.


15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.


50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.


Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.


Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.


Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.



Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.


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