Author Archives: CompactLaw Admin

Danny Baker, Shoots, Misses, Fired

The BBC has just fired Danny Baker for his now deleted tweet – a picture of a couple with a monkey dressed up in a suit with reference to the Royal birth. His explanation rings hollow – as the intent … Continue reading

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Feudalism & Tribes

This is an odd blog post, but something to ponder. As most of us can feel our society in the UK and most other countries we can think of are divided and disjointed. We have Brexit, the far-right, the far-left … Continue reading

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The Brexit Political Vacuum

As Brexit slows and starts to stall the 2016 referendum seems a long way away. Trade deals have proved elusive as other countries wait to see our fate – and then strike a bargain with an increasingly desperate government. Very … Continue reading

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The Bercow Blinder

So the dust is settling (though not the tempers) on John Bercow’s decision to allow an amendment by Tory MP Dominic Grieve. The amendment means that the government now needs to present within three working days a Plan B – … Continue reading

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The Brexit Political Declaration

The Brexit Political Declaration has turned up just in time for Christmas – it has all the rigour of a Christmas present list written to Santa. The reality is that all the key points have been booted into the long … Continue reading

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The Brexit Endgame

So here we are, after two wasted years of bluff & bull, the time has run out for the government. A deal must be done – and it looks like it has been done, or it could be. Regardless of … Continue reading

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Time To Google Equality

So it turns out that Google is no different to other large companies where mainly privileged men hold the majority of senior posts – and look out and look after each other. The revelations seeping out of Google are a … Continue reading

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The Gay Cake Case

The Gay Cake Case, also technically (and correctly) known as Lee (Respondent) v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and others (Appellants) (Northern Ireland). A final (and unanimous) decision was reached by The Supreme Court in London on 10th October 2018. The … Continue reading

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How To Survive Meeting Hell

Meetings…we have to ask why? It seems to be that when nobody wants to make a decision, or they do, but they want cover in case it goes wrong…they have a meeting. The more significant the decision the large and … Continue reading

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No-Fault Divorce Reform

Finally, the current government has announced a consultation process to look at updating our divorce laws and introducing “no-fault divorces.” Just in time for Brexit. Brexit jokes aside – the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 is almost 50 years old and … Continue reading

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