LGBTQ+ Law & Legal Advice
Meaby&Co have an abundance of experience in advising both individuals and businesses on a range of legal issues within the LGBTQ+ community. Here is a snapshot of the services we provide:-
For individuals we advise sensitively on unlawful discrimination including bullying and harassment in the workplace based on sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender reassignment, and marital status in addition to the other protected characteristics in law such as disability and age.
Even though the legal rights of LGBTQ+ people have been greatly improved in recent years it is still an unfortunate fact that discriminatory practices in the workplace still continue.
Our mission is to seek to protect individuals who are having a difficult time at work and in the most serious situations to seek justice and compensation.
For businesses we recognise that there are many good employers out there who embrace diversity and inclusivity and who want to ensure that they adopt best practices and have the best policies in place to ensure equality of treatment for all of their employees including their LGBTQ+ employees.
We can provide a range of employment law services that include updating policies and procedures fit for the 21st century, as well as advising on specific workplace issues involving LGBTQ+ issues and rights, with the aim of minimising overall legal risk.
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Civil partnerships have been possible in England and Wales since December 2005 and same sex marriages since March 2014. Our family law team can help you with the preparation of Pre- Civil Partnership or Pre-Nuptial Agreements at the beginning of your legal relationship.
Although the principles and procedure for dissolution and divorce are very similar to those for divorce of opposite sex couples, there are some important differences. Our family law team is alert to those differences. Our family team is also aware of the different relationship models which may exist among the LGBTQ+ community and will deal with your case with sensitivity.
There are often special legal considerations with regard to the children of LGBTQ+ relationships as there may be parties outside the relationship involved. Alternatively, a non-biological parent may wish to establish a formal legal relationship with their child. Our team is able to provide specialist advice in this area.
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Buying and/or Selling Property
Meaby & Co have a wealth of experience in acting for clients in the sale and/or purchase of a home. We understand the importance of protecting property rights when couples enter into arrangements to buy property jointly and can advise on the best way of protecting your interests.
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Landlord and Tenant
We have a wealth of experience in advising clients on the rights both as landlords and as tenants, and are often involved in dealing with disputes which may involve bringing the tenancy to an end.
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We have a great team of litigation solicitors who are able to pursue or defend all manner of disputes that could potentially end up in Court. Our view is that litigation should always be a last resort and we are able to provide excellent mediation services to prevent an escalation of a dispute if this is in the interest of our clients.
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Meaby & Co have an excellent private client team that can draft wills, deal with estates and probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney, trusts and assist with inheritance tax planning and the general preservation of assets.
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Services for Businesses
Whether you are a start up or an established business we can provide a range of services for example drafting shareholder agreements, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts with clients and suppliers, and dealing with legal issues as your business grows and evolves.
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