Free gay law seminar to be held in Manchester
A special free event designed to inform gay, lesbian and bisexual people of their rights has been organised by award-winning solicitors Russell Jones & Walker.
The Pink Law Seminar is being held later this week in association with PinkNews.co.uk and Village Drinks.
Members of the gay community will be able to get free access to information about the range of laws affecting their lives.
David Franey, partner at Russell Jones and Walker, said:
“The Pink Law Seminar we organised last year in Soho was a great success with a lot of positive feedback from the gay community.
“We have seen a number of developments in sexual orientation discrimination cases as well as in civil partnerships over the last year, and we hope that our seminar will play a part in assisting the gay community’s progress in understanding and enforcing gay rights.”
The event will be held on Thursday 18 September 2008 from 6.30pm at Malmaison Hotel, 1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 1LZ.
It will include presentations from Mr Franey, a specialist discrimination lawyer, and Wendy Hewitt from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Gays and lesbians can get free advice on pertinent legal issues which affect the gay community and discuss the many questions that gay people have about their rights, such as:
* Are pre-nuptial agreements legally binding?
* Can I adopt my partner’s kids?
* How does the goods and services laws work?
* How can I take action against homophobic businesses?
* What kind of discrimination at work will result in compensation?
* How do I complain about being victimised at work without being outed?
Solicitors and partners from Russell Jones Walker will be on hand before and after the short seminar to discuss any questions you have over an informal drink.
The seminar is free but registration is required.