The British Equality Act 2010 and the foundations of legal knowledge

James Hand, Bernard Davis, Charles Barker

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The Equality Act 2010, in its content and passage through Parliament, provides a rare example of an Act that engages, to some extent, with all seven foundations of legal knowledge (the English compulsory subjects upon which other legal subjects build). This article examines the Equality Act 2010 through the prism of the foundations and, in light of ongoing reform, contends that while anti-discrimination law is an important subject it should not join the list of foundations but rather that awareness and appreciation of those foundations can provide a richer understanding of such laws as the Equality Act 2010.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-28
JournalCommonwealth Law Bulletin
Issue number1
Early online date9 Feb 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Equality
  • Discrimination
  • Legal Education and Training Review


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