Articles by Zachary Brown

Obesity: Is It a disability or not? New discrimination law?

A case is currently being considered by the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning obesity and a ruling is expected shortly. Whichever way the Court decides, this will be an important decision for UK employers and employees. Below we confirm the current UK law on this tricky issue and the reasons this might […]


Consumer Protection Strengthened Against Misleading or Aggressive Trading Practices

On 06 August 2013 the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) published the Draft Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (the “Draft Regulations”) for scrutiny. According to BIS, unfair consumer practices incur a cost to the economy of around £3.3 billion a year and 60% of the population has fallen victim to […]