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Our Editorial Board and User Panels

We would like to thank our Editorial Board and User Panels for their generosity, insight, expertise and support. Without them we would not have been able to create this handbook.

They are:

  • Louis Boyd, Southwark Citizens Advice
  • Matt Ahluwalia, Public Law Project
  • Pippa Banham, Suffolk Law Centre
  • Julie Bishop, Law Centres Network
  • Catherine Casserley, Cloisters
  • Carla Clarke, Child Poverty Action Group
  • Daphne Hall, rightsnet
  • Steve Hynes, Legal Action Group
  • Sian Jordan, Citizens Advice Rossendale and Hyndburn
  • Craig Lane, Newport Citizens Advice
  • Sarah Moor, Citizens Advice Craven and Harrogate
  • Sue Royston, Citizens Advice Ripon
  • Owen Stevens, Greenwich Welfare Rights Service
  • Katy Watts, Public Law Project
  • Nick Whittingham, Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre
  • Martin Williams, Child Poverty Action Group

We would like to thank the Equality and Human Rights Commission who funded this project through their grants programme.


The law can be very complicated. This handbook explains things as clearly and as briefly as possible, but it can only give you an overview of the law on discrimination and how to resolve a problem. This means we have had to miss some things out – things that could affect what the law says. Please do not rely on any of the examples or case studies used in this handbook for advice or when taking court action.

We have included other useful sources of information, but we are not responsible for their contents.

This handbook is not legal advice. It is intended to help you to find your way around a difficult and complex system. All information was correct at the time of writing (April 2018). Please seek specialist advice wherever you can.

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