Alex Benn

Alex Benn is a lecturer at University College, Oxford, and the author of ‘The Big Gap in Discrimination Law: Class and the Equality Act 2010’. Alex is currently undertaking pupillage with Red Lion Chambers.

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Classism, Hate Crime and the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper 250: Lessons from Discrimination Law

Classism, Hate Crime and the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper 250: Lessons from Discrimination Law

In the context of hate crime, class has two main analytical roles. First, it can be a ground of hate crime in itself, though the current law fails to recognise that. Second, it can be a factor that increases the likelihood of ...
The UK Supreme Court and the Gay Marriage Cake: Is ‘Indissociability’ Half-baked?

The UK Supreme Court and the Gay Marriage Cake: Is ‘Indissociability’ Half-baked?

Giving the judgment of the court in Lee v Ashers Baking Co (2018), Lady Hale discusses ‘indissociability’ when determining whether direct discrimination has occurred. Indissociability refers to circumstances in which the criterion ...