Forthcoming Events

Equality Rights - Where Next?

26 October 2015


Dr Omar Khan, Director at the Runnymede Trust, will speak at the DLA conference 'Equality Rights - Where Next?' celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Race Relations Act, the 40th anniversary of the Sex Discrimination Act and the 20th anniversary of the first Disability Discrimination Law Association. The DLA are using this year's conference to remember past struggles and celebrate the rights won but also to consider the task ahead to retain, develop and expand those rights.

 

Monday 26th October 2015

London offices of Baker & McKenzie LLP, 100 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6JA

To book your ticket or for more information please email Baker & McKenzie

 

The keynote speaker, Judge Brian Doyle, President of the Employment Tribunals of England and Wales, will address issues of employment discrimination and what the future may hold for users and equality practitioners of the Tribunals.

The outstanding line-up of speakers continues with experts sharing their personal thoughts and experiences of the developments in equality law over 50 years.  Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC will consider the first 50 years of the Race Relations Act, Jenny Earle will consider how 40 years of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 has developed gender rights and Professor Anna Lawson will consider the impact of the first 20 years of the   Disability Discrimination Act on rights for disabled people.  Karon   Monaghan QC will look across the span of equality law, drawing on her own   extensive practice and research.

 

As in previous years, during the afternoon participants will be able to choose topics they wish to explore in greater depth during breakout sessions covering  a range of current equality law issues.  The breakout sessions, led by experienced practitioners with specialist expertise, will provide practical advice in relation to particular areas of law or procedures.

 

The afternoon panel, which will be chaired by Robin Allen QC, includes experts in areas of policy, rights, law and politics and will consider “Where   do we go from here?” from the different perspectives of members, clients and constituents.

 

A drinks reception at the end of the afternoon will be a chance for participants and speakers to network.

 

This truly thought-provoking conference comes at a crucial moment in the history of UK equality and human rights law and offers a unique opportunity to hear from, be inspired by and respond to leading experts, to be brought up-to-date on legal and policy developments, and to share ideas, knowledge and experience with other lawyers, advisers, trade unionists and activists.