Annual General Meeting on Monday, 6 February 2017 - report - new Executive Committee/talk by guest speaker, David Isaac of EHRC

Date published: 
25 May 2016

AGM report - 6th February 2017

 

The DLA AGM was held on Wednesday 6th February at 7BR chambers with a very good turnout of both members and non-members.

 

The new Executive Committee was formally voted in with Catherine Rayner continuing as Chair and Michael Reed as Treasurer.  We welcome two new faces to the Committee: Colin Davidson of Slater & Gordon and Eirwen Pierrot of Field Court Chambers.  The full list of committee members can be found here.

 

Our guest speaker was David Isaac CBE, chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.  He spoke very eloquently on “the role of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in a changing environment”.

 

He undertook to press for the Commission to be more assertive and take a more “muscular approach” and invited the DLA and other like-minded bodies to bring test cases to their attention.  He welcomed a closer partnership with bodies such as the DLA.