PGMs "Modern Slavery: where do we go from here?" 20/04 - "Indirect Discrimination" June 2017 - "Religion in the Workplace" 19/07

Date and time: 
20 April 2017 6:00pm

We have an exciting programme of next Practitioners Group Meetings this spring/summer. The next one will take place on Thursday, 20th April.  No need to book - just come along.  We hope to see you there.

Please note that this event will be held at 7BR Chambers (map)




  • topic: Modern Slavery: where do we go from here?
  • speakers: James Robottom of 7BR Chambers (profile) and Jamila Duncan-Bosu of the Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (profile)
  • date: Thursday, 20th April 2017
  • venue: 7BR Chambers, 7 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4BS (map) 


In its judgement in Taiwo v Olaigbe and Onu v Akwiwu [2016] UKSC 31, the Supreme Court held that mistreatment on the grounds of immigration status does not constitute race discrimination. What options are left open by the judgment in claiming compensation for victims of human trafficking and modern slavery?





  • topic: Indirect Discrimination
  • speakers: tba
  • date: June 2017 (exact date tba) 





  • topic: Religion in the Workplace
  • speakers: Shona Jolly QC and Dee Masters of Cloisters Chambers
  • date: 19th July 2017 
  • venue: Cloisters Chambers, Elm Court, Temple (map) 




time: all talks will start at 6:00pm (lasting approximately one hour incl. Q&A) to be followed by drinks & nibbles

CPD: all talks are accredited for 1.0 CPD hour

A portable hearing loop is available.  Please let us know if you are considering attending and wish to make use of these facilities - or if you require some other adjustment.

These meetings are free for members.  Non-members are welcome, though they are asked to pay £20 (or to join!). 




There will be remote access to the PGM via Skype.  Skype users will be able to attend the session by conference call by calling “discriminationlawassociation”.

If you don't have a personal Skype account, this can easily be set up for free so members can access the PGM for free via a computer.

The line will be open from just before 6:00pm.  During the Q&A we will relay questions from the conference call to the meeting.

Skype can handle up to 24 people on a conference call.  We will open the conference to the first 23 people who call.