14/11 Acc. to Justice (with YLAL); 15/11 Discrimination Update (Mch); 5/11 Indirect Discrimination (Brm); 16/1 Sexual Harassment

Date and time: 
15 November 2018 6:00pm

Upcoming events with the Discrimination Law Association


LONDON - joint event with Young Legal Aid Lawyers


  • date: Wednesday 14 November 2018
  • venue: 39 Essex Chambers, 81 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1DD
  • start: 6:30pm-8:00PM (followed by drinks and nibbles)
  • topic: Access to Justice for Victims of Discrimination
  • speakers: Sarah Hannett, Matrix Chambers and Louise Whitfield, Deighton Pierce Glynn 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is conducting an inquiry into whether legal aid for discrimination cases provides effective access to justice for victims of discrimination. Two expert speakers will discuss the inquiry as well as barriers to, and opportunities for, using the Equality Act 2010 in judicial review and County Court claims.


MANCHESTER - we regret that this event has been cancelled


  • date: Thursday, 15 November 2018
  • venue: Garden Court North Chamber Manchester
    3rd Floor, Blackfriars House, Parsonage, Manchester M3 2JA
  • registration: 5:30pm
  • start: 6:00pm (followed by drinks and nibbles)
  • introduction: Nazia Khan of Slater and Gordon Lawyers Manchester
  • speakers: Ewan Devine-Kennedy and Tom Royston, Barrister at GCN Chambers 

Ewan Devine-Kennedy - Principal (Research) at the Equality and Human Right’s Commission - will be talking about the Commission’s recently published three-yearly review of the state of equality and human rights in Great Britain; Is Britain Fairer? 2018

Tom Royston will talk on ‘Widows and wedding cakes’: two 2018 Supreme Court cases on discrimination law, international law rights and changing social mores.





Charles specialises in all aspects of employment law, acting for both Respondents and Claimants at hearings and in an advisory capacity. He has particular experience in the areas of: unfair dismissal, including redundancy; discrimination; TUPE; and contractual claims. 

Indirect discrimination is often a misunderstood area and perhaps an under-utilised area of complaint.

The seminar will provide a helpful update on the law in this field and will provide a unique opportunity to work through the most effective ways in which to litigate indirect discrimination complaints. Expert tips and ideas will be shared throughout the seminar.