Practitioner group meetings

PGMs provide a unique opportunity for members to discuss discrimination law matters in an informal setting with diverse experts and practitioners. They are of particular interest to those advising and representing complainants. It is possible to join on the day to attend a PGM.

PGMs attract CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points through the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Meetings are usually in London, although the DLA hopes to make certain future meetings available by podcast through the website.

The views expressed during these meetings do not necessarily reflect the views of the DLA, and the DLA cannot be held responsible for any opinions or advice shared during PGMs, which constitute informal discussions between members.

Migrant workers and discrimination - 21 May

Jamila Duncan-Bosu, solicitor and founding member of the Anti-Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (http://atleu.org.uk/who-we-are/) gave a very lively talk at a PGM on 21 May focussing on using race discrimination legislation to seek redress for cases of domestic servitude by claiming that clients had been less favourably treated due to their national origins.

Tips and pitfalls from EJ's perspective - 23/4/14

Simon Cheetham of Old Square Chambers (profile) gave a very spirited and entertaining talk at a PGM on 23 April with an insightful look at the employment tribunal process from a judge’s perspective.

Pregnancy and maternity discrimination - 26/3/2014

Susan Belgrave of 9 Gough Square (profile) gave a very interesting talk at a PGM on 26th March with an update on recent case law and new rules and regulations in relation to pregnancy and maternity discrimination.