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.
Redundancy ... is it a smoke screen concealing the real reason for selection?
This powerpoint presentation was provided by Elizabeth Graves, Kathleen Healy and Susan Doris from Freshfields
The House of Lords in Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm has just overturned one of the key tests in disability discrimination cases - to the detriment of many claimants.
Cathy Casserley of Cloisters Chambers, one of the team on Malcolm and former policy expert at the Disability Rights Commission, will speak and lead a discussion on the implications of Malcolm and how to proceed in practice.
In the context of policy questions raised during the DLR consultation A Framework for Fairness and the DLA's input into the consultation, the DLA sought to develop a clear position on the question of protection for carers.
Camilla Palmer and Joanna Wade - both of Palmer Wade and specialising in employment discrimination law, maternity & parental rights and flexible working - speak on the current position of the law and the advantages and disadvantages in terms of different forms of statutory protection for carers. Briefing 458, Vol.32 contains a summary of the discussion.