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.
Through hypothetical case studies on sex discrimination and a discussion of related case law, this PGM discusses issues arising in indirect discrimination. Further discussion focuses on the new definitions of indirect race discrimination, introduced under the Race Relations Act 1976 (Amendment) Regulations 2003, which give effect to the EC Race Directive. Karon Monaghan presents a paper on the new provisions relating to indirect discrimination and race. Notes regarding the case studies and discussion are also available.
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