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Who is the DLA?

The DLA brings together a broad range of discrimination law practitioners, policy experts, academics and concerned individuals, all united around a commitment to improving equality law, practice, education and advice for those who face discrimination.

Our activities include submitting responses to government consultations, sharing experiences and expertise through practitioner group meetings, disseminating information and knowledge via our Briefings journal, email updates, conferences and seminars.

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DLA response to the EAT consultation - July 2023 - the DLA has submitted a comprehensive response to the consultation relating to proposed amendments to the Employment Appeal Tribunal Rules 1993 and to a new Practice Direction for the EAT

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Conference 2023

DLA Conference 2023: Equality & Access to Justice 3 November 2023 with plenary speakers Declan O'Dempsey, Sean Jones KC, Dee Masters & breakout sessions with Sophie Naftalin, John Horan, Catherine Casserley, Prof Richard Owen, Elaine Banton, Mike Williams

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Practitioners Group Meetings

Five PGMs coming up: "Shifting the burden of proof" on 23 November; "Disclosure & Demeanour" on 13 December; "Reasonable Adjustments in Court/ET" on 18 December; "Unfair Dismissal Rights" on 24 January; "Case Preparation/ Case Management" on 19 February

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Members only

Annual General Meeting

The DLA AGM took place on Wednesday 25th October 2023 at Cloisters Chambers (and online) followed by guest speaker: Daphne Romney KC talking about "victimisation and whistleblowing"

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Vol 80 (1062-1074) November 2023 read the latest edition of Briefings - in this issue: challenging the impact of digital exclusion/unlawful discrimination on height & weight in US & Equality Act 2010/enabling effective participation of litigants-in-person

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eNews 229 October 2023

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