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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.

  1. June 2022 NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - The DLA AGM will take place on Wednesday 27th July 2022 beginning at 6:00pm. The meeting will take place online only (via zoom)
  2. September 2021 Menopause discrimination - 7 September 2021 - discussion to guide the DLA’s response to the WEC call for evidence
  3. December 2020 PGM: Complex Gender Identities and the Equality Act - Robin Moira White (Old Square Chambers) - 15 December 2020
  4. July 2020 Online seminar: "Discriminatory policing, justice and the right to protest during Covid" delivered via zoom - 16 July 2020
  5. May 2020 PGM: online Roundtable on "Covid-19 and discrimination law: some tricky issues" via Zoom on 27 May 2020
  6. July 2019 PGM: "Using the Equality Act 2010 in Housing Law" speaker: Toby Vanhegan of 4-5 Grays Inn Square Chambers - 27 June 2019
  7. May 2019 PGM: "Mental Health and Race" speaker: Stephen Heath of Mind - Tuesday 21st May 2019
  8. May 2019 Essop v UKBA Part II - 7 years on - Justification in Indirect Discrimination claims - Nicola Braganza (Garden Ct) Wed 1 May 2019
  9. April 2019 Discrimination update Manchester - speakers: Heather Williams (EHRC) and Michelle Gyimah (Director: Equality Pays) 18 March 2019
  10. April 2019 PGM: Religion and belief discrimination - speaker: Declan O'Dempsey of Cloisters Chambers - Tuesday, 5th March 2019
  11. January 2019 Sexual harassment and abuse proceedings in the civil courts - Suzanne McKie, Farore Law - Wednesday 16 January 2019
  12. October 2018 Recent developments in maternity and parental rights at work - Katie Wood of Maternity Action - 17 October 2018
  13. September 2018 Gender Pay Gap: Tactics and Strategies for Litigation - Eleena Misra - 10 September 2018
  14. July 2018 Algorithms, Apps and Artificial Intelligence - Robin Allen QC & Dee Masters - 7th July 2018
  15. June 2018 PGM Manchester Region: Open Discussion "discrimination updates" Joe Markus & Jessica Wilson-Theaker - Thursday 9 August 2018
  16. June 2018 DLA PGM: "Home Office v Windrush Generation: the origins & future of the hostile environment and Windrush Scandal" - 6 June 2018
  17. April 2018 Recent Developments in Discrimination Practice & Procedure in the ETs - Naomi Cunningham (Outer Temple Chambers) - 24 April 2018
  18. April 2018 PGM in Manchester - 18 April - with speakers: Stephen Lodge, Principal (Legal) & EHRC & James Betts of Simpson Millar Solicitors
  19. March 2018 Access to the legal profession - panel discussion chaired by Catrin Lewis with Robin Allen QC and Oliver Persey - 15 March 2018
  20. February 2018 Workshop: ‘Handling disability discrimination complaints - how best to succeed’ Helen Barney - DLA West Midlands - Monday 3 July
  21. February 2018 Discussion: Most high-profile discrimination issues of 2017 - Sonia Birdee & Ben McCormack (GCNC) - Thursday, 7th December 2017
  22. February 2018 PGM: panel discussion "JUDGING WOMEN - SENTENCING & GENDER EQUALITY" with Jenny Earle, Paramjit Ahluwalia & Kate Lill 7 February
  23. January 2018 PGM: "Employment tribunal database, anonymity orders & access to justice" - Gus Baker of Outer Temple Chambers - 24 January 2018
  24. January 2018 West Midlands group "ROMA, GYPSY & TRAVELLER DISCRIMINATION" speaker: Tim Jones, No5 chambers - Birmingham - 10th January 2018
  25. December 2017 DLA West Midlands PGM: Indirect Discrimination update - Wednesday 5 December 2018