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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 2018 DLA PGM: "Home Office v Windrush Generation: the origins & future of the hostile environment and Windrush Scandal" - 6 June 2018
  2. April 2018 Recent Developments in Discrimination Practice & Procedure in the ETs - Naomi Cunningham (Outer Temple Chambers) - 24 April 2018
  3. April 2018 PGM in Manchester - 18 April - with speakers: Stephen Lodge, Principal (Legal) & EHRC & James Betts of Simpson Millar Solicitors
  4. March 2018 Access to the legal profession - panel discussion chaired by Catrin Lewis with Robin Allen QC and Oliver Persey - 15 March 2018
  5. February 2018 Workshop: ‘Handling disability discrimination complaints - how best to succeed’ Helen Barney - DLA West Midlands - Monday 3 July
  6. February 2018 Discussion: Most high-profile discrimination issues of 2017 - Sonia Birdee & Ben McCormack (GCNC) - Thursday, 7th December 2017
  7. February 2018 Panel discussion "JUDGING WOMEN - SENTENCING & GENDER EQUALITY" with Jenny Earle, Paramjit Ahluwalia & Kate Lill 7 February
  8. January 2018 PGM: "Employment tribunal database, anonymity orders & access to justice" - Gus Baker of Outer Temple Chambers - 24 January 2018
  9. January 2018 West Midlands group "ROMA, GYPSY & TRAVELLER DISCRIMINATION" speaker: Tim Jones, No5 chambers - Birmingham - 10th January 2018
  10. December 2017 Discrimination, Employment and the High Court - Chris Milsom of Cloisters Chambers - Tuesday 5th December 2017
  11. December 2017 Discrimination issues in housing law: recent cases - Liz Davies of Garden Court Chambers - 29 November 2017
  12. July 2017 Religion in the Workplace - Schona Jolly QC and Dee Masters of Cloisters Chambers - 19 July 2017
  13. June 2017 Indirect discrimination post Essop and Naeem back on track? Discussion of the recent landmark Supreme Court judgments - 20th June 2017
  14. April 2017 PGM: "Modern Slavery: where do we go from here?" Jim Rowbottom (7BR Chambers) and Jamila Duncan-Bosu (ATLEU) - Thursday 20 April
  15. April 2017 The "gig economy" and discrimination: does the law provide sufficient protection? - Tom Linden QC and Annie Powell - 29 March
  16. February 2017 PGM: “You’re (Not) Hired” Discrimination in Recruitment: Hot Topics and Litigation Strategy - Chris Milsom - Wed 25 January 2017
  17. December 2016 Mental Health - disability related discrimination and the employer’s knowledge - Althea Brown - 7 December 2016
  18. October 2016 Transgender Discrimination - Chryssy Hunter (London Metropolitan University) and Alice Ramsay (Leigh Day) - 26th October 2016
  19. September 2016 State Islamophobia and the “Prevent Duty” - Lena Mohammed of IHRC - 7th September 2016
  20. July 2016 Witnesses - who needs them? Maximising the benefits and reducing the risks of witness evidence - Naomi Cunningham - 20th July 2016
  21. June 2016 Key issues to consider when preparing a race discrimination case - Kate Annand - 22nd June 2016
  22. May 2016 Discrimination against Gypsies & Travellers: Time to end ‘the last acceptable form of racism’ - Marc Willers QC - 4th May 2016
  23. March 2016 Dyslexia in the Workplace - Catherine Rayner - 16th March 2016
  24. December 2015 ChEZ v Nikolova - Decision of the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union - Simon Cox - 17th December 2015
  25. November 2015 Understanding the ‘psychology of race’ and how to win cases - 25th November 2015