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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. December 2017 Discrimination, Employment and the High Court - Chris Milsom of Cloisters Chambers - Tuesday 5th December 2017
  2. December 2017 Discrimination issues in housing law: recent cases - Liz Davies of Garden Court Chambers - 29 November 2017
  3. July 2017 Religion in the Workplace - Schona Jolly QC and Dee Masters of Cloisters Chambers - 19 July 2017
  4. June 2017 Indirect discrimination post Essop and Naeem back on track? Discussion of the recent landmark Supreme Court judgments - 20 June
  5. April 2017 PGM: "Modern Slavery: where do we go from here?" Jim Rowbottom (7BR Chambers) and Jamila Duncan-Bosu (ATLEU) - Thursday 20 April
  6. April 2017 The "gig economy" and discrimination: does the law provide sufficient protection? - Tom Linden QC and Annie Powell - 29 March
  7. February 2017 PGM: “You’re (Not) Hired” Discrimination in Recruitment: Hot Topics and Litigation Strategy - Chris Milsom - Wed 25 January 2017
  8. December 2016 Mental Health - disability related discrimination and the employer’s knowledge - Althea Brown - 7 December 2016
  9. October 2016 PGM: Transgender Discrimination - Chryssy Hunter (London Metropolitan University) and Alice Ramsay (Leigh Day) - Wed 26 October
  10. September 2016 State Islamophobia and the “Prevent Duty” - Lena Mohammed of IHRC - 7th September 2016
  11. July 2016 PGM: Witnesses - who needs them? Maximising the benefits and reducing the risks of witness evidence Naomi Cunningham 20 Jul 2016
  12. June 2016 PGM: Key issues to consider when preparing a race discrimination case - Kate Annand (Doughty Street Chambers) - Wed 22 June 2016
  13. May 2016 PGM: Discrimination against Gypsies &Travellers: Time to end ‘the last acceptable form of racism’ - Marc Willers QC - 4 May 2016
  14. March 2016 PGM: Dyslexia in the Workplace - Catherine Rayner - 16 March 2016
  15. December 2015 PGM: ChEZ v Nikolova - Decision of the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union - Simon Cox - 17 December
  16. November 2015 PGM: understanding the ‘psychology of race’ and how to win cases - 25 November 2015
  17. July 2015 PGM: Supreme Court decision in Ackerman-Livingstone: The implication for Housing and Discrimination practitioners - 8 July 2015
  18. June 2015 Discrimination in the provision of goods and services - the developing landscape - Claire Dawson - 22 June 2015
  19. May 2015 Disclosure in discrimination cases, how to get the documents the other side don’t want you to see: Paul Epstein QC - 26 May 2015
  20. April 2015 The 'same employment’ test: 15 kittens and one ball of wool - Naomi Cunningham - 14 April 2015
  21. November 2014 Human Rights, Discrimination and Employment Law - Ben Collins and Nicola Newbegin of Old Square Chambers - 18 November
  22. October 2014 Stress, mental health and best practice in the workplace - Catherine Rayner - 30 Sept 2014
  23. June 2014 The unfairness of a level playing field: indirect discrimination - Binder Bansel - 18 June 2014
  24. June 2014 Migrant workers and discrimination - 21 May
  25. April 2014 Tips and pitfalls from EJ's perspective - 23/4/14