DLA Conference 2019: "Disability and Society - the Law and the Lived Experience" - Friday 4th October

Date published: 
21 November 2019

DLA Conference 2019
Disability and Society - the Law and the Lived Experience





The 2019 DLA conference was held on Friday 4th October 2019 at the London offices Allen & Overy (Bishops Square, London E1 6AD).


This year’s conference drew upon the experience of practitioners, academics and grassroots activists in addressing the challenges faced by disabled members of society.


We were particularly pleased to provide a cross disciplinary programme addressing disability discrimination across a broad spectrum of practice areas, in the context of employment, education, goods and services, welfare rights and the criminal justice system. The conference also considered the impact of social, political and economic factors on discrimination, protection in the law and enforcement in the Courts and Tribunals, including but not limited to issues of structural inequality, barriers to access to justice and the representation gap.


Our keynote speakers were Roddy Slorach (author and frontline activist), Neil Crowther (independent equality and human rights consultant), Doug Paulley (disability rights campaigner and activist) and Catherine Casserley (of Cloisters Chambers) alongside a prominent line up of leading barristers, solicitors, academics and grassroots activists.


You can view the flyer for this Conference here.




The Discrimination Law Association is very grateful 

to Allen & Overy for their generous support.