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Discrimination Law Conference 2021

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We are pleased to announce that our annual Discrimination Law Conference will go ahead on Friday 29th January 2021.

About this Event

This high-profile annual conference gives trade unions, law centres, CAB and other voluntary organisations the chance to hear from leading barristers about the latest legislative developments and landmark equality cases.

We are delighted to announce the following speakers for the Discrimination Law Conference 2021:

  • Elaine Banton, 7BR Chambers
  • Rachel Crasnow QC, Cloisters Chambers
  • Deshpal Panesar QC, Old Square Chambers
  • James Laddie QC, Matrix Chambers
  • Robin Allen QC, Cloisters Chambers
  • Karon Monaghan QC, Matrix Chambers
  • Betsan Criddle QC, Old Square Chambers.

Michael Rubenstein will be chairing the event and we will have a welcome address from Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary of the TUC to begin proceedings.

The cost for trade unions, law centres, CAB and other voluntary organisations is £50 per delegate. Other organisations may be able to book a place for this conference at a higher commercial rate via Michael Rubenstein Ltd. For more information visit www.rubensteinconferences.com.

While this event will be held online, as per previous years registered delegates will receive a pack (via email/ secure link) with material provided by our speakers.

Please note we will NOT accept any bookings for this event without payment in advance. Due to current restrictions our teams are working from home, this means we can only accept payments for this event online. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Bookings will close on 27th January 2021 so please ensure you book in good time so as not to miss out on this prestigious event. The full event will be subtitled, but please do let us know if you have any other accessibility requirements for this event.

Programme

As the event is online this year, we will have a slightly different format to previous years. All speakers will have a 40 - minute slot followed by a 20-minute coffee break. During the break, speakers will remain for 10 minutes to answer questions. Michael Rubenstein will chair all the sessions and will select from submitted questions on the day. The full event will be subtitled.

Chair: Michael Rubenstein

09.00: Welcome address

Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary, Trades Union Congress

09.15: Covid 19: the discrimination law implications

Elaine Banton, 7BR Chambers

09.55: Questions/Break

10.15 : Pregnancy, maternity and parental rights

Rachel Crasnow QC, Cloisters Chambers

10.55: Questions/Break

11.15: Age discrimination: new cases

Deshpal Panesar QC, Old Square Chambers

11.55: Questions/Break

12.15: Disability discrimination: recent developments

James Laddie QC, Matrix Chambers

12.55: Questions/Lunch Break

13.55: Religion or belief discrimination and sexual orientation discrimination

Robin Allen QC, Cloisters Chambers

14.35: Questions/Break

14.55: Race and sex discrimination: recent case law

Karon Monaghan QC, Matrix Chambers

15.35: Questions/Break

15.55: Equal pay and pay gap reporting

Betsan Criddle, Old Square Chambers

16:35: Questions

16.45: Close of conference

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