Equality Act Seminar Series



Join us for 4 seminars covering regulation, care, Judicial Review and commerce in the context of the Equality Act.

 

Week 1 – Equality Act and Regulation
Tuesday 10 April 2018

Following the seminal decision by the Supreme Court in the Michalak case regulators are now exposed to claims for race, sex, disability and other types of discrimination in the employment tribunal.

This seminar will explore the legal and practical ramifications of this decision and will cover:

  • Michalak, what does it say and what does it mean;
  • an introduction to the different types of discrimination claims to which a regulator is now exposed;
  • a practical overview of bringing and defending claims in the employment tribunal.

Speakers – Jeffrey Jupp, Samantha Jones and Rose Harvey

Week 2 – Equality Act and Care
Tuesday 17 April 2018

Registration – from 5.30pm, Seminar – 6pm – 7pm, Networking from 7pm

Communication and understanding the patient or service user can often be critical in the provision of healthcare and welfare.

In this seminar, 7BR are going to give you an overview of the Equality Act and the acts of discrimination that may be claims or mines in your cases. Our clinical negligence and court of protection experts will highlight particular issues in both types of proceedings that engage the Equality Act.

Most importantly, our team will provide valuable guidance on how to run arguments based on, claims for, or defences against, discrimination within the meaning of the Equality Act.

Speakers – Adam Clemens, Andrea Chute and Lee Parkhill

Week 3 – Equality Act and Judicial Review
Tuesday 24 April 2018

Registration – 5.30pm, Seminar – 6pm – 7pm, Networking from 7pm

Equality in the public law sphere has mostly been the domain of arguments premised on Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights, but with the public sector equality duty featuring in judicial reviews, 7BR will be speaking on the value that can be added to judicial review claims utilising the Equality Act and whether there is any scope to go beyond it. Our talk will deal with whether and what claims can be considered in the context of judicial review challenges and how to recognise whether a case would be better served as a private law Equality Act claim.

Speakers – Bilal Rawat, Robert Harland and Saara Idelbi

Week 4 – Equality Act and Commerce
Tuesday 1 May 2018

Registration – 5.30pm, Seminar – 6pm – 7pm, Networking from 7pm

Part 3 of the Equality Act is probably the second most trodden area of the Act since its inception in 2010 and with its broad application, 7BR will talk you through Equality Act claims in the commercial supply of goods and services. In this seminar, we will be providing an update on cases in this area. We will also provide some insights into ensuring that that services are designed to fully accommodate Equality Act provisions.

Speakers – Elaine Banton, James Robottom and Christopher Canning

 

All seminars are taking place in chambers and will be followed by networking and drinks. To book your place at any of these events please email us.


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