PLP present a comprehensive training course on using discrimination arguments in judicial review and County Court proceedings and a forum for discussing the frontiers of discrimination law.  The course is also relevant to advisers, caseworkers, advocates and policy people whose work potentially engages with discrimination by public authorities.


10.00: Welcome

Sara Lomri, Public Law Project

10.10: Opening Address

Dame Laura Cox QC, Cloisters

10.30: Session One – Identifying discrimination issues for strategic litigation 

Chair: Sara Lomri, PLP

Louise Whitfield, Deighton Pierce Glynn

Nusrat Uddin, Wilson Solicitors

Svetlana Kotova, Inclusion London

11.15: Session Two – Developments in the Public Sector Equality Duty 

Nicola Braganza, Garden Court Chambers

11.40: Sesson Three – Using the Equality Act in judicial review

Sarah Hannett, Matrix Chambers

12.15: Session Four – Private law discrimination claims

Nathan Roberts, Matrix Chambers

13.00-14.00: Lunch 

14.00: Session Five – Using international human rights law in judicial review

Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, Doughty Street Chambers

Breakout Session #1: Migrants’ rights, the hostile environment and Brexit 

Chair: Bijan Hoshi, PLP

Jennifer Blair, No 5

Phillippa Kaufmann QC, Matrix Chambers

Satbir Singh, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

Breakout Session #2: Education and SEN Funding

Chair: Katy Watts, PLP

David Wolfe QC, Matrix Chambers

Polly Sweeney, Irwin Mitchell

Breakout Session #3: Masterclass for trainees and NQs

Nicola Braganza, Garden Court Chambers,

16.00: Session 7 – Funding

Joanna Gregson, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Katy Watts, PLP

16.30: Session 8 – Settlement and damages tactics 

Chair: Polly Brendon, PLP

John Halford, Bindmans LLP

17.00: Closing Panel – Frontiers in Discrimination Law 

Chair: Swee Leng Harris, The Legal Education Foundation

Amanda Weston QC, Garden Court Chambers

Corey Stoughton, Liberty

Schona Jolly QC, Cloisters

Ulele Burnham, Doughty Street Chambers

17.45: Close 

The full agenda is also available for download here.

Other tickets and pricing: 

  • Full price, £150 + VAT
  • Lawyers within five years PQE, £99 + VAT
  • NGO / Advisers, £75 + VAT
  • Student, £10 + VAT

This event is fully booked. If you are interested in being added to the waiting list, please email Amelie.

Presented with the support of Linklaters and Matrix Chambers.

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This event is fully booked.

10 June 2019
10:00 am - 5:45 pm

One Silk Street

Standard Ticket

Price: £150.00
VAT: £30.00
Total: £180.00

Lawyers within five years PQE

Price: £99.00
VAT: £19.80
Total: £118.80

NGO/Advisers Ticket

Price: £75.00
VAT: £15.00
Total: £90.00

Student Ticket

Price: £10.00
VAT: £2.00
Total: £12.00
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