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.

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

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