Public Law Project’s discrimination law conference is back with three days of seminars from 6 to 8 of July. It’s presented in accessible morning and afternoon bite sized chunks, all on Zoom with Speech to Text Reporting (STTR) throughout. The event will also be available to delegates post-conference in PLP’s learning portal. £10 + VAT tickets available to activists and campaigners without a training budget. Presented in partnership and with the kind support of Matrix Chambers. Tuesday 6 July 9.00: Introduction: Jo Hickman, Director, Public Law Project 9.05-9.30: Opening conversation Dr Halima Begum, Director of Runnymede Trust, is in conversation with Ayesha Christie of Matrix Chambers, on the role of the law in framing race. 9.30-11.00: State of play with the Public Sector Equality Duty This session will look at recent trends and cases, and the potential impact of Government reforms to judicial review on remedies for discrimination. Chair: Elizabeth Prochaska, 11KBW and Chair, Public Law Project Nicola Braganza, Garden Court Chambers Meg Goulding, Liberty Svetlana Kotova, Inclusion London John Halford, Bindmans 14.00-15.30: Evidencing and litigating race discrimination This session will look at identifying and litigating race discrimination , and at the role and effect of investigations into race discrimination in the public sector. Chair: Dan Rosenberg, Simpson Millar Raj Desai, Matrix Chambers Michael Etienne, Garden Court Chambers Alba Kapoor, Runnymede Trust Matthew Smith, Equality and Human Rights Commission Ruby Williams Wednesday 7 July 9.00-10.30: Retained EU law and equality rights ‘One day the law of the EU will apply, the next it won’t’, as one senior politician once said of the post-Brexit legal settlement. This session will look at the complex reality of this evolving and vast legal area. Chair: Alison Pickup, Public Law Project Catherine Casserley, Cloisters Chambers Allan Cerim, Brick Court Chambers Professor Tarunabh Khaitan, University of Oxford Faculty of Law Ollie Persey, Garden Court Chambers 14.00-15.30: Challenging discrimination in the benefits system Chair: Olivia Mowll, Public Law Project Matt Ahluwalia, Garden Court Chambers Sarah Clarke, Cambridge House Tessa Gregory, Leigh Day Jessica Jones, Matrix Chambers Martin Williams, Child Poverty Action Group Thursday 8 July 9.00-10.30: Algorithm and data discrimination The UK Government already uses algorithms and big data to make decisions across a vast range of areas. From A-level results to sham marriages, to visa applications and benefits decisions, this session looks at the intersection of technology, public law and discrimination. Chair: Tatianna Kazim, Public Law Project Robin Allen QC, Cloisters Chambers Professor Sofia Ranchordas, University of Groningen Tom Royston, Garden Court North Monika Sobiecki, Bindmans 14.00-15.30: ‘Other status’ cases under Article 14 Chair: Adam Straw QC, Doughty Street Chambers Chris Buttler QC, Matrix Chambers Amanda Weston QC, Garden Court Chambers More speakers TBA 15.30-16.00: Closing conversation Joeli Brearley, Pregnant Then Screwed, in conversation with Ellie Phillips Joeli launched Pregnant Then Screwed on International Women’s Day in 2015, as a space for mothers to share their stories of discrimination. It has evolved into an organisation tackling the root causes of maternity discrimination and promoting the rights of women. Ticket prices: Standard: £99 + VAT Discounted (charities and NGOs): £75 + VAT Student (students, campaigners and activists without a training budget): £10 + VAT For any queries, please email the PLP Events Team. Please note that all bookings are manually processed by our Events Team, and so it might take 1-2 business days for you to receive confirmation of your booking. Events 6 July 2021 - 8 July 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Standard TicketPrice: £99.00VAT: £19.80Total: £118.80Discounted TicketPrice: £75.00VAT: £15.00Total: £90.00Student TicketPrice: £10.00VAT: £2.00Total: £12.00 Book now ShareClick to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Book a place Bookings are closed for this event.