Public Law Project’s discrimination law conference is back!


JOINING INSTRUCTIONS: These will be sent out Monday 7th November in the afternoon.

8 to 10 November online and
15 November in-person at DLA Piper & hybrid 

Who this event is for: 

  • Lawyers and advisers assisting clients or groups that have experienced discrimination by Government or public bodies.
  • Policy people and campaigners needing to identify or address public law discrimination

As delegates you will:

  • Learn to Identify public law discrimination
  • Understand discrimination claims in the county courts
  • Be briefed on discrimination issues across immigration, education and the digital welfare state
  • Increase your knowledge on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can discriminate and how it is being used by Government

Event delivery: 

Panels from 8-10 November will be presented online, via Zoom.

Panels on 15 November will be  in person and as a hybrid event. We’d love to see you in-person if possible!

Accessibility: Please do state when booking any accessibility requirements.  We are seeking to provide STTR for all online only elements of the event, and will seek to provide BSL for the in person elements, if required to by delegates. DLA Piper’s offices are fully wheelchair accessible and hearing loops can be provided on request.

Discounted tickets, subsidies and guest tickets:
Discounted tickets are for NGO/Charities and trainees.
If your organisation has limited budget we are happy to consider requests for further discounts or free tickets from smaller organisations.  Please contact
if you require this.

Presented in partnership and with the support of Matrix Chambers and DLA Piper.



Tuesday 8 November (online)

14.00-14.30 Introduction to discrimination in public law

  • Adam Straw KC, Doughty Street Chambers
  • Ollie Persey, Garden Court Chambers

Wednesday 9 November (online)

9.00-9.40 Interview on judicial approaches to discrimination claims

  • Hon. Justice Mostyn
  • Prof Colm O’Cinneide, UCL

Thursday 10 November (online)

9.30-10.30 Discrimination litigation in the county courts

  • Saira Anwar, Bristol Law Centre
  • Nathan Roberts, Matrix Chambers

14.00-14.30 In what ways can artificial intelligence discriminate?

  • Tatiana Kazim, Public Law Project
  • Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, Radboud University

Tuesday 15 November (in person/hybrid)

11.00-11.30 Opening Address

  • Chair: Ariane Adam, Public Law Project
  • Helen Mountfield KC, Matrix

11.30-12.30 Discrimination challenges to social welfare measures

  • Chair: Samuel Willis, Public Law Project
  • Carla Clarke, Central England Law Centre
  • Zoe Leventhal KC and Darryl Hutcheon, Matrix Chambers

12.30 Lunch

Breakout sessions, please choose one of two

13.30-14.30 Artificial Intelligence and Discrimination

  • Chair: Robin Allen KC, Cloisters Chambers
  • Ariane Adam, Public Law Project
  • Rick Burgess, Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People
  • Nora Mbagathi, Open Society Justice Initiative

13.30-14.30 The Digital Welfare State

  • Chair: Mia Leslie, Public Law Project
  • Jake Hurfurt, Big Brother Watch
  • Jesse Nicholls, Matrix Chambers
  • Caroline Selman, Public Law Project

14.30 Break

Breakout sessions, please choose one of two

15.00-16.00 Discrimination in immigration enforcement

  • Chair: Bijan Hoshi, Public Law Project
  • Zoe Bantleman, Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA)
  • Laura Dubinsky KC, Doughty Street Chambers
  • Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci, BIICL
  • Amanda Weston KC, Garden Court Chambers

15.00-16.00 Discrimination in education

  • Emma Dowden-Teale, DLA Piper
  • Ollie Persey, Garden Court Chambers
  • Dan Rosenberg, Simpson Millar


16.00-17.00 Closing panel: Public Sector Duty regarding Socio-Economic Inequalities

  • Chair: Matthew Court, Public Law Project
  • Jamie Burton KC, Doughty Street Chambers
  • Stephanie Harrison KC, Garden Court Chambers
  • Tarunabh Khaitan, Oxford University

17.00 or 17.30 Drinks reception at DLA Piper

Please note that we always assume up to half hour overrun for conferences (worst case scenario), therefore advertise the reception as starting either 17.00 or at latest 17.30!

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.

8 November 2022 - 15 November 2022
All Day

Book now

160 Aldersgate Street

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Standard Ticket Online 8-10th, In Person 15th

Price: £160.00
VAT: £0.00
Total: £160.00

Discounted Ticket Online 8-10th, In Person 15th

Price: £99.00
VAT: £0.00
Total: £99.00

Student Ticket Online 8-10th, In Person 15th

Price: £20.00
VAT: £0.00
Total: £20.00

Standard Ticket Online 8-10th and 15th

Price: £99.00
VAT: £0.00
Total: £99.00

Discounted Ticket Online 8-10th and 15th

Price: £75.00
VAT: £0.00
Total: £75.00

Student Ticket Online 8-10th and 15th

Price: £20.00
VAT: £0.00
Total: £20.00

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