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The DLA brings together a broad range of discrimination law practitioners, policy experts, academics and concerned individuals, all united around a commitment to improving equality law, practice, education and advice for those who face discrimination.

Our activities include submitting responses to government consultations, sharing experiences and expertise through practitioner group meetings, disseminating information and knowledge via our Briefings journal, email updates, conferences and seminars.


DLA Annual Conference - 20th October 2014 - booking now open


"Discrimination and Economic Inequality : two faces of disadvantage"

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An unmissable event for discrimination lawyers, advisors, practitioners and trade unionists. 

Monday 20th October at Baker McKenzie, 100 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6JA

This year's DLA conference "Discrimination and Economic Inequality: two faces of disadvantage" confronts the duality of hardship which increasingly is the reality for far too many people.  The critical question: Can you tackle one without the other? will be considered by speakers and in discussions throughout the day.  For equality lawyers, advisers and activists, trade unionists and equality officers, this conference offers a unique opportunity to bring together ideas and experience relating to this issue.

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With thanks to Baker McKenzie 


The very sad death of an outstanding equality campaigner  

Caroline Gooding,  DLA Vice Chair, died on 19 July. Her obituary, published in the Guardian, summarises very briefly her important work over many years to secure equality rights for disabled people. Caroline was a major contributor to the work of DLA and for all of us she will be very much missed. DLA is planning to find suitable ways later this year to honour Caroline's achievements.

Guardian obituary

Practitioners Group Meetings 


The unfairness of a level playing field: indirect discrimination 

The speaker at the Practitioners Group Meeting on Wednesday 18 June was Binder Bansel, Head of Employment at Pattinson & Brewer (profile). He presented a very thorough review of the law of indirect discrimination. more


EHRC consultation on Age Discrimination


The DLA has submitted a response to the EHRC's consultation on its draft Age Supplement to the Code of Practice on Services, Public Functions and Associations.

You can read the DLA's response here (please note that nil responses have not been included)

You can read the EHRC's draft Code here 


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