Notice of AGM/social event - guest speaker: Frances O'Grady, TUC General Secretary - Wednesday 3rd February 2016


The DLA AGM and annual social event will take place on
Wednesday, 3rd February 2016 beginning at 6:00pm.
The venue for the AGM is:

7br chambers

address: 7 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4BS

see here for map

We are very delighted to announce that Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress, has agreed to be our guest speaker.

Frances O’Grady became TUC General Secretary in January 2013, the first woman ever to hold this post. The General Secretary is responsible for the effective operation of the TUC and for leading implementation of policies set by the annual Congress and the organisation's General Council.  You can read her full biography here.  There will be a good opportunity for questions and discussion following her talk.

It will help us very much in planning numbers of ballot papers and glasses of wine if you will let us know by if you are able (or unable) to attend.  Please RSVP to

Non-members are welcome to attend this event but only DLA members will be eligible to vote (NB one vote only per membership).  Please feel free to forward the attached flyer to interested colleagues and friends.

Wine, soft drinks and nibbles will be provided.

The conference room at 7br has wheelchair access, cloakroom facilities and an induction loop for those with disabilities.  If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made for this meeting, for example information in large print or electronic copies, please contact Chris Atkinson at the DLA office.


Nominations to the Executive Committee:

At the AGM, the Executive Committee, who will serve for the next 12 months, will be elected.  The Executive Committee consists of the Chair, Treasurer and up to 12 elected members (described as Director/Trustee).

The DLA anticipates an interesting, challenging and extremely busy year ahead in defending gains made and pushing forward the equality agenda in the face of ever more drastic government cuts.

In the light of this, the DLA would encourage anyone who is a member and who has the time to commit to the organisation to stand for the EC.  We would hope that the EC will include people with knowledge or experience in all of the different grounds that are covered by anti-discrimination legislation.  Members working in discrimination law in universities and colleges, trade unions, advice centres and RECs as well as law students and practitioners all are encouraged to stand.  Please note however that trustees are expected to play an active part in the life of the DLA by attending committee meetings regularly and contributing to the DLA's publications and events.

Anyone who wishes to put themselves forward for a place on the EC can nominate themselves or be nominated by others to stand as a member.  If you are nominating someone, please ensure that the person being nominated consents.

The deadline for receiving nominations is Monday 25th January 2016.  This deadline cannot be extended as a reasonable amount of time is required for administrative arrangements before the AGM.

Nominations by email to will be accepted provided a signed hardcopy is subsequently received by post by Friday, 29th January 2016 at the DLA office (please note address: PO Box 63576, London N6 9BB). The nomination form can be safely downloaded here.

The nomination form is in MS Word format - entries can be typed into the form fields by computer or written longhand on a printout of the form - please contact the DLA office if you are unable to open this file.


Motions to be considered at the AGM

Members can also propose motions at the AGM provided they serve adequate notice on the secretary, and at all events not later than 5:30pm on Monday, 25th January 2016.  Please send any motions to the DLA Administrator -

Date and time: 
3 February 2016 6:00pm