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Discrimination Law Conference 2024 (online)
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Fri, 23 Feb 2024 - 09:00 to 16:30

This high-profile annual conference gives trade unions, law centres, CAB and other voluntary organisations the chance to hear from leading barristers about the latest legislative developments and landmark equality cases.

We are delighted to announce the following programme for the Discrimination Law Conference 2024:


In the chair: Michael Rubenstein, Editor, Industrial Relations Law Reports

09.30 Welcome address

Paul Nowak, General Secretary, TUC

09.45 Sex and race discrimination: recent case law

Karon Monaghan KC, Matrix Chambers

10.20 Questions

10.30 Break

10.40 Pregnancy, maternity and parental rights

Rachel Crasnow KC, Cloisters Chambers

11.15 Questions

11.25 Break

11.35 Disability discrimination: recent developments

Rebecca Tuck KC, Old Square Chambers

12.10 Questions

12.20 Break

12.30 Age discrimination: new cases

Deshpal Panesar KC, Old Square Chambers

13.00 Questions

13.10 Break

14.00 Equal pay: latest developments

Andrew Short KC, Outer Temple Chambers

14.30 Questions

14.40 Break

14.50 Religion or belief discrimination and sexual orientation discrimination: where the law now stands

Claire Darwin KCMatrix Chambers

15.25 Questions

15.35 Break

15.45 Social class discrimination: the next frontier for discrimination law?

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren KC, British Institute of International and Comparative Law

16.20 Questions

16.30 Close of conference


The programme is devised and chaired by Michael Rubenstein.

The cost for trade unions, law centres, CAB and other voluntary organisations is £48 per delegate. Other organisations may be able to book a place for this conference at a higher commercial rate via Michael Rubenstein Conferences Ltd. 

For more information visit: Michael Rubenstein Conferences | Employment Law and Discrimination Law Conferences

This event will be held online, and registered delegates will receive a pack (via email/ link) with material provided by our speakers.

Please note we will not accept any bookings for this event without payment in advance and that we can currently only accept payments for this event online. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Bookings will close on 20 February 2024, but please ensure you book in good time so as not to miss out on this prestigious event. The full event will be subtitled, but please do let us know if you have any other accessibility requirements for this event.

All sessions will be chaired by Michael Rubenstein who will select from submitted questions on the day. The full event will be subtitled with BSL interpretation.


We want everyone attending TUC events to have a safe and enjoyable experience. If you require any adjustments or assistance to participate at this event, please let us know.

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