This Qualifying Session is a lecture on the overview of unlawful discrimination.
Speaker: Jane McNeill QC
Themes: Legal Knowledge, Justice and the Rule of Law
6.00 pm until 7.30pm
Materials and Preparation: No preparation required
Learning Outcomes: At the end of this Qualifying Session students will be able to:
· Recognise what characteristics are protected by law and the circumstances and contexts in which individuals are protected from unlawful discrimination.
· Understand the features of different types of unlawful discrimination, including direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment, where positive discrimination is lawful and where discrimination may be justified.
· Identify some examples of likely areas for the future development of discrimination law.
Professional Statement Reference: (Access the full Professional Statement for Barristers here)
1.1 : Uphold the reputation of the Bar and observe their duty to the court in the administration of justice.
2.1 : Act with the utmost integrity and independence at all times, in the interests of justice, representing clients with courage, perseverance and fearlessness.
2.3 : Be aware and active in the pursuit of equality and respect for diversity, not tolerating unlawful discrimination, in themselves or others.
Bookings: Please book via the Online Booking System.
Cancellation Policy: Students should consider all bookings a professional commitment and should only book onto an event if they fully plan on attending. Once booked on, students will be unable to cancel and receive a refund other than in exceptional circumstances.