Putting the Equality Duty into Practice: SPLG event of interest to UKCLG members

Friday 4th February 2011 at 5.00pm

University of Strathclyde, Graham Hills Building, Room 514, 5th Floor, 40 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1BA

The Equality Act 2010 creates a new public sector equality duty, replacing the separate duties on public bodies relating to race, disability and sex equality, and also covering age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, and gender reassignment more fully. The Scottish Government is currently consulting on the specific duties which might be placed on relevant Scottish public authorities to assist in making the new general duty effective. The SPLG is delighted to be holding its winter event, in partnership with the Equality and Human Rights Commission, on this key developing area of law which is bound to have profound legal implications on the formulation and implementation of policy by Scottish public authorities for years to come.

We are very fortunate in having secured a very distinguished chair and panel of speakers for our event. Catherine Dyer, Crown Agent and Chief Executive of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service will chair the event while our speakers include Lynn Welsh from the EHRC, Yvonne Strachan, Head of the Scottish Government Equality Unit and Karon Monaghan QC, of Matrix Chambers.
Tea and Coffee will be available from 4.30pm and the seminar will be followed by a drinks reception from 7.00pm. This event is free and will count towards CPD. To register for this event, or for further information, please contact Karen Brough at Karen.brough@shepwedd.co.uk. If you have any access, communication or other needs please let Karen know.
The organisers wish to acknowledge the generous support for this event from the University of Strathclyde.