The Equality & Human Rights Commission (ECHR) has offered its support to legal practitioners in Wales to help them confidently identify equality and human rights matters, and flag urgent matters to the Commission, to support and protect vulnerable individuals and groups in Welsh society.
The Commission is there to support law firms across Wales and England – to promote and uphold equality and human rights ideals and laws and has a new Lead, Angharad Price, who organised its latest event to offer support to the sector, in Cardiff at the end of February.
Legal News is now able to share video links to this event: ‘Desert Greening for Welsh Lawyers’ (below), which aimed to inspire lawyers to start the conversation about how to end the discrimination law advice desert in Wales, which characteristics are protected by the Equality Act 2006, and what the Commission can do to help your clients.
The event covered a range of all-to-common case studies from barristers and solicitors from Wales, who highlighted the discrimination cases they have been involved in, in a variety of areas including housing law, public law, education law, court of protection and county court discrimination claims.
What was clear from these brief presentations was the impact successful cases had on public policy and the role of public authorities and, importantly, the lives of often vulnerable individuals across Wales.
The video links also include the keynote speech from His Honour Judge Milwyn Jarman QC, Diversity and Community Relations Judge, who set the scene for equality and human rights cases in Wales.
Angharad Price, the new Legal Principal in Wales, spoke about the work the Commission is doing to fund cases, and how its unique enforcement powers can support discrimination legal work in Wales.
If you’d like to contact the Commission in Wales, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02920 447710.
Introduction & keynote speech
His Honour Judge Milwyn Jarman QC, Diversity & Community Relations Judge.
Work in Wales
Featuring: Chair, Mona Bayoumi, Barrister, Civitas Law; David Gardner, Barrister, No.5 Chambers; Cerys Walters, Barrister, 9 Park Place Chambers and Michael Imperator, Partner, Watkins & Gunn Law.
How to work with the Commission
Angharad Price, Legal Principal in Wales, Equality & Human Rights Commission