What’s on – November

Lots on this November, starting with a fascinating talk on Wednesday 20th on investigating human rights abuses. On the 25th, there is a free training session for professionals working in London boroughs on violence against women. The session will present how the legal aid changes affect women’s access to legal advice and representation in family law and immigration and asylum law.

November 28th will be a busy evening with the Minority Lawyers’ seminar on the career landscape how black and minority ethnic (BME) after the legal aid reforms. That evening, there will also be something to celebrate at the British Legal Awards, our Event of the Week.


November 20th 2013, “Aspects of International Obligations to Investigate Human Rights Violations”, Doughty Street Chambers

Rights Watch (UK) and Doughty Street Chambers are hosting an event on human rights violations. Sue Bryant, Director of Rights Watch (UK), will chair the seminar which features Dan Carey, a solicitor at Deighton Pierce Glynn and Steven Powles, a Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers.


November 25th 2013, Understanding the changes to legal aid

Rights of Women are providing a free half-day training session on the changes to legal aid for family law and immigration and asylum law cases.  The course aims to enable participants to identify whether service users are eligible for legal aid and will also explore the government’s current consultation on further changes to the scheme.



British Legal Awards, November 28th 2013 –  *Event of the Week*

The British Legal Awards celebrate achievement, excellence and innovation in the legal industry. Hosted by Legal Week, the awards aim to recognise the contribution the legal business community makes to the UK economy and the wider community. The ceremony itself will take place at Old Billingsgate Market on 28 November. 


November 28th 2013, 2013 minority lawyers’ seminar: developing careers post-legal aid changes

The 2013 minority lawyers’ seminar is covering some of the challenges around career development, with a focus on supporting lawyers from minority communities.



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