Equality Law Training in Scotland

equality : online webcasts

The Scottish legal team is pleased to present the third in our series of four webcasts, equality: online. These webcasts are aimed at providing flexible training to practitioners who work with legal issues in their day-to-day work. In this episode Jayne Hardwick, Senior Lawyer from the Equality and Human Rights Commission and Alice Stobart, Advocate from Westwater Advocates, provide an introduction to EU equality legislation, discuss key case law and set out the principles courts follow when applying this legislation

Upcoming events

Equality and Human Rights Law after Brexit

Monday 13 March 2017, Edinburgh

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is running a free event which is essential for lawyers and academics who are interested in equality and human rights law and in learning how the law may be affected after Brexit.

Our event will discuss what Brexit might mean for equality and human rights in Scotland and how we can secure strong protection for equalities and fundamental rights following Brexit. 

Our panel will cover:

  • What might Brexit mean for equality and human rights in Scotland?
  • How can we secure strong protection for equalities and fundamental rights following Brexit?
  • What opportunities does Brexit present to enhance equality and human rights law?
  • What might the future hold for the Human Rights Act 1998?

The event will take place at The Grassmarket Community Centre, Edinburgh from 09:30 – 13:00 on Monday 13 March 2017.  A buffet lunch will be served.

Please see the full flyer for booking instructions and more information.

For further information or assistance with booking please contact Kyle Mulholland at equalityactscotland@equalityhumanrights.com or by phone on 0141 228 5925.

Independent Review of Legal Training Programme and eBulletin in Scotland

An independent evaluation of the EHRC Scotland Legal Team's training events and eBulletin has concluded that continuing priority should be given both to the Equality Bulletin and to the training/seminar programme as valued twin strands of this programme.

A Community InfoSource (CIS) research team was commissioned to review the EHRC Scotland's Transfer of Expertise programme, focusing on the views of participants in training and seminars in 2013 and including a survey of eBulletin readers to learn about their views on its use and relevance. The report found the Commission's seminar programme had been largely successful in meeting key objectives. The recommendations made have been considered and will be taken into account in further work done under the programme. Read the full report.

Previous events - training material

We have held training events on discrimination and equality rights across Scotland. Read some of our previous training material.


Last updated: 09 Feb 2017