Trans Equality Legal Initiative Launch Conference

Friday 18 November 2016, 09:15am - 6:00pm

Linklaters LLP

Date: Friday 18 November 2016
Time: 09:15am - 6:00pm
Venue: Linklaters LLP, One Silks Street, London EC2Y 8HQ  

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We are delighted to be sponsoring the Trans Equality Legal Initiative Launch Conference, taking place on Friday 18 November.

The conference will be divided into several plenary sessions, each lead by panels of experts and activists from both the legal and trans activist sectors. The agenda is as follows:


9:15 - 9.45

Registration Open - Coffee

9:45 - 9.50

Conference open and welcome

Richard Hodgson
Partner, Linklaters LLP

 9.50 - 9.55

 Outline of TELI

9.55 - 10:10

Women & Equality Select Committee - Trans Inquiry

10:10 - 12:10

Introductory Plenary

Ashley Talbot
TV Presenter and Journalist

Bernard Reed

Helen Belcher
Co-Founder of Trans Media Watch

Dr Jay Stewart
Gendered Intelligence

Prof. Alex Sharpe
Keele University

Stephanie Harrison QC
Garden Court Chambers

12:10 - 12:15

Trans Day of Remembrance

Kate Hutchinson
Wipe Out Transphobia

12:15 - 13:15

Lunch, provided by Linklaters LLP

13:15 - 14:50

Health Plenary

Jane Fae
Independent Journalist

Jess Bradley
Action for Trans Health

Susie Green
Managing Director of Mermaids

Tara Hewitt
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead UHSM NHS Foundation Trust

Scott Durairaj
Director of Patient Care & Experience Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

14:50 - 14:55

Coffee break

14:55 - 16:30

Justice, Strategic Litigation and Impact of Exclusionary Provision Plenary

Tara Hewitt
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead UHSM NHS Foundation Trust

Jane Ryan
Bhatt Murphy Solicitors

Allan Briddock
One Pump Court Chambers

Michelle Brewer
Garden Court Chambers

Becky Kent
Scottish Transgender Alliance

16:30 - 16:45

Coffee Break

16:45 - 17:45

Break-out sessions

Break-out Session 1: Education

Kate Hutchinson
Wipe Out Transphobia

Catherine Reynolds

Ashley Reed

Noorulann Shahid

Shu Shin Luh
Garden Court Chambers

Break-out Session 2: International Protection

Allan Briddock
1 Pump Court

Paul Dillane
UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group

Louise Hooper
Garden Court Chambers

Cathy Jaquiss
10 KBW

The close of conference speech will take place at 17:45 and will be followed by a drinks reception, hosted by the Linklaters LGBT Network.


If you would like to book a place, please do so via this Eventbrite page. Attendance is free and lunch will be provided.

The event is intended to be an open forum for all to discuss trans issues. The only limit on the number of attendees is space. Please email for further information.



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