Readers may be interested in this forthcoming event/call for papers at the University of Chester:

Chester-Binks-Building-sfw‘The Equality Act 2010: five-years on’:

We would like to invite colleagues to respond to the Call for Papers for a conference that the Law School, University of Chester is running in collaboration with the School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool on the 22nd June 2015.  This day-long conference titled ‘The Equality Act 2010: five-years on’ is targeted towards academics and practitioners in the field of equality law. It will provide an opportunity to apply a socio-legal empirical analysis of the legislation at a crucial point in its development. We are delighted to announce that Professor Sir Bob Hepple QC and Colm O’Cinneide have agreed to provide the Keynote Presentations.

The Call for Papers can be found by following  and the deadline for submitting a proposal is the 27th February 2015. Contributions are welcome around themes including but not limited to the public sector equality duty, intersectionality, hierarchy of protected characteristics, positive action, implications for charities/voluntary sector, education, and strategic enforcement. Wider contributions around equality and the law will also be considered.

Delegates not wishing to present papers or posters on the 22nd June 2015 are also very welcome and registration and booking is via the Call for Papers page above or by following this link:

This conference will provide a platform to further develop a much needed academic network and socio-legal dialogue in relation to the equality legislation. In addition, the conference will result in a themed publication (by way of a special issue of the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law) in order to further disseminate ideas and work around this important 5 year anniversary of the Equality Act 2010.

We are very keen to ensure that that the Conference provides a useful and productive day for all. Therefore, we would be most grateful if you would be able to disseminate this to your network of contacts who may also work within this area.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss further please email myself at or