October 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Garden Court Chambers
57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3LJ

Progress and Challenges in Advancing

Equality for Trans People in the UK

6-7.30pm Tuesday 3 October 2017

Followed by a Q&A and drinks reception.


Garden Court Chambers

57-60 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ


The Human Rights Lawyers Association in partnership with Trans Equality Legal Initiative (TELI) and Kaleidoscope Trust invite you to join us for a seminar to discuss equality and legal issues facing trans people in the UK.

Increasingly, the struggle of trans people for equality and human rights is making progress and gaining awareness. In January 2016, the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee report on transgender equality identified a range of challenges in current, policy and practice and called for action to ensure full equality for trans people. The report made over 30 recommendations emphasising the need to update existing legislation, provide better services, particularly in the NHS, and ensure better protection in the criminal justice system.

In July 2017, the UK Government announced its intention to launch a new consultation on proposals to streamline and de-medicalise the process for legal gender recognition.

This seminar will provide a timely opportunity to hear from leading activists and legal practitioners on the challenges facing trans people in the UK including in relation to legal gender recognition, the criminal justice system and for those seeking asylum, explore how litigation can be used as a tool to advance equality and build alliances between activists, practitioners and scholars.


Stephanie Harrison QC

Garden Court Chambers



Bex Stinson


Michelle Brewer

Garden Court Chambers and TELI

Jane Ryan

Bhatt Murphy

Nina Nasim



To reserve your place at this free event, please contact administrator@hrla.org.uk