16th May 2019
TGC are delighted to announce that Nicholas Chapman, Sian Reeves and Emily Wilsdon have been recommended for appointment to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s panel of Counsel: England and Wales. Nicholas Chapman has been appointed to the A Panel, and Sian Reeves and Emily Wilsdon to the B Panel.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is Great Britain’s national equality body and has been awarded an ‘A’ status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) by the United Nations. As an independent statutory body with the responsibility to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination, and protect and promote the human rights of everyone in Britain, it enforces equality legislation on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. The Commission provides advice and guidance to individuals, employers and other organisations, reviews the effectiveness of the law and takes legal enforcement action to clarify the law and address significant breaches of rights.
Panel counsel are appointed following an open competition, and are the Commission’s preferred providers of external legal services, including representation and advice.