Trans Equality Legal Initiative
Trans Equality Legal Initiative

Annual Conference

Our inaugural conference last November launched TELI and took the form of a series of expert panels discussions on trans rights covering healthcare, justice and the impact of exclusionary provision, education and international protection. It was a very successful conference, enabling a forum for activists and lawyers to discuss how to progress the rights of the trans community.


We are currently in the process of providing a summary of the conference, which will be included below shortly.


We would like to thank Linklaters LLP, our platinum sponsor, for hosting the launch conference.

2016 Conference Agenda

Time Activity Speakers

Registration Open - Coffee


Conference Open and Welcome

David Bufton (Linklaters LLP)

Outline of TELI

10:00 Introductory Plenary

Ashleigh Talbot (TV Presenter & Journalist)

Bernard Reed OBE (GIRES)

Helen Belcher (Co-founder of Trans Media Watch)

Dr Jay Stewart MBE (CEO - Gendered Intelligence)

Prof. Alex Sharpe (Keele University)

Michelle Brewer (Garden Court Chambers)


Trans Day of Remembrance

Kate Hutchinson (WipeOut Transphobia)

Lunch (Provided by Linklaters LLP)

13:00 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)

Sophie Anhoury (Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust)


Coffee Break

14:50 Justice, Strategic Litigation and Impact of Exclusionary Provision Plenary

David Bufton (Linklaters LLP)

Stephanie Harrison QC (Garden Court Chambers)

Jane Ryan (Bhatt Murphy Solicitors)

Allan Briddock (One Pump Court)

Becky Kaufmann (Scottish Transgender Alliance)

Peter Kelley (GALOP)

16:20 Coffee Break
16:30 Break-out Session 1: Education

Kate Hutchinson (Director at Wipe Out Transphobia)

Dr Jay Stewart MBE (CEO, Gendered Intelligence)

Susie Green (Managing Director of Mermaids)

Terry Reed OBE (GIRES)

Ashley Reed

16:30 Break-out Session 2: International Protection

Louise Hooper (Garden Court Chambers)

Paul Dillane (Executive Director, UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group)

Nina Nasim (UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group)

Cathy Jaquiss (10 KBW)


Conference Closing


Networking Drinks (Hosted by the Linklaters LGBT Network)


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