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The section 15 of the future: Adverse impact, pressures and safety valves
What's happening in section 15?  In the recent past, two main stories seem to be coming from our section 15 equality jurisprudence.  One is about recognition and success of adverse impact claims. The other is about fierce disputes amongst members of the Court about the appropriate approach to section 15.  In this talk I will lay out what's been happening and work to suggest that while section 1 analyses have traditionally been cursory in section 15 decisions, we might expect that to change if the most recent majority positions are fully taken up.  The talk will either anticipate or cover the decision in The Queen v Sharma, heard in April 2022, depending on whether it has been released.

Sonia Lawrence