Thursday 26 March 2020
4.45pm – 7.00pm onwards
One Fleet Place
London EC4M 7RA | Map
In a period of media scandals and increased scrutiny by regulators, what is the future of workplace culture, the use of NDAs, #MeToo and the law? Join Dentons for a panel discussion featuring guest speakers from The Consent Collective: Dr Nina Burrowes, Georgina Calvert-Lee QC, and Zelda Perkins,followed by networking drinks and canapés.
Dr Nina Burrowes is a regular educator of barristers, judges, healthcare professionals and university staff on the psychology of sexual violence throughout the UK and internationally. She is the founder of The Consent Collective, the author of two books on sexual abuse and presenter of BBC Radio 4's 'Rape trials: Is the jury out?'
Georgina Calvert-Lee is a barrister, whose practice focuses on harassment and discrimination law. Her cases push at the boundaries of the Equality Act and she regularly contributes to public discourse on NDAs, sexual harassment and complaints handling. Georgina has been a strong advocate against the over-use of NDAs for years, often seeking waivers of confidentiality for her clients instead.
Zelda Perkins is a Theatre Producer for Robert Fox Ltd and a former assistant to Harvey Weinstein. She publicly broke the 20 year silence on her non-disclosure agreement (NDA), facing the risk of legal action to talk about what she faced and its contents. In 2018 and 19 Perkins testified before parliament to change regulation around such employment contracts and settlement agreements. She is currently campaigning hard working with the Women and Equalities Committee and legal regulatory bodies to change the way NDA's are structured within the law, in order to create a better framework which protects the victims of the situation.
4.45pm Registration and networking
5.30pm - 7.00pm Panel followed by audience Q&A
7.00pm onwards Drinks reception and networking
Please contact the Dentons Events Team if you have any questions about this event.