About this event

  • Date and time Thu 16 Apr 2020 from 10:45am to 3:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Retired Fellows Society

Rebecca Hilsenrath will visit the Retired Fellows Society to speak on equality and human rights issues. Rebecca was appointed Chief Executive Officer to the Equality and Human Rights Commission in October 2015, before which she held the role of Chief Legal Officer. After graduating from Cambridge, Rebecca trained and practiced law at Linklaters before leaving to have a family. After a career break, she worked in the Government Legal Service, where she held a number of roles in the then Department for Education and Skills and in the Attorney General’s Office. She was then appointed CEO of LawWorks (the Solicitors Pro Bono Group), a national charity facilitating free legal advice to community groups and individuals in need, where she worked for five years before moving to the EHRC in 2014.  Rebecca has also established two schools, set up the National Pro Bono Centre in Chancery Lane and has sat on the boards of a number of charities and advice agencies, including the Bar Pro Bono Unit and the Mary Ward Legal Centre. In 2012, she was listed by the Times among the 100 most influential lawyers in the country and in December 2018, she was elected Chair of the Association of Chief Executives. She has four sons and a foster daughter and her hobbies include renovating a listed cottage in Snowdonia and writing e-novels.

Tickets

Standard pricing available until 15 April 2020.

RFS members can use the code 50RTN6 at checkout to get a 50% discount

Member

RSM Member
Day 1
£12.00 Meeting
£30.00 Optional meal
(optional)

Non - Member

Accompanying Guest
Day 1
£12.00 Meeting
£30.00 Optional meal
(optional)

Key speakers

Rebecca Hilsenrath

Rebecca Hilsenrath joined the Equality and Human Rights Commission as Legal Officer in March 2014 and was appointed as Chief Executive in 2016.

Speaker's biography

Rebecca was appointed Chief Executive Officer to the Equality and Human Rights Commission in October 2015, before which she held the role of Chief Legal Officer. After graduating from Cambridge, Rebecca trained and practiced law at Linklaters before leaving to have a family. After a career break, she worked in the Government Legal Service, where she held a number of roles in the then Department for Education and Skills and in the Attorney General’s Office. She was then appointed CEO of LawWorks (the Solicitors Pro Bono Group), a national charity facilitating free legal advice to community groups and individuals in need, where she worked for five years before moving to the EHRC in 2014.  Rebecca has also established two schools, set up the National Pro Bono Centre in Chancery Lane and has sat on the boards of a number of charities and advice agencies, including the Bar Pro Bono Unit and the Mary Ward Legal Centre. In 2012, she was listed by the Times among the 100 most influential lawyers in the country and in December 2018, she was elected Chair of the Association of Chief Executives. She has four sons and a foster daughter and her hobbies include renovating a listed cottage in Snowdonia and writing e-novels.

Agenda

View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Equality and human rights issues

Ms Rebecca Hilsenrath, Chief Executive, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Discussion
Close of meeting followed by lunch

For those who have pre-booked

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom