Speakers on the panel include:
Rob Neil OBE
MOJ's Head of Project Race – HR People Group
Rob joined the Ministry of Justice in 1983 working in various roles, before landing his dream job in Corporate HR. He was a founding member of the BAME Staff network in 2001 and later that same year, Rob became the first elected Chair of the Civil Service Race Equality Network – known today as the Civil Race Forum. In 2018, Rob was awarded an OBE for 'Services to Race Equlaity in the workplace and the community' and received his gong from the Queen at Buckingham Palace in May this year.
Solicitor – Advocate and Principal of Descartes Solicitors
Evelyn is an award-winning Solicitor-Advocate (All Higher Courts) and Principal of Descartes Solicitors, a practice she has run for over 10 years. She graduated with a First class LLB (Hons.) from London South Bank University and was a Wolfson Scholar of Lincoln's Inn, where she was also called to the Bar in 2001. Evelyn also holds an LLM from the University of Cambridge and is an Attorney of the State of New York, USA. Evelyn was elected to the Law Society's Council in 2017, is a member of the Law Society's Immigration Law, Regulatory Processes and Policy and Regulatory Affairs committees and Vice-Chair of the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Divison.
Senior Barrister – Employment and Equality Law
Nadia is a senior barrister at Old Square Chambers specialising in employment and equality law. She has considerable expertise working for both employees and employers in cases relating to all forms of discrimination and equal pay. Her cases have taken her to courts and tribunals around the country as well as all the way to the Supreme Court. In addition, Nadia enjoys working closely with organisations on issues of diversity, equality and unconscious bias. Prior to becoming a barrister, Nadia worked for the Law Commission and also as a lecturer at a number of UK and US universities. She is a graduate of Oxford University and Harvard Law School.
Partner, Tax Group, Morrison & Foerster
Trevor James is a partner in the Tax Group of Morrison & Foerster’s London office. He has over 25 years’ experience in providing corporate and international tax advice including as Partner at Bird & Bird. His clients include international banks, public and private companies, venture capital houses and high-net-worth individuals and he has sector-focused experience in advising technology, healthcare, media and communication companies.