Universities Conference

  • Date: 28 October 2021
  • Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Universities Conference

Thank you for joining our legal experts Andrew BrownPaul Brown and Douglas McLachlan to hear about the key employment, immigration and data protection concerns for universities.

We covered:

Positive action and the public sector equality duty

  • What is general positive action, when is it permissible and what would be proportionate?
  • When is positive action permitted in recruitment?
  • What is the public sector equality duty and what does this mean in practice?


  • The new immigration rules and implications for the HE sector
  • ATS/Graduate Visa & other routes

Freedom of information and data protection

  • A thumbnail sketch on dealing with freedom of information and subject access requests
  • An overview of employers’ duties under Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act (FOISA) and UK GDPR

Meet our speakers

Andrew Brown
Employment Law | Partner

Andrew is accredited as a Specialist in Employment Law by the Law Society of Scotland and recommended in the Chambers and Legal 500 legal directories. His significant public sector client base includes government agencies and departments, colleges, universities, local authorities and NDPBs.

Paul Brown
Head of Immigration | Partner

Paul is Head of Immigration at Anderson Strathern and is renowned as one of the top immigration lawyers in Scotland. He supports both public and private sector clients, across all sectors, including the Scottish Government, local authorities, higher education institutions, PLCs and SMEs.

Douglas McLachlan
Head of Data & Technology | Partner

Douglas is a highly experienced partner in our corporate department. As a member of our Brexit Group and as our Head of Data & Technology, Douglas has been at the forefront of advising clients in relation to Data Protection Law.

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