The Liver Building

LGBT History Month: how safe are LGBTQ+ legal rights?


Speaker: Various

Date: Friday 26th February, 2021

Time: 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Online via WebEx


Virtual panel event brought to you by AIG Insurance and BLM

AIG Insurance have collaborated with BLM to bring you an exciting and very distinguished panel event on Friday 26th February at 5.30pm-6.30pm to discuss what’s changed in the past 40 years, celebrating the many positive changes for LGBT+ inclusion and legal protections, but also highlighting how much more there remains to do, even in the UK. To register for this free event, please click here

Paula Jefferson, Partner at BLM will be chairing this event with insights from distinguished panellists:

Daisy Reeves, a partner in the London office of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, is ranked, globally, as the no. 1 female lawyer, no. 1 female in professional services and no. 15 overall for her efforts in making the global workplace more welcoming for LGBT* populations in 2020’s ‘OUTstanding’ LGBT+ Executives Role Models List. A former judge at the British LGBT Awards, Daisy is a founding ambassador of international ‘LBTQWomen’, addressing the specific challenges faced by Lesbian, Bi, Trans and Queer women in the LGBT* and gender spaces. LBTQWomen operates in the UK, the US and across other EU countries.

Segun Osuntokun is a solicitor and the Managing Partner of the London office of international law firm, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, specialising in cases involving claims of civil fraud, dishonesty and misappropriation of assets. Segun has been recognised in the Power List, which celebrates Britain’s 100 most influential Black people, and in October 2020, he was named Black British Business Person of the Year at the Black British Business Awards.

Victoria McCloud, Master of the Senior Courts, Queen’s Bench Division is an English judge, author, and experimental psychologist, thought to be the first transgender practicing barrister in independent practice in the UK, and the first appointed transgender judge (2006). Her trial and case management work as a judge spans most civil claims in the High Court Queen’s Bench Division, ranging from serious and complex injury, child abuse claims, complex contract claims, through to libel and slander, media, privacy, and human rights cases. She is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within the judiciary and legal professions and beyond.

Frank Feehan, QC was called to the Bar in 1988 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2010. He has spent much of his career as a Family practitioner, working domestically and internationally on all aspects of Family Law, including Financial and Children matters. He is co-author of ‘Vulnerable Witnesses within Family and Criminal Proceedings’ and was among the first to enter into a civil partnership in the UK, with his partner of now 28 years.