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Harper Macleod: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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We are delighted that Scottish legal firm Harper Macleod is running a new series of its popular free webinars for publishers. Jamie Watt at Harper Macleod is an expert in publishing law and other intellectual property. The webinars are a mixture of updates on core subjects like intellectual property and data protection along with some new topics including a guide to the publishing lifecycle and recruitment law. This event is the seventh in the series and focuses on equality, diversity and inclusion.


When: 12:00 to 13:00 on Tuesday 21 March 2023
Format: online (Zoom webinar)

More so now than ever before have considerations relating to equality, diversity and inclusion been important in the context of the modern workplace. This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of their legal obligations in this respect, describe how best to approach dealing with these obligations, both on a practical and legal level, and look at various case studies to see how matters might work out in practice.

The webinar speaker will be filmed. Attendees will not be filmed. They can ask questions through the webinar chat functions.

Please register in advance for this free event: Harper Macleod website.


Registration is open for the Harper Macleod 202223 series of webinars for publishers:

  • Funding: Monday 26 September 2022 12:00 to 13:00
  • A guide to the publishing life cycle: Thursday 27 October 2022 from 12:00 to 13:00 (note change of date)
  • Factual publishing: Tuesday 22 November 2022 from 12:00 to 13:00
  • Books and borders: Tuesday 13 December 2022 from 12:00 to 13:00
  • Option arrangements: Tuesday 24 January 2023 from 12:00 to 13:00
  • Recruitment law: Tuesday 21 February 2023 from 12:00 to 13:00
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion: Tuesday 21 March 2023 from 12:00 to 13:00
  • Intellectual property in publishing: Tuesday 25 April 2023 from 12:00 to 13:00
  • Data protection: Tuesday 23 May 2023 from 12:00 to 13:00

Writing for Children: Diversity and Inclusion

This event is part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2022.

Join A M Dassu, author of the award-winning book Boy, Everywhere and Fight Back and director of Inclusive Minds, Julie Farrell, author and co-founder of Inklusion, and Sally Polson, Editorial Director at Floris Books, for an enlightening conversation about the importance and challenges of writing inclusively. Chaired by debut author Yvonne Banham and Onie Tibbitt from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, our guest panel discusses the steps writers can take to increase diversity, inclusion and representation in writing books for children, avoiding common pitfalls and the role of sensitivity readers.

Find out more and book your place by visiting the Edinburgh International Book Festival website.

Celebrating Inclusion

This event is part of The Business of Books series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2022.

Frustrated by literature events not being made accessible, disabled writers Julie Farrell and Ever Dundas conceived the Inklusion Guide, a useful resource for event organisers. This event celebrating the launch of their guide is chaired by Sinéad Burke, disability activist and founder of Tilting the Lens. Farrell and Dundas come together with industry figures including Jenny Kumar (Literature Alliance Scotland) and Zaahida Nabagereka (Head of Social Impact at Penguin Random House UK). With a special performance reading from writer and poet Jeda Pearl.

Format: In person and online

Fee: Pay what you can

Find out more and book your place by visiting the Edinburgh International Book Festival website.