I’m standing for the Society of Labour Lawyers to help defend justice, the rule of law and human rights

Boris Johnson, Priti Patel, Dominic Raab, Suella Braverman and the Tories are brazenly threating justice, the rule of law and our human rights. The Society of Labour Lawyers has a great history of supporting the Labour Party and has a vital role in helping us win government and radically change the UK for the better.Continue reading “I’m standing for the Society of Labour Lawyers to help defend justice, the rule of law and human rights”

Concerns regarding Society of Labour Lawyers Executive Committee co-option process

I wrote here about my efforts to improve the culture, governance and running of the Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL), including about SLL’s working group on governance and diversity, which was set up in October 2020 and then shut down in January 2021. One practical area where the approach of SLL has been concerning isContinue reading “Concerns regarding Society of Labour Lawyers Executive Committee co-option process”

Improving the culture, governance and running of the Society of Labour Lawyers

For some time I have been working to try to improve the culture, governance and working practices of the Society of Labour Lawyers. A motion proposed by me was passed unanimously by the SLL December 2018 annual general meeting requesting that the SLL Executive Committee set up a working group to “review and set outContinue reading “Improving the culture, governance and running of the Society of Labour Lawyers”

Building a better, more open and diverse Society of Labour Lawyers

The Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) has a great history of supporting the Labour Party to advance our shared wish for more just society in every sense, whether in the justice system, by protecting civil liberties or promoting human rights (including economic and social rights). SLL has an important role to play in helping theContinue reading “Building a better, more open and diverse Society of Labour Lawyers”

Memories and lessons from 9/11

I don’t talk about this much but have been encouraged by others posting on social media to share my experience of 9/11, which like for many others resonates with me to this day. I had flown into JFK the evening before, tagging along with my father on a work trip to UNICEF headquarters in NewContinue reading “Memories and lessons from 9/11”

Exploring how the civil justice system responds to mental health and learning disabilities

I am working with the Centre for Mental Health on a new project to explore how the civil justice system responds to mental health and learning disabilities.  The Royal Society of Arts, which I am a fellow of, has also published a news piece about the project. The justice system has exceptional power to shape people’sContinue reading “Exploring how the civil justice system responds to mental health and learning disabilities”

7 steps Labour mayors and PCCs can take to improve policing and tackle racism

Following the Open Labour event I organised on reforming the Police, I wrote an article for LabourList with practical ideas for how Labour mayors and PPCs could improve policing and tackle racism. You can read the article here. You can watch the video of the Open Labour event below.

Re-standing for the Open Labour National Committee

Being a member of the Open Labour National Committee for the last year has been hugely fulfilling. I have greatly enjoyed working with the brilliant Open Labour and National Committee members.  Over the last year, I am proud that Open Labour has promoted transformative, Left, politics and shown that this can be done in anContinue reading “Re-standing for the Open Labour National Committee”