Amanda Finlay

April 14, 2016

Amanda Finlay CBE was formerly a senior civil servant in the Ministry of Justice, responsible for legal aid and legal services strategy. Now retired, she is a member of the Civil Justice Council, and the CJC Working Group on Self-Represented Litigants, a Council member of JUSTICE, a trustee of LawWorks and of Law for Life, […]

Polly Glynn

Polly Glynn is Deighton Pierce Glynn’s managing partner. Polly is a public law and human rights specialist with a particular interest in social welfare law. Previously she was of the founding partners at Pierce Glynn. Polly qualified in 1993 working at Leigh Day and Fisher Meredith before establishing Pierce Glynn with Stephen Pierce in 1997. […]

Ruth Hayes

Ruth Hayes is Centre Director at Islington Law Centre.  The Law Centre has been part of a dynamic voluntary sector in Islington for over 40 years, and works in collaboration with a wide range of agencies across the statutory, voluntary and private sectors.  Islington is a vibrant, diverse borough and the Law Centre is proud […]

Monica McWilliams

April 13, 2016

Monica McWilliams is Professor of Women’s Studies, based in the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster. Monica was the Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission from 2005-2011. She was the co-founder of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition political party and was elected to a seat at the Multi-Party Peace Negotiations, […]

Office of Speaker’s Counsel

We received a collective response from the women at the Office of the Speaker’s Counsel, the legal team at the House of Commons.   The Office of Speaker’s Counsel (‘OSC’) provides legal advice and support to Mr Speaker, the Clerk and all the departments of the House as an institution. The work of the OSC falls […]

Pragna Patel

Pragna Patel is a founding member of the Southall Black Sisters (SBS) and Women Against Fundamentalism. She worked as a co-ordinator and senior case worker for SBS from 1982 to 1993, when she left to train and practice as a solicitor. In 2009 she returned to SBS as its Director. She has been centrally involved […]

Róisín Pillay

Róisín Pillay is Director of the Europe Regional Programme at the International Commission of Jurists, where she is responsible for programme’s work to advance the legal protection of human rights in Europe and the CIS region. She has worked extensively on national implementation of international human rights standards, on the rule of law and judicial […]

Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is an advocate at Arnot Manderson in Edinburgh. Catherine’s principal areas of work are reparation and public law. Catherine is a founding member and executive board member of JUSTICE Scotland and is the Director of Advocacy for Beyond Borders, a Scottish NGO.     Please tell us about your best day at work? […]

Clare Collier

Clare Collier is a solicitor and specialises in public law and human rights litigation and legal policy work, domestically and internationally. Since 2008 she has been at the Equality and Human Rights Commission dealing with interventions in the higher domestic courts and in Europe, and judicial reviews, as well as advising on all aspects of […]

Ella Davies

Ella is a Solicitor-Advocate and Associate in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s London International Arbitration Group. Ella advises multinationals in the resolution of international disputes with corporations and States. Ella has experience of advising clients in emerging markets in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, in sectors including energy, natural resources, mining and telecoms.   Please tell […]