Office of Speaker’s Counsel

April 13, 2016

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 […]

Lady Justice Gloster

Dame Elizabeth Gloster was called to the Bar, Inner Temple in 1971 and became a Bencher in 1992. She was appointed as a QC in 1989. From 1993-2004 she was a Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey. She was a Recorder from 1995 until 2004. She was appointed as the Judge […]

Alexandra Marks

April 8, 2016

Alexandra Marks has had a career as a partner at Linklaters, practising in commercial property. Alexandra became a Recorder in 2002, is a Deputy High Court Judge and an Adjudicator for the Solicitors Regulation Authority. She is also a Past President of the City of London Law Society and a Board member of JUSTICE.   […]

JUSTICE: Rushing the new Investigatory Powers Bill does nothing for public trust

March 2, 2016

On 1 March, the Government published the latest iteration of its Investigatory Powers Bill.  The Bill will have its Second Reading in the House of Commons in the next two weeks. Since 2011, JUSTICE has called for a coherent, holistic rewrite of surveillance law to increase accountability and transparency, to provide clear powers necessary for […]