Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture 2019 with Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws QC

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Date(s) - 29/10/2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP


This year the Tom Sargant lecture will be delivered by Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws QC, President of the JUSTICE Council. Helena is the Director of the IBA’s Human Rights Institute and a Member of the House of Lords. In addition to being an author and broadcaster, Helena has acted in many prominent criminal cases over the last thirty years. The lecture is titled ‘Law and the Politics of Disruption’ and will be followed by a drinks reception.

The event is once again kindly hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.


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Tom Sargant

Tom Sargant was JUSTICE’s Secretary – broadly equivalent to today’s Director – from its foundation in 1957 to his retirement in 1982.

As a result of his commitment, persistence and determination, JUSTICE played a key role in taking up the cause of miscarriage of justice cases. His tireless campaigning resulted in some 25 people being released, or released early, from prison. He was instrumental in many of the cases featured in the BBC Rough Justice series.

Tom also played a major role in bringing about other key measures such as the creation of the office of Ombudsman and the establishment of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

He died in 1988.

Each year, we recognise Tom’s work by inviting a high profile speaker – from practice, the judiciary, academia or politics to speak at the Memorial Lecture.