Jodie Blackstock

Legal Director

Jodie Blackstock is JUSTICE’s Legal Director and a barrister. She is responsible for JUSTICE’s legal and policy output aiming to strengthen the justice system across criminal, civil and administrative jurisdictions. She practiced as a barrister for five years before joining JUSTICE in 2009, with a mixed common law practice in England and Wales and was also called to the Bar in Trinidad and Tobago, undertaking constitutional rights cases in country and to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. At JUSTICE she has held the roles of Senior Legal Officer and Director of Criminal Justice. She has been engaged in a number of multi-country research and training projects on procedural rights in criminal cases and conducted case interventions at JUSTICE before the UK Supreme Court in relation to the right of access to a lawyer; rights of children in extradition cases; and post-conviction disclosure. She regularly contributes to seminars and training programmes on criminal and human rights legal developments, in the UK, Europe and internationally. She is treasurer of the Bar Human Rights Committee and sits on the EU Law Committee of the Bar Council of England and Wales and the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee.