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SLL co-hosted an event at the House of Commons on 27 March 2018 with Labour Business to discuss the outsourcing of public services (which is coming under greater media and public scrutiny than ever with expensive private sector failures) and Private Finance Initiatives (PFI), a topic of particular importance to Labour, as our current policy is to “look to” take control of PFI contracts, review all of them and “if necessary” take them back in-house.

 

Outsourcing and Labour's PFI review. Where next?

SLL co-hosted an event at the House of Commons on 27 March 2018 with Labour Business to discuss the outsourcing of public services (which is coming under greater media and... Read more

Young Labour Lawyers’ AGM took place on Monday night, 12 March 2018, at Committee Room 12 in the Houses of Parliament. 

 

Young Labour Lawyers 2018

Young Labour Lawyers’ AGM took place on Monday night, 12 March 2018, at Committee Room 12 in the Houses of Parliament.    Read more

Arthur Davidson - Obituary

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jan/29/arthur-davidson-obituary  

This is the third of three articles recently written by Thompsons Solicitors for the Society of Labour Lawyers' publication Justice for All. If you would like to contribute an article analysing or commenting on a legal development from a left-wing point of view, please send submissions to administrator@societyoflabourlawyers.org.uk

Claims costs drop for the sixth year while customers continue to overpay

People get injured at work. Whether it is because employers fail to put in place and enforce proper systems or because health and safety is not given sufficient priority, every year thousands of working people sustain workplace injuries which are not their fault.

Small Claims Limit

This is the third of three articles recently written by Thompsons Solicitors for the Society of Labour Lawyers' publication Justice for All. If you would like to contribute an article... Read more

This is the second of three articles recently written by Thompsons Solicitors for the Society of Labour Lawyers' publication Justice for All. If you would like to contribute an article analysing or commenting on a legal development from a left-wing point of view, please send submissions to administrator@societyoflabourlawyers.org.uk

 

Draft legislation on the discount rate is another attack on personal injury claimants
By Gerard Stilliard, Head of Personal Injury Strategy at Thompsons Solicitors

Recently the government continued their attack on those injured through no fault of their own with their draft legislation on the personal injury discount rate. There are significant shortcomings in the proposals, as discussed in the evidence we submitted to the Justice Select Committee.

Another Attack on PI Claimants: Draft Legislation on the Discount Rate

This is the second of three articles recently written by Thompsons Solicitors for the Society of Labour Lawyers' publication Justice for All. If you would like to contribute an article... Read more

This is the first of three articles recently written by Thompsons Solicitors for the Society of Labour Lawyers' publication Justice for All. If you would like to contribute an article analysing or commenting on a legal development from a left-wing point of view, please send submissions to administrator@societyoflabourlawyers.org.uk

 

More needs to be done to protect privately treated patients from malpractice
By Linda Millband, national practice lead for medical negligence at Thompsons Solicitors

 

In September 2017, the team at Thompsons Solicitors finally secured compensation for over 500 former patients of the disgraced former breast surgeon Ian Paterson. It was a cruelly and unnecessarily prolonged fight for women (and men) who were disgracefully treated by a man who in the words of one of our clients ‘played God’ with his patient’s lives.

Ian Paterson Case - Malpractice in the Private Health Sector

This is the first of three articles recently written by Thompsons Solicitors for the Society of Labour Lawyers' publication Justice for All. If you would like to contribute an article... Read more

A History of the Society of Labour Lawyers, as delivered by Sir Ross Cranston at the Society’s Annual General Meeting on 4 December 2017 in his speech on ‘…And Access to Justice’

 

The AGM is a good time to reflect on the history, achievements and mission of the Society of Labour Lawyers, particularly as we are coming up to the 70th anniversary of the Society in 2018. 

A History of the Society of Labour Lawyers and Access to Justice

A History of the Society of Labour Lawyers, as delivered by Sir Ross Cranston at the Society’s Annual General Meeting on 4 December 2017 in his speech on ‘…And Access... Read more

The Society of Labour Lawyers’ Housing Sub-Group hosted a well-attended round-table discussion on Wednesday 11th October,  chaired by Liz Davies, discussing the practical, political and legal routes to putting empty homes to good use.

Appropriating Empty Property to House the Homeless

The Society of Labour Lawyers’ Housing Sub-Group hosted a well-attended round-table discussion on Wednesday 11th October,  chaired by Liz Davies, discussing the practical, political and legal routes to putting empty homes to... Read more

by Hannah Gomersall (delegate)

This year, the Society of Labour Lawyers held an exciting programme of fringe events which brought in voices from across the legal profession and labour movement.

Labour Party Conference Report 2017

by Hannah Gomersall (delegate) This year, the Society of Labour Lawyers held an exciting programme of fringe events which brought in voices from across the legal profession and labour movement.... Read more

Welcome to the website of the Society of Labour Lawyers.

Our conference events for 2017 are:

 

Q&A on the Law and Brexit  (conference pass required)

A conversation with the Labour Party Legal front bench, the Vice President of the Law Society and the Chair of the Bar Council to discuss the key legal issues arising from the vote to leave the European Union. 

Sunday 24 September 2017 at 18:30pm 
Room: Hall 7 - Wye

Hilton Brighton Metropole

Kings Road,

Brighton. BN1 2FU

Speakers: Kate O'Rourke, Chair (Society of Labour Lawyers), Baroness Shami Chakrabarti (Shadow Attorney General), Baroness Dianne Hayter (Shadow Spokesperson for Exiting the EU), Christina Blacklaws (Vice President of the Law Society), Andrew Langdon QC (Chair of the Bar Council). 



Justice in the Modern Age  (no conference pass required)

2017 sees opportunities and challenges: a new Lord Chief Justice, new Supreme Court judges, and a radical justice modernisation programme. This panel event, organised with JUSTICE, the Bar Council and the Law Society, explores how to deliver justice in turbulent political times.


Tuesday 26 September 2017 at 13:00pm
The Old Ship,

King’s Road,

Brighton. BN1 1NR

Speakers: Kate O'Rourke, Chair (Society of Labour Lawyers), Baroness Shami Chakrabarti (Shadow Attorney General), Richard Burgon (Shadow Secretary of State for Justice), Andrea Coomber (Director of JUSTICE), Christina Blacklaws (Vice President of the Law Society), Andrew Langdon QC (Chair of the Bar Council). 

 

Young Labour Lawyers - drinks reception  (no conference pass required)

Join us for drinks, nibbles and networking as we discuss the issue of Well Being in the Legal Profession, with Richard Burgon (Shadow Secretary of State for Justice), Andrew Langdon QC (Chair of the Bar Council), Christina Blacklaws (Vice-Chair of the Law Society), Gloria Del Piero (Shadow Justice Team) and Shami Chakrabarti (Shadow Attorney General)

Monday 25th September 2017 at 17:30pm

The Mesmerist, The Lanes

1-3 Prince Albert Street,

Brighton. BN1 1HE

Conference Events 2017

Welcome to the website of the Society of Labour Lawyers. Our conference events for 2017 are:   Q&A on the Law and Brexit  (conference pass required)A conversation with the Labour Party...

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