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Strategic litigation - a useful tool for Labour in Opposition?

In recent years, public law and human rights challenges have been used to abolish employment tribunal fees (R (UNISON) v Lord Chancellor), limit the application of the dreaded ‘Bedroom tax’ (R (Rutherford) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions), and overturn the Home Office’s pernicious policy of deporting EEA rough sleepers (Gureckis v Secretary of State for the Home Department).

Join us to discuss these cases, and many others that the panelists have worked on, and to explore how strategic litigation can be used as an effective tool by Labour in opposition.

The panel:
Andy Slaughter MP – former Shadow Justice Minister, member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights and former common law barrister.
Jolyon Maugham QC – leading tax silk and director of the Good Law Project.
Lara ten Caten – human rights lawyer at Liberty.
Sarah Sackman – public law barrister and former parliamentary candidate. 
Martin Westgate QC – leading public law barrister and Chair of the Administrative Law Bar Association. 

Please RSVP on Facebook, or by emailing matthewcturner16@gmail.com.Remember to arrive 30 mins early to get through security!


July 04, 2018 at 7pm - 10pm


Committee Room 17,
House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA, United Kingdom, Google map and directions
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