Sub-groups are for members of the Society of Labour Lawyers with expertise
in an area of law or with a common interest. Groups meet to discuss possible
Labour policy in their area and input into the Society's campaigning work.
Details of upcoming meetings are circulated around members by email
Labour City Lawyers
Chair: Omar Salem (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The City Group are convened by Omar Salem. They hold regular events on topics particularly of interest to Commercial and Company Lawyers, with focus on financial regulation and international business.
Junior Labour Lawyers
Chair: John Morgan (email@example.com)
Junior Labour Lawyers (JLL) is for SLL members who are law students, paralegals, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers, junior barristers and junior solicitors up to 10 years' call. To join JLL's (WhatsApp) steering group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chair: Grahame Anderson (GAnderson@littletonchambers.co.uk)
The Group meets shadow ministers on relevant issues in employment and responds to requests for assistance. The Group works on responses to government consultations where appropriate and helpful to the Party. Anyone with practical experience in employment is encouraged to express an interest in becoming involved.
Chairs: Naomi Angell and Hannah Gomersall (email@example.com)
The family group is jointly chaired by Naomi Angell and Hannah Gomersall. They meet regularly in London to discuss family law policy with a view to suggesting areas for reform.
For information about upcoming meetings, please contact Hannah Gomersall at the email above.
Chair: Liz Davies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Housing Law Sub-Group is convened by Liz Davies (contact email@example.com). We meet approximately four times a year. Prior to the general election we were working on a submission on housing policy for Labour’s National Policy Forum. We are currently working on an appraisal of Labour’s Housing Mini-Manifesto (see http://press.labour.org.uk/post/161464413219/labour-launches-new-deal-to-fix-the-housing-crisis).
We also work with Labour Housing Group:www.labourhousing.co.uk.
For notes on our Autumn meeting on 11 October 2017 at Garden Court Chambers, "Appropriating Empty Property to House the Homeless", a topic that has become very relevant since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, please see our blog.
Chair: Adrian Berry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Immigration Group is chaired by Adrian Berry (email@example.com). It works on all aspects of immigration, asylum and nationality law and practice.
At present the Group is working on Brexit migration issues in particular.
The Group aims to support the Party at all levels, by assisting with technical information, policy proposals, and then development of principles of a fair and just migration policy.
Please get in touch if you would like to know more or to become involved in its work.
If you are a member and would like to set up a Group please email Joe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SLL has previously or recently had active groups in Human Rights, Constitutional Law and Environment but we would be interested in any suggestions.