March Chair’s report

There has been no slacking by SLL members this month.

The SLL response to the Government Consultation on Human Rights Act Reform was submitted. Thank you to Sarah Sackman and James Goudie QC and all the SLL members who contributed to this. If you haven’t read it yet please do.

Thank you to Stephen Hockman QC, Bren Albiston and other members of the Constitution Group for the fascinating round table discussion with members of the Constitutional Commission being led by Gordon Brown.

The week of St Patrick’s Day also saw an event on the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol organised by our Trade and EU Group.

We hosted a joint Crime and Family Team event ‘Breaking the Cycle – Trauma, Youth Justice and Children in Care’ with an exciting panel including the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice & Shadow Lord Chancellor, Steve Reed MP on the 29th March.

We also had our Quarterly Catch Up with Steve and the Shadow Justice Team including Shadow AG Emily Thornberry MP and Shadow SG Andy Slaughter MP.

Work advising the Shadow Cabinet has also continued with advice being provided to David Lammy MP and Annalise Dodds MP on Russian Sanctions, Louise Haigh MP on the P&O sackings, Lucy Powell MP and Alex Davies-Jones on Online Harms, Rachel Reeves MP economic crime policy and to Emily Thornberry MP on the Economic Crime Bill.

Congratulations to our very own Natasha Lloyd-Owen, Co-Chair of the Crime Group, on her Re-election to the City of London on 24th March.

Was great to hear Co-Chair of our Employment Group, Grahame Anderson speaking about the disgraceful P&O sackings on Times Radio and the Jeremy Kyle show.

Finally, can I also thank Sarah Sackman for her kind introduction when I spoke about the work of the Society at Third World Solidarity’s dinner where we saw several new members of SLL join.

SLL’s constitution roundtable