‘Social Media – what’s the point?’

LVI’m really pleased to have been asked to speak at one of the workshops taking place at this year’s Legal Voice annual conference.

Legal Voice is an online magazine for professionals dedicated to access to justice. It will be holding its 2016 annual conference on Tuesday 1st March 2016 in London.

I will speaking, in my capacity as Development Officer of Hackney Community Law Centre, in the ‘Social Media – what’s the point?’ workshop alongside Jeremy Hopkins, Client Relationship Manager at Obelisk Legal Support.

To find out more about this year’s Legal Voice conference and/or to book a place, please click HERE.

So what’s the real threat to our democracy?

ALEX KAVANAGH, EXHIBITION OFFICER, POLISHES A PAINTING OF KING JOHN. PART OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY'S MAGNA CARTA: LAW, LIBERTY,LECACY EXHIBITION OPENING ON MARCH 13TH. PHOTO BY CLARE KENDALL. FOR FURTHER INFO CONTACT PRESS OFFICE 02074127110
ALEX KAVANAGH, EXHIBITION OFFICER, POLISHES A PAINTING OF KING JOHN. PART OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY’S MAGNA CARTA: LAW, LIBERTY,LECACY EXHIBITION OPENING ON MARCH 13TH. PHOTO BY CLARE KENDALL. FOR FURTHER INFO CONTACT PRESS OFFICE 02074127110

I have written an article for The Justice Gap in response to the Prime Minister’s announcement that the Government will ‘clamp down’ on ‘spurious’ legal claims. You can read the piece HERE.

Saluting the Survivors of The Rivonia Trial

RivoniaI visited the Guardian Newspaper’s offices for the first time last night to listen to former ANC leader Denis Goldberg and Denis’ and Nelson Mandela’s Rivonia Trial lawyer Joel Joffe in conversation with former British High Court judge Nick Stadlen.

The event was held for Guardian newspaper members, as the men are in London to receive the freedom of the City of London from UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Continue reading “Saluting the Survivors of The Rivonia Trial”

Nine Lives (& Sir Ian McKellen!)

Nine-Lives-1-463x650Congratulations to everyone at the West Yorkshire Playhouse for producing the brilliant ‘Nine Lives’ play, which I attended at Dalston’s Arcola Theatre last night, in order to support the work of the UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG). Formidable Hackney Community Law Centre trustee Paul Dillane is UKLGIG’s Director.

Nine Lives focuses on the story of Ismail, a young gay man from Zimbabwe who fled the country after being persecuted because of his sexuality. Continue reading “Nine Lives (& Sir Ian McKellen!)”