Exciting new times for London and Law

One of the highlights of having worked at Hackney Community Law Centre over the past few years has been the opportunity for me, as its Business Development Manager (BDM), to test out new projects and initiatives with complete freedom and support from my Manager and the Board of Directors. Last month, wearing my HCLC BDM hat, I was chuffed to work with the brilliant Legal Geek who hosted Europe’s first ever Law Tech hackathon for HCLC at Google Campus in Shoreditch. It’s an exciting time for both law and tech in London and I am really excited to be a part of it. Read more about the Legal Geek/HCLC hackathon HERE and watch a lovely one minute video (set to music) of the hackathon’s highlights below.

Museum of Grooves International Women’s Month Show

Cdnz6SZXEAAjqtiI really enjoyed taking part in Hackney based Reel Rebels Radio‘s Museum of Grooves’ International Women’s Month programme on Tuesday evening, following an invitation from the programme’s presenter Patrick Vernon OBE. Over the course of the show, Lambeth Councillor Jacqui Dyer and I discussed Hackney Community Law Centre, gender equality, mental health and our favourite tunes! You can listen to the programme HERE (my interview starts at 46 minutes approx).

Legal Voice Conference 2016

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I had a great time at this year’s Legal Voice annual conference, which took place on the 1st of March, speaking on a panel with Jeremy Hopkins,Client Relationship Manager at Obelisk Support.

Jeremy and I led a workshop entitled ‘Social Media – what’s the point?’ We spoke about the benefits for businesses and charities (in my case, Hackney Community Law Centre) of using social media. Continue reading “Legal Voice Conference 2016”

“What does this mean for my boy?” The Supreme Court overturns the law on Joint Enterprise

Today, the UK Supreme Court overturned the law on ‘joint enterprise’ that had been in place for the last 30 years. I was in court to cover the judgment hand-down for The Justice Gap. Read my piece analysing the remarkable new legal development HERE.