Events

Upcoming Events and Meetings



3rd May 18:00
Join colleagues from across all 21 socialist societies to campaign for the local elections. Register to join the Zoom link below. Attendees will be making calls via the dialogue system from home.



10th May 17:30-18:30
Housing group webinar: ‘How Labour could “level up” Britain? An exploration of local devolution and planning solutions’

Creating a more equal society has always been at the heart of Labour’s policy programme. Belatedly the Tories talk of levelling up our communities but do they really have serious plans to do so? In this webinar, arranged by the SLL Housing Group, we will consider a range of concrete ideas and approaches for the levelling up of our communities, focussing on local devolution, place based and planning solutions.

When: 10th May 17:30 – 18:30
Where: Zoom – Please register by clicking the below button. 
Panel: 

  • Stephen Hockman QC (Chair), former Chair of the Bar and of the SLL. He practises from Six Pump Court, Temple and specialises in environmental and health and safety law.
  • John Tomaney, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at UCL. He was a member of the UK2070 Commission on regional inequalities, chaired by Lord Kerslake, and contributed to Labour Together’s work on Labour’s Covenant, focusing on the politics of place.
  • Jessica Crowe, Corporate Director of People, Policy and Performance at LB Newham.  She has extensive experience of the challenges facing local authorities in implementing planning frameworks, and has been closely involved in local decisions about how to use Levelling Up funding.  She has also been a driving force in Newham’s innovative approach to community participation in decisions about use of the Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Marc Willers QC, senior member of Garden Court Chambers in London and also a member of the Irish Bar. Marc specialises in planning and environmental law; public and administrative law; human rights and discrimination law, with a particular emphasis on the representation of Gypsies and Travellers.



11th May 18:30

Parliamentary Advisory Scheme meeting and social

Join SLL members and Parliamentarians for a discussion on our Parliamentary advice scheme. This meeting is taking place in parliament. For full details on the location please email Frankie on administrator@societyoflabourlawyers.org.

We will then be meeting for drinks from 20:00 at The Old Shades pub on Whitehall.



16th May 18:00

Junior Labour Lawyers Virtual Webinar: ‘The UK Supreme Court – how it works and how to win’

The event will be hosted by one of the Supreme Court’s twelve judicial assistants for 2020-2021, Oliver Jackson. In that time the Court decided such cases as R (Friends of the Earth) v Heathrow AirportMerricks v Mastercard, Arch v FSA (the Covid-19 Business Interruption Insurance appeals), R (Begum) v Home Secretary, Uber v Aslam, and the landmark human rights decisions R (SC, CB) v Work and Pensions Secretary and R (AB) v Justice Secretary.

Pulling aside the curtain on the UK’s highest court, Oliver will talk about how the Court works, from seeking permission to appeal through to handing down judgment, as well as the best way to present arguments to UKSC judges. There will be plenty of time for questions.

When: 16th May 18:00-19:00
Where: Zoom – Please register by clicking the below button. 



28th June, from 15:00

The Society of Labour Lawyers will again be partaking in the London Legal Walk. This is a great opportunity to get together over the summer months and raise money for fantastic legal aid charities and organisations. 

When: 28th June, from 15:00
Where: Chancery Lane, the exact meeting location will be circulated in due course. 

If you would like to walk with the society, please: 

Previous Events



April 13th, 18:30
Crime group meeting



April 5th, 18:00
Virtual Webinar:
How could the next Labour government use trade policy to tackle the climate and environmental emergency?

SLL’s Trade & EU group are hosting the webinar and will be joined by a panel of guests including:

  • Katrina Walter, Lawyer – advocacy and campaigns, at charity WWF-UK 
  • Sam Lowe, leading European trade expert and Director (Trade) of consulting agency Flint Global 



March 29th, 18:30
Virtual Roundtable:
Breaking the Cycle: Trauma, Youth Justice and Children in Care

We will be joined by Steve Reed MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, and other panelists from the justice, probation and care sector. 



March 16th, 18:00
Virtual Webinar:
What could and should the next Labour government do about the Ireland/ Northern Ireland Protocol?

SLL’s Trade & EU group will be hosting the webinar and joined by a fantastic line up of speakers, including: 


March 12th, 11:00-14:00
Canvassing in the City of London Corporation election

Natasha Lloyd-Owen, SLL Exec member and criminal barrister, is a candidate in the upcoming City of London Corporation Elections. You can find out more about the 11 Labour candidates who are standing across 25 City wards here. 
Meeting place – outside Barbican tube station

March 9th 18:30-19:30
Crime group meeting


February 28th 18:00-19:30
JLL AGM



February 26th
Society of Labour Lawyers join the Socialist Societies campaigning in Erdington by-election.



February 21st 18:30-19:30
First tech group meeting



February 16th 17:30-18:30
Family group meeting