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Part-time Job Opportunity: SLL Administrator

The Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) is seeking an Administrator to assist the Administration Manager, Officers and Executive Committee with the management of the Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL). The role involves providing administrative, organisational, fundraising and campaign support to the Society and to make sure it runs as an effective membership organisation. The Job…


June Chair’s Report

In a month that has seen walk outs by criminal defence barristers up and down the country, SLL published a statement in solidarity with those fighting for the survival of the criminal justice system. There was fantastic feedback on the Crumbling Criminal Justice Calendars which Criminal barristers were holding up outside the Old Bailey.  Members…


May Chair’s Report

It was fantastic to have members of SLL campaigning alongside the other Socialist Societies affiliated to the Labour Party in the local elections at the start of May including on the Socialist Societies dialogue telephone canvassing session. We look forward to coming together in person to campaign in the Wakefield by election campaign this coming…


April Chair’s Report

Catherine Atkinson, Chair Society of Labour Lawyers This month SLL members have been campaigning for local elections up and down the country and as one of the 21 Socialist Societies affiliated to the Labour Party we are also looking forward to the Socialist Societies dialogue phone bank on 3 May. ‘How could the next Labour…


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…


Human Rights Act – Government consultation response

Human Rights Act Reform: A modern Bill of Rights Society of Labour Lawyers has responded to the governments’ consultation proposals on updating the Human Rights Act 1998 with a modern Bill of Rights. The government’s proposals can be found here. Our full report can be read below. In summary: 1. UK Courts are not bound…


SLL Chair’s Report – February 2022

There has been huge amount of work in February on SLL’s consultation response on Human Rights. We met with Steve Reid and Ellie Reeves to discuss it. Thank you to all the contributors to the response it is a very impressive response. We have also been able to assist the shadow front bench with a…


SLL Chair’s Report – January 2022

It’s been a busy start to the year for the Society of Labour Lawyers. We launched our Crumbling Criminal Justice calendar in Parliament with Home Office Shadow Minister Holly Lynch MP raising awareness of the decrepit state of our criminal courts whilst raising money for Justice and the Howard League for Penal Reform. See the…


Out now: Nationality and Borders Bill report

Society of Labour Lawyers Immigration group co-chair Adrian Berry has written the following report on the Nationality and Borders Bill. The report focuses on amendments needed to Clause 15 of the Bill, ‘safe’ third countries, and rights protected under the Refugee Convention and the ECHR. Interested in the Nationality and Borders Bill? Join the Immigration…