City Law Alumnae Network Panel Discussion about the Practice of Human Rights Law

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Date: Wednesday 6th February 2019
18.00 - 20.30

Lecture Theatre
Atkin Building
Gray's Inn Campus
City, University of London
4 Gray's Inn Place

The Alumni Relations Team and The City Law School in conjunction with the International Law and Affairs Group (ILAG) at City Law School and the LLM External Speaker programme warmly invite all Law alumnae to an interactive panel discussion about the practice of Human Rights Law on Wednesday 6th February 2019 at the Gray's Inn campus. You will be joined by Antonia Benfield, Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, Megan Goulding, Lawyer at Liberty, Keina Yoshida, Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and Basmah Sahib, Solicitor at Bindmans LLP.

This panel discussion will be highly engaging and participants will also have the chance to ask questions. Beverages and nibbles will be served after the panel discussion. You are very welcome to bring a guest but please add their name at registration.


18:00 - 18:30 Registration and welcome drinks
18:30 - 19:30 Panel discussion and Q&A
19:30 - 20:30 Networking and refreshments


Antonia Benfield - Doughty Street Chambers
Antonia practices in asylum, immigration, human rights and public law with a particular specialism in refugee law and international protection cases. She represents both high-profile individuals seeking protection and well as highly vulnerable clients including victims of trafficking, unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and victims of torture. She has been involved in a number of significant cases, including the private prosecution brought against Tony Blair et al for the crime of aggression in the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Keina Yoshida - Doughty Street Chambers
Keina practises in the areas of human rights law, public inquiries and inquest, actions against the police, media law, and the court of protection. Keina has acted in high profile public law cases. In 2017, she was led by Aswini Weereratne QC in the Child Migrants strand of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) representing a core participant. Keina has an international and domestic practice with a particular focus on equality, non-discrimination and LGBT rights.

Basmah Sahib - Bindmans LLP
Basmah joined Bindmans LLP in February 2015 and is now a solicitor in the Civil Liberties and Human Rights team.
Basmah has represented clients in relation to a wide range of legal issues with a particular focus on advocacy in the Mental Health Tribunal, advising families whose relatives have passed away while in hospital and associated public law issues.

Megan Goulding- Liberty 
Megan Goulding is a solicitor at the human rights campaigning organisation, Liberty. Megan specialises in privacy, technology and human rights and runs Liberty’s litigation in this area. She is currently working, in particular, on surveillance and police technologies and is acting for clients in cases challenging police use of facial recognition technology and police forces’ denial of their use of IMSI catchers (a form of mobile phone surveillance). She is also running Liberty’s own challenges to bulk surveillance, both at the European Court of Human Rights and in the UK courts. Previous to Liberty, Megan worked as a solicitor in private practice.

About CLAN - City Law Alumnae Network
City Law Alumnae Network (CLAN) is a special interest group for all female graduates of The City Law School. CLAN meets twice-yearly and provides an opportunity for you to meet like-minded solicitors, barristers and other law alumnae from across the UK. The network also provides an encouraging environment in which you can discuss issues facing women in the modern profession, share experiences and offer mutual support.


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