Category Archives: conference


I am sad to say that we have had no reply to this letter. We should be building bridges not walls

Ian xx

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Ian grigg-spall <>
Date: 13 February 2016 at 12:03

Dear Jeremy,

We met a long time ago through the National Critical Lawyers Group-do you remember??

I have been very concerned that so many activists who wanted to join the Labour Party and Momentum were refused entry.
It seemed such a waste of their energy and experience.

Approximately 10 days ago I set up on facebook an organisation to bring them together.
It is called Movement 2016 and its manifesto is on fb

And we are having a Conference in London on Saturday 19th March-see below

There is some anger among the excluded against the Party and Momentum which I would like to do something about
I have invited Jon to come but have heard nothing as yet.

i think it would be very useful if he came and explained why they were excluded

Here is the Conference draft programme

To try and satisfy everyone i have organised the conference in three separate sessions Conference Opening Chair Ian Grigg-Spall
speaker guy brewer (pcs) The tasks of the Conference
and michael roberts the coming slump tbc

a NCLG 2.10 to 4-30pm
speakers confirmed
courtenay griffiths qc
imran khan solicitor
lucy scott moncrieff-former president of law society tbc
prof joanne conaghan hod bristol
prof paddy ireland dean bristol
phil shiner
martyn day
kat craig reprieve tbc
michael mansfield chair and to wind up discussion tbc


M16 4-45 to 7.30
ian grigg-spall chair
michael roberts author of blog the extra recession-city economist/marxist
james heartfield-lenin and 3 conditions for revolution
dennis hayes freedom of speech/academic freedom
WSWS speaker
mick hume author of trigger warnings
plus speakers from floor
jon lansman has been invited tbc


save the syrian orphan children appeal 7.30 pm
party in bar 7.45 pm until late

there will be a creche run by professionals

I do hope that you are well and thriving in spite of all the pressure
I think that you are doing MAGNIFICENTLY!


Professor Grigg-Spall

2016 Video Conference: ‘Truth and Justice’

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the 1st May 2016 Conference as our speakers were finding it difficult to make that date in Whitstable.

Instead we have been video recording their talks and will post these to our new YouTube channel over the next ten days.

We will be organising discussions about each of the talks on facebook and will add these details to the listings once members have had a chance to listen.

  • Chair Ian Grigg-Spall:  Opening Remarks
  • Michael Mansfield QC:  President’s Address
  • Keynote Speech 1  Michael Roberts: ‘The Coming Global Slump’
  • Keynote Speech 2  Patrick Cockburn: ‘The Rise of Islamic State’
  • Practitioner Chair Courtenay Griffiths QC: ‘ Challenges to International Criminal Law and the rule of law’ tbp
  • Khawar Qureshi QC: ”Challenges to civil justice and the rule of law” tbp
  • Imran Khan, solicitor: ‘Challenges to criminal law and the rule of law’ tbp
  • John Hendy, QC: ‘Oppose TU bill – repeal the Thatcher anti union legislation’
  • Leigh Day: ‘The work of radical lawyers’
  • Richard De Friend: ‘Do law clinics radicalise students?’
  • Kat Craig: ‘Reprieve opposes injustice across the world’
  • Lindsey German: ‘Stop the War and the war in the Middle East’

There will be more videos posted as they become available

Human Rights conference

The Annual Human Rights Law Conference, organised jointly by JUSTICE and Sweet & Maxwell, has become the central forum for analysing changes under the Human Rights Act.
The Human Rights Law Conference 2008
Building on ten years of the Human Rights Act
10th Annual Conference
Tuesday 21 October 2008
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1HT
6 CPD hours accredited by SRA / Bar Standards Board Standard fee: £375 + VAT. Special discounted fee for JUSTICE members: £299 + VAT
‘The acclaimed annual event ensuring you are fully up to date with the latest developments in human rights law’
The annual JUSTICE/Sweet & Maxwell Human Rights Law Conference brings together the country’s leading experts in human rights law: It has become the established forum for the consideration of legislation and case law from a human rights perspective.
Key features:
Keynote address by Lady Justice Arden, Court of Appeal
Review of the year by Nathalie Lieven QC
Plenary session on the first ten years of the Human Rights Act, led by Jack Straw, Secretary of State for Justice
Specialist interactive workshops – led by acknowledged experts
Criminal law, with Alex Bailinand Duncan Penny
The Equality and Human Rights Commission, with Professor Francesca Klugand John Wadham
Immigration and asylum, with Raza Husainand Laura Dubinsky
Human rights and the EU, with Jemima Stratford and Gerry Facenna
Judicial review, with Monica Carss-Frisk QCand Richard Gordon QC
The Counter-terrorism Act 2008, with Ali Bajwaand Professor Clive Walker
Deaths in custody, with Paul Bowen and Alison Macdonald
The right to privacy in an electronic age, with Timothy Pitt-Payne
What delegates said about the 2007 Human Rights Law Conference
‘Excellent as always – thank you for a very useful and informative day’
‘High quality speakers’
‘The sessions by Alex Bailin and Alison Macdonald were superb and did exactly what I wanted from the day’
“An excellent opportunity to engage with others in my field”
‘Very useful to see the interfaces of practical and academic issues’
To view full programme including a booking form click here
For further enquiries about this conference: telephone: 020 7393 7859 or email:
The Human Rights Law Conference 2007 was held on Tuesday 30 October 2007.
For more information click here.For details of other upcoming conferences organised by JUSTICE and Sweet & Maxwell click here.
Sweet & Maxwell is the leading publisher in human rights law