CLOSING KEYNOTE: IN CONVERSATION 
WITH PROF LESLIE THOMAS QC & DANIELLE MANSON

Friday 21 August

 
 

SUMMARY

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Professor Leslie Thomas QC, human rights/civil liberties barrister of Garden Court Chambers. Professor of Law at Gresham College. He has been described as a 'voice for the dead'.  For 30 years Leslie has represented the victims and families of those who have suffered or died in state custody. Leslie is featured in the cinema documentary Injustice (2001) and Who Polices the Police (2012) by Ken Fero and was legal advisor on the BBC drama Undercover.

Danielle is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers, specialising in criminal defence. 
Prior to commencing pupillage Danielle worked at law reform charity JUSTICE as their criminal justice policy intern where her research contributed to JUSTICE’s intervention in the Supreme Court case of R (on the application of Hallam) and R (on the application of Nealon) v Secretary of State for Justice [2019] UKSC 2 in relation to the statutory provisions governing eligibility for compensation for miscarriages of justice. 
Whilst studying law at university, Danielle also managed the Innocence Project; working on a range of criminal appeals and applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (‘CCRC’). In recognition of her commitment to the project, she was nominated for the Chancellor’s Medal upon graduation and continues to sit on the CCRC’s Stakeholder Forum as an established practitioner.

 
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