Prof Leslie Thomas QC, of Garden Court Chambers, is the pre-eminent authority in the country in claims against the police (particularly relating to deaths in custody), other public authorities and corporations. Leslie's high-profile work includes the inquests that followed the Birmingham Pub Bombing, the Hillsborough disaster and Mark Duggan, and he is currently representing 23 clients including survivors, bereaved families and loved ones in the Grenfell Tower inquiry.
Leslie has appeared in leading high-profile death in custody cases representing the families of the deceased (Azelle, Rodney, Mark Duggan, Christopher Alder and Sean Rigg). He was awarded Legal Aid Barrister of the Year in 2012, and again in 2016, for his work on the Hillsborough disaster.
His appointment as Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths coincided with his appointment, as the first Black Professor of Law, at Gresham College. His inaugural lecture series at Gresham is examining Death, the State and Human Rights.
Goldsmiths Law's Prof Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos will chair the event. Everyone attending will be able to participate by asking questions and commenting on the chat function.
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|16 Feb 2021
|6:00pm - 7:30pm
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