October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm


Human Rights Careers Day



Saturday 24th October 2020

10.00 am – 5.30 pm

If you are interested in developing a career in human rights law then come to the HRLA Careers Day in London. The day will feature panel discussions and breakout sessions with barristers, solicitors campaigners, NGO lawyers, and academics. The day will also include a networking session to provide a chance to meet practitioners and speakers.

This event is free however places are limited, to reserve your place please click on the following link:



Please click here to see our full HRLA Careers Day 2020 Programme

10.00 – 10.10:             Registration/joining

10.10 – 10.20:             Welcome

10.20 – 11.00:             Keynote speech


“I can’t breathe” Why should we have to beg for our rights?

Leslie Thomas QC, Garden Court Chambers

11.00 – 11.15:           BREAK

11.15 – 12.15:           Panel Discussion 1

Junior Human Rights Lawyers- how to get started

Find out about how to begin a career in Human Rights Law

  • Aqsa Hussain, No 5 Chambers

  • Preetika Mathur, Doughty St Chambers

  • Robyn Taylor, Deighton Pierce Glynn

  • Benson Egwuonwu

12.15– 12.30:           BREAK

12.30 – 13.30:           Panel Discussion 2

Human Rights from Different Angles – A Conversation with…

  • Catherine Gaskell, Government Legal Department- Human Rights Team

  • Sarah Hannett, Matrix Chambers

  • Farhana Patel, Bindmans Solicitors

13.30– 13.45:           BREAK

13.45-14.45:           Speed Networking

The opportunity to network with speakers and other participants

14.45– 15.00:           BREAK

15.00– 16.00:           Panel Discussion 3

Building a Sustainable Career in Human Rights

  • Kaweh Beheshtizadeh, Fadiga & Co Solicitors

  • Rachel Francis, One Pump Court/ Claiming Space

  • Natasha Shotunde, Garden Court Chambers/ Black Barristers’ Network

  • Sara Lomri, Public Law Project

16.00– 16.15:           BREAK

16.15– 17.15:           Panel Discuss 4

NGO Lawyering

  • Tracy Doig, Freedom from Torture

  • Stewart MacLachlan, Coram Children’s Legal Centre

  • Grey Collier, Liberty

  • Adam Spray, Bail for Immigration Detainees

  • Laura Janes, Howard League for Penal Reform

17.15 – 17.30:          Goodbye and thanks

We are extremely grateful to Doughty Street Chambers for supporting this online event