Human Rights In Practice @ Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, Cambridge [23 April]

Human Rights In Practice

18:00 - 19:00

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Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
David Williams Building, 10 West Road, CB3 9DZ Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
**Due to unforeseen circumstances, the event above has been postponed until further notice!**

The Cambridge University Human Rights Law Society has invited Polly Glynn of Deighton Pierce Glynn to speak about the practice of Human Rights law on the 6th of March at the Law Faculty.

Come down for an exciting and insightful discussion about the difficulties and challenges in the rewarding practice of Human Rights law, and the chance to hear from one of the most distinguished practitioners in the area.

About Polly Glynn:

Polly Glynn is a public law and human rights specialist with a particular interest in social welfare law. She has conducted judicial review claims in the High Court and on appeal to the Court of Appeal, and has brought cases before the European Court of Human Rights.

She has a broad range of public law expertise. Her current caseload includes a challenge to a high profile motorway build, and a number of cases for destitute migrants challenging the level of support provided under community care legislation. She has extensive experience of discrimination law, acting in the ECHR on a number of successful claims arising out of the discriminatory effect of the UK’s rules on widows’ benefits and tax allowances, and in relation to eligibility for housing. She also acts in relation to Equality Act damages particularly in a housing context.

Polly Glynn is recommended for public and administrative law and for civil liberties and human rights in the Chambers 2015 directory, which quotes clients saying she is “very supportive in a way that complements our own expertise, and working together with her is a pleasure.” And that “she’s very diligent, and she provides impartial advice which is really helpful in coming to a decision.” She is also recognised as a leading individual in the Legal 500 directory for her work in Civil Liberties and Human Rights where she is described as “an expert in the field of civil liberties and human rights”.

Polly Glynn is also expert in housing cases, particularly in relation to public law issues and discrimination. She has a special interest in challenging decisions affecting vulnerable clients including those who lack mental capacity. She is recommended as a leading individual in social housing law in the Legal 500 directory, which reports that she is ‘bright and experienced’.
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