The lecture, titled ‘Whatever happened to the Human Rights Act?’ explored political attacks on the Human Rights Act 1998 and asked what the solutions may be to embed respect for human rights and accountability through law into political discourse.

Helen is a barrister, specialising in constitutional law, human rights, and equality law, with particular experience in the education sector. Helen is a founding member of Matrix Chambers, an accredited mediator, a Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn and is a past and present part-time judge in several jurisdictions including the High Court of England and Wales and the Channel Islands Courts of Appeal. She has appeared over 25 times in the Supreme Court and Privy Council, on hundreds of occasions in the Court of Appeal, European Court of Justice and European Court of Human Rights and won many legal awards (including Legal 500 KC of the Year for Public Law in 2022). She features on the ‘First Hundred Years’ website, which celebrates the history of women in law.