Keynote speaker for our AGM: Rebekah Carrier and her groundbreaking case

28th September, 7pm

Everyone is welcome at our AGM, Thursday 28th September 2017, 6:30pm at the Mechanics Institute. We now have a facebook event here.

Our keynote speaker is Rebekah Carrier, solicitor and director of Hopkin Murray Beskine. She recently hit the headlines when she represented a group of single mothers bringing a successful challenge against the government’s benefit cap, which limits the income certain families receive in benefits. The damning judgment declared that the cap illegally discriminated against single parents with young children, who could not work because of childcare demands.

You can read about the case on the BBC here, and read a breakdown of the judgment in the Huffington Post here.
It is an honour to declare that Rebekah will be speaking at our AGM on 28th September, as we discuss ways we can use our law centre to challenge the Government’s welfare reforms.