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Preventing Extremism or Promoting Discrimination?

An engaging and informative discussion about the impact of the UK Government's Counter Terrorism and Extremism policies, i.e. 'Prevent'.  This podcast was recorded at a Bindmans LLP event you will hear from leading legal, academic and community experts on tackling discrimination associated with preventing extremism.

Partner Mike Schwarz discusses the case of Stephen Gough ‘The Naked Rambler’ on BBC Radio 4

Date: 9 April 2015

Posted by: Mike Schwarz

Categories: Human rights

Mike Schwarz a partner at Bindmans LLP features on BBC Radio 4's programme 'A History of Ideas: Thomas Hobbes and Civil Disobedience', which aired on Thursday 9 April 2015. Mike speaks to criminologist David Wilson about the case of Stephen Gough 'The Naked Rambler' in relation to 17th century philosopher Thomas Hobbes and his "social contract" theory.


Please click here to listen to the episode on BBC iPlayer.

A Night of Creative Lawyering - Legal Action Worldwide

Date: 12 March 2015

Posted by: Saimo Chahal QC (Hon)Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC (Hon)

Categories: No categories

Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) hosted an interactive discussion on creative lawyering on Wednesday 11 March 2015 at our offices.

Our founder Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC (Hon) a Trustee of Legal Action Worldwide opened the discussion and Bindmans LLP Partner, Saimo Chahal QC (Hon) spoke on the topic of creative lawyering.

The US Senate Committee Report on Torture and Rendition: the end of the road or just the beginning?

Date: 25 February 2015

Posted by: Saimo Chahal QC (Hon)

Categories: Civil liberties and human rights | Human rights

Listen to the debate hosted by Bindmans LLP discussing the US Senate Committee Report on Torture and Rendition. 

Chaired by: Saimo Chahal QC (Hon)

Speakers: Clive Stafford Smith, Richard Hermer QC, Charlotte Kilroy, Dr Sam Raphael.

BBC Radio Kent - interview with Nick Fry of Bindmans LLP

Date: 22 January 2015

Posted by: Nick Fry

Categories: Adoption | Discrimination and equality law

Nick Fry of Bindmans LLP was interviewed on BBC Radio Kent to discuss the suspension of magistrate Richard Page and discrimination in relation to adoption cases.

Human Rights: ‘available in a Court near you’ or in ‘selected venues only’?

Date: 10 December 2014

Posted by: Saimo Chahal QC (Hon)Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC (Hon)

Categories: Human rights

Listen to the debate hosted by Bindmans LLP to mark the International Human Rights Day 2014.


Chaired by Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC (hon), Speakers: Saimo Chahal QC (hon), Kirsty Brimelow QC, Carla Ferstman and Ben Emmerson (QC)

BBC Radio Three Counties - interview with Shah Qureshi, partner at Bindmans LLP

Bindmans partner Shah Qureshi comments on Camden school’s ban on student because she wears an Islamic niqab or veil.

BBC Asian network - Cult leader or Third Holy Saint

Date: 4 March 2014

Posted by: Paul Ridge

Categories: Housing | Health and community care law | Judicial review and public law

Bindmans partner Paul Ridge comments on the awaited Supreme court judgment on whether a purported Sikh leader is the rightful leader of two Sikh temples in the UK.

Vanessa Feltz show, BBC Radio London - Prisoner voting rights

Date: 29 October 2012

Posted by: Sara Lomri

Categories: Prison law | Judicial review and public law

Bindmans lawyer Sara Lomri provides expert comment on the Vanessa Feltz show on the topic of prisoner voting rights.

BBC Radio 4 File on 4 – Secret Courts

File on 4 explores the operation of secret justice in British courts and asks whether its extension to more cases would be in the national interest. Bindmans employment partner Shazia Khan provides expert comment.

BBC Radio 4 Today Programme - The Batang Kali Massacre trial - end of a Very British Cover-Up?

Date: 16 May 2012

Posted by: John Halford

Categories: Human rights

Malaysians seek an inquiry into the 1948 killing of 24 villagers by UK troops. Bindmans partner John Halford, representing the claimants, comments on the case. 

Radio 4 Woman’s Hour - Nadine Quashie wins employment right challenge

Date: 1 May 2012

Posted by: Shah Qureshi

Categories: Employment

Ex-Stringfellows worker Nadine Quashie wins employment rights challenge. Her solicitor, Shah Qureshi, head of the Bindmans Employment team, is interviewed on Woman's Hour about the case.

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