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The Law as a Tool for Radical Change with Jolyon Maugham

Thursday April 18th
Doors & drinks 6.30pm; Talk starts 7pm

The law is fundamentally conservative. And yet, approached creatively, it can nonetheless be used to achieve radical outcomes.

Barrister Jolyon Maugham KC is founder of Good Law Project and author of Bringing Down Goliath: How Good Law Can Topple the Powerful. Since 2016, GLP has been challenging the government through the courts on Brexit, political appointments, the PPE fast track, its net zero commitments and its clampdown on protest.

Jolyon will argue that rather than attempt to change the law to achieve radical social change, it’s far quicker and more effective to work within the law as it stands, and that by engaging with the legal system, citizens can begin to find their agency. He’ll explore the difference between a legal win and victory in the broader sense, and why many within the legal profession view him as a heretic.

Talk followed by one-pot vegan supper & discussion.

Kairos, 84 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TG

Doors open at 6.30pm for drinks. Talk starts at 7pm followed by a one-pot vegan supper and discussion.

£8 Kairos Club Member, £15 Non-member, £10 Student or Unwaged, £20 Supporter. Food and drinks complimentary.