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In the Wake of the JR Result, a Message to the Profession...


...Join, or Die

Our profession may not survive the government's latest assault on legal aid.  We must fight together in one united campaign to prevent Grayling's destruction of the rule of law.

Visit out Legal Aid Resource Centre to download the latest leaflets and posters in the campaign, or contact the Secretaries of the Society for hard copies.


Free Public Lecture: 24 March 2015


Petition to Defend Phil Shiner

The Haldane Society is angered and alarmed by the treatment by politicians and journalists of our vice president, Professor Phil Shiner of Public Interest Lawyers.

Professor Shiner has been receiving death threats and abuse as a result of his Iraq work since 2004. However, the threats and abuse increased in May and December 2014 following hostile press coverage. This negative portrayal has been intensified by ministerial statements.

These attacks are particularly significant at a time when the government wants to denounce the Human Rights Act.  We condemn all threats to human rights lawyers. Please show your support to our vice president and to human rights litigation by signing the petition:

A letter mirroring the petition has been signed by a number of high profile members of the Society and can be viewed here.


Solidarity with Phil Shiner

Download the poster (PDF).

The Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers condemns the attacks by right-wing media and politicians on our vice-president, Phil Shiner.  We have sent a letter to the Law Society asking them to do the same.

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Socialist Lawyer 69 - Coming soon!