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Does being watched change how justice is done? The role and function of observers in trials, inquests, family courts and tribunals


A panel of leading journalists, lawyers and campaigners discuss the role of the independent observer in court and whether their presence can affect the way proceedings are managed or the eventual outcome.

Watch the recorded webinar below or Add to Cart and complete checkout (you will not be charged) to receive the download to watch offline.

Webinar details
  • Recorded  Thursday 21st January 2021
  • Duration: 67 mins
  • Free to watch - though if you find it useful, please think about donating to our friends at Advocate, the free representation charity.
  • Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC: human rights and media specialist barrister, Doughty St Chambers
  • Dr George Julian: knowledge transfer consultant and live tweeter of inquests
  • Prof Celia Kitzinger and Gill Loomes-Quinn: Open Justice Court of Protection Project
  • Lucy Reed: children barrister, St John’s Chambers, chair of The Transparency Project
  • Louise Tickle: journalist, director of Scrutiny
  • Nick Wallis: investigative journalist, the Post Office trial
  • Dr Sara Ryan: mother of Connor Sparrowhawk, campaigner, Justice for Laughing Boy

This webinar was broadcast as part of the Law, Justice and the Spaces Between series.  


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