The Open Justice team manage the Open Justice Centre and activities. You can find out more about the team members below.
Jon-Paul is the manager of the Open Justice Centre and most recently worked as a Project Manager on the new LLB production. He is responsible for coordinating the work of Open Justice, and supports the work of the Law Clinic and the public legal education activities.
Emma originally qualified as a solicitor and dealt with both contentious and non-contentious construction and technical contract claims. She also undertook pro bono work, including mentoring law students at a local law clinic. Her research interests focus on the role of emotion and wellbeing within legal education and legal practice.
Hugh is a lecturer in law and a non-practising barrister. He is responsible for the operation and supervision of the Open Justice Public Legal Education activities. Hugh is currently chair of W360 Justice in action.
Francine originally qualified as a solicitor and specialised in complex litigation claims. She was involved in pro bono work supervising trainee solicitors at a local law clinic. Francine is responsible for managing the Law Clinic. Her research interests focus on legal education in particular online learning and the impact technology is having on the legal profession.
Keren originally qualified as a solicitor and dealt with contentious and non-contentious business law in a media context (employment, defamation, company and commercial). Keren is responsible for the Open Justice prison projects. Her research interests are diverse and include legal ethics; cultural property; and prison-based public legal education.
Neil is a Lecturer in Law at the Open University, specialising in human rights and asylum law. Neil is particularly interested in the role that law students and legal educators have in advancing social justice through pro-bono public legal education (PLE). Within the Open Justice team, Neil co-ordinates online PLE activities, the Open Justice week, PLE activities in schools and secure environments, the Open Justice blog, and the Freedom Law Clinic, as well as a number of other activities.