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Meet the Open Justice team

The Open Justice team manage the Open Justice Centre and activities. You can find out more about the team members below.

Jon-Paul Knight

Jon-Paul Knight, Open Justice Centre Manager

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.

Hugh McFaul

Hugh McFaul, Lecturer in Law

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 Ryan

Francine Ryan, Lecturer in Law

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 Lloyd Bright

Keren Lloyd Bright, Senior Lecturer in Law

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.

Dr Neil Graffin

Dr Neil Graffin, Lecturer in Law

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.

Liz Hardie, Lecturer in Law and Student Experience Manager

Liz is a lecturer and Student Experience Manager on W360, with particular responsibility for the tutors on the module. She also tutors on W360. Liz originally qualified as a solicitor and specialised in family and education claims. She now works for the Open University and is particularly interested in online learning and reflective practice. As a member of the Open Justice team Liz is one of the supervising solicitors in the law clinic and leads the Open Justice policy clinic.

Upcoming Events

Oct 17

Student Hub Live - Effective online communication skills

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00

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Oct 23

Student Hub Live - Academic writing skills

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00

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Oct 30

Student Hub Live - Critical thinking and writing

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00

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