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Advisors

  • Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon
    MacKinnon pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment and, with Andrea Dworkin, created ordinances recognizing pornography as a civil rights violation and the Swedish model (Equality Model) for abolishing prostitution. The Supreme Court of Canada has largely accepted her approaches ...
  • Heather Brooke
    Heather Brooke is an award-winning investigative journalist originally from the US now based in London. She began her career as a crime reporter in South Carolina. Years later, her investigate journalism and legal action against the British Parliament led ...
  • Mandu Reid Leader of the UK Women's Equality Party
    When she took the helm at the Women’s Equality Party in 2019, Mandu Reid became the first person of colour to lead a national political party in British history. She has lead campaigns to: challenge misogyny and racism in policing; ...
  • Jo Maugham KC Good Law Project founder
    Jo Maugham KC founded Good Law Project back in 2017, without a single big backer and no staff. Under his leadership, the organisation has gone from strength to strength, raising millions of pounds to fund strategic litigation and winning landmark ...
  • Professor David B. Oppenheimer
    Professor David B. Oppenheimer is a Clinical Professor of Law, the Director of the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law, and the Faculty Co-Director of the Pro Bono Program at Berkeley Law. He was the founding director of the ...
  • Anthony Metzer KC
    Anthony Metzer KC is a highly regarded silk known for his committed and forensically-detailed approach to his practice. He specialises in crime; immigration; claimant civil actions against the police; defamation; and inquests. Anthony was awarded Bar Pro Bono QC of ...
  • Dr Emma Katz
    Dr Emma Katz, Ph.D., is an award-winning, internationally-renowned expert in domestic abuse and coercive control, whose work has influenced policy and professional practice in the UK and globally. Dr Katz’s book, Coercive Control in Children’s and Mothers’ Lives (2022, Oxford University Press) is ...
  • Dr Halliki Voolma
    Dr Halliki Voolma is a leader in gender equality policy and gender mainstreaming in the Secretariat of the European Commission’s inaugural Taskforce on Equality. She brings a decade of experience in strategic coordination, policy development and legal and political ...
  • Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
    Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu is a political & women’s rights activist, taught intersectional feminism to female refugees and asylum seekers; scrutinizes government policies from a gender and diversity inclusion perspective; and co-organises women’s marches and social campaigns. She is also a New York Attorney ...
  • Natasha Rattu
    Natasha Rattu is the Executive Director at Karma Nirvana, leading the charity towards its strategic vision of ending Honour Based Abuse in the UK. Natasha has dedicated her career to supporting victims and survivors and has more than 15 years’ ...
  • Dr Annemarie Middelburg
    Dr Annemarie Middelburg is a consultant from the Netherlands with unique expertise on women’s rights and the practice Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). Annemarie has a background in International Public Law & Human Rights. She received her LLM degree at ...
  • Payzee Mahmod
    Payzee Mahmod is a British Kurd. She campaigns to raise awareness about and to end child marriage, FGM, virginity testing and hymenoplasty, drawing on her own lived experiences & the loss of her sister Banaz, in a so called ‘honour’ ...
  • Dr Leyla Hussein
    Dr Leyla Hussein is a psychotherapist, specialising in supporting survivors of sexual abuse. She is an international lecturer on female genital mutilation (FGM) and speaker on gender rights. She is recognised as one of the key experts on this issue ...
  • Dr Ann Olivarius
    Dr. Ann Olivarius is the Chair and Senior Partner of McAllister Olivarius, and Managing Partner of its sister firm, AO Advocates. Ann has over 30 years’ experience as a lawyer, financier, philanthropist, writer, and advisor to public figures. With a ...
  • Dr Adrienne Barnett
    Dr Adrienne Barnett was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1981 and practised at the independent Bar in London for over 30 years, for most of which she specialised in Family Law, primarily representing parents and ...
  • Janet Fyle
    Janet Fyle, MBE, MA, RN, RM, is a Registered Midwife, Registered Nurse, and an accredited Expert Witness. She is currently employed at the Royal College of Midwives as a Professional Policy Advisor, where she leads on issues relating to violence ...
  • Ciara Bergman Campaign Advisor: Ending the Presumption of Child Contact with Abusive Parents
    Ciara Bergman is an independent consultant who has over 20 years of experience in the Violence Against Women and Girls sector, focused on developing and improving responses to domestic abuse perpetrators and survivors. Ciara has extensive experience of direct work ...
  • Jenny Beck KC (Hons) Campaign Advisor: Ending the Presumption of Child Contact with Abusive Parents
    Jenny Beck is an award-winning family lawyer and founding director of Beck Fitzgerald, a niche Central London family practice. She is the Private Law representative on the Family Justice Council and Chair of the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory Board. She ...
  • Natalie Page Campaign Advisor: Ending the Presumption of Child Contact with Abusive Parents
    Natalie Page is the director of Survivor Family Network and founder of #thecourtsaid, the largest support and campaigning organisation for survivors involved in family court proceedings internationally. She has appeared in many media campaigns, including Channel 4’s documentary “Torn Apart: ...
  • Dr Rachael Grey Campaign Advisor: Ending the Presumption of Child Contact with Abusive Parents
    Dr Rachael Grey is the founder and CEO of Project Lighthouse, the UK’s first digital person-centred trauma-informed therapeutic support community for female survivors of domestic abuse and child removal. She is currently a research associate at Lancaster University, working on ...
  • Dr Jessica Taylor Campaign Advisor: Ending the Presumption of Child Contact with Abusive Parents
    Dr Jessica Taylor is a working-class feminist author, lecturer, speaker, and researcher with a PhD in forensic psychology. She is the founder and director of VictimFocus, and in 2019, she was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts ...
  • Verona Taylor-Blackford Campaign Advisor: Ending the Presumption of Child Contact with Abusive Parents
    Verona Taylor-Blackford is the Senior Public Affairs and Policy Officer at SafeLives. SafeLives is a UK-wide charity dedicated to changing the response to domestic abuse by working with organisations across the UK. In 2022 alone, nearly 25,000 professionals received their ...

Ambassadors

  • Jess Phillips MP Campaign Ambassador: Ending the Presumption of Child Contact with Abusive Parents
    Jess Phillips MP is a dynamic politician and dedicated activist, serving as the Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley since 2015. Exemplifying a passion for justice, she has emerged as a leading voice in the fight against violence against women and ...
  • Kate Kniveton MP Campaign Ambassador: Ending the Presumption of Child Contact with Abusive Parents
    Kate Kniveton is the Member of Parliament for Burton and Uttoxeter. She was elected in 2019 with the constituency’s largest share of the vote since 1935, with 29,560 votes. She is an officer for the All Party-Parliamentary Groups on Domestic ...
  • Apsana Begum MP Campaign Ambassador: Ending the Presumption of Child Contact with Abusive Parents
    Apsana Begum is the Member of Parliament for Poplar and Limehouse. She is committed to fighting for the rights of workers, including those who are women, disabled and from Black and Minority Ethnic, migrant and LGBTQ+ backgrounds. She has been ...
  • Tamar Nwafor Campaign Ambassador: Ending the Presumption of Child Contact with Abusive Parents
    Tamar Barrett (LLB) is a lived-experience leader who advocates for the voiceless. She is an elected Councillor for Thornton Heath at Croydon Council, author of the Lioness Uncaged and founder of the Lioness Circle, a specialist ‘by and for’ grassroots ...
  • Dr Elizabeth Dalgarno Campaign Ambassador: Ending the Presumption of Child Contact with Abusive Parents
    Dr Elizabeth Dalgarno is a Lecturer in Health Sciences at the University of Manchester. She is the Director, Founder and Research and Development lead of SHERA. She provides training and consultation to different institutions, such as domestic abuse organisations and ...
  • Leigh Campaign Ambassador: Ending the Presumption of Child Contact with Abusive Parents
    Leigh is a mother, a survivor of domestic abuse and has a lived experience of the family court system. Since her perpetrator went to prison, she has worked hard to support other women who have had similar experiences. Leigh has ...
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