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CPDcast contributors

Tooks Chambers are one of a number of organisations whose legal professionals contribute their expertise to our CPDcasts. CPDcasts are 30 minute downloadable Legal CPD Podcasts, each of which cover a specific CPD topic in extensive detail.

The following legal experts from Tooks Chambers contribute to our CPDcasts:

Hugh Southey QC


Tooks Chambers was founded at the height of the Miners' Strike and much of their early work was defending miners wrongly accused of riot and affray. Now a large, modern chambers, Tooks specialises in advice and representation across a wide range of civil and criminal law, but it is still driven by a profound belief in the defence of human rights and civil liberties for all and the democratic importance of an independent Bar.

Members of Tooks Chambers maintain a high profile appearing in some of the most public inquests criminal trials and inquiries in recent years:

  • The Orgreave miners
  • The New Cross Fire
  • The Marchioness Disaster
  • The Lockerbie, Omagh and Dublin Monaghan bombings
  • The Birmingham Six, Bradford 12 and the Newham 7 against the National Front
  • The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry
  • The Princess Diana and De Menezes inquests
  • The Bloody Sunday Inquiry

Members also write and lecture extensively, contribute to legal journals and conferences, appear on radio and television and  are active in groups such as Amicus, Legal Action Group, Liberty, Justice, Redress, Rights of Women, The Civil Rights Movement, The Fawcett Society, Haldane Society, The Society of Black Lawyers, and The Society of Labour Lawyers. Twenty-five years on their' commitment to access to justice for the most vulnerable and marginalised individuals and groups in society has never been stronger.

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