Matthew Ryder QC, former Deputy Mayor of London to Sadiq Khan, is a leading barrister at Matrix chambers. He is a graduate of Cambridge University (LLB Hons) and Columbia University, New York (LLM).
In this talk he reflects on the links and limits of political activism and legal advocacy, from the perspective of an eventful 30-year career at the Bar. He is one of the most well-known black barristers in the UK and has been involved in numerous high profile political and human rights cases. His former clients include the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence and journalists working with US whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
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