News - Top Human Rights Lawyer Saimo Chahal Keynote Speaker at Black Letter Law 2012 Launch
|07 Nov, 2012|
BLD launches Black Letter Law 2012 on 8th November 2012 at the global law firm, Baker & McKenzie. The book is sponsored for the third year in a row by The Law Society.
The keynote speaker is the top human rights and civil liberties lawyer Saimo Chahal, partner at Bindmans LLP.
Saimo Chahal recently represented Tony Nicklinson, a Locked-in Syndrome sufferer, who went to the High Court in a bid to end his life with the help of a doctor. He died of natural causes on 22 August 2012. Her other high-profile cases include that of Debbie Purdy, a Multiple Sclerosis sufferer in favour of whom the House of Lords ruled and as a result of which the Director of Public Prosecutions issued a new policy for prosecutors on assisted suicide.