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.

 

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