A Barrister by background, she was called to the Bar in 1994 and worked as a lawyer in the Home Office from 1996 until 2001 for Governments of both persuasions.
Since becoming Liberty’s Director she has written, spoken and broadcast widely on the importance of the post-WW2 human rights framework as an essential component of democratic society.
Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University and a Visiting Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford in addition to being
a Master of the Bench of Middle Temple. She was also one of six
independent assessors advising Lord Justice Leveson in his Public Inquiry into the
Culture, Practice and Ethics of the UK Press.