‘‘We Are a Group of Feminist Lawyers Doing What We Can’’: An Interview with Emma Scott, Director of Rights of Women

Camplin, H. and Scott, E. 2015. ‘‘We Are a Group of Feminist Lawyers Doing What We Can’’: An Interview with Emma Scott, Director of Rights of Women. Feminist Legal Studies. 23 (3), pp. 319-328. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10691-015-9299-z

Title‘‘We Are a Group of Feminist Lawyers Doing What We Can’’: An Interview with Emma Scott, Director of Rights of Women
TypeJournal article
AuthorsCamplin, H. and Scott, E.
Abstract

Rights of Women attracted much UK media attention in late 2014 by bringing a judicial review that challenged the reduced provisions for family law legal aid available for victims of domestic violence: R (On the Application of Rights
of Women) v The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice [2015] EWHC 35 (Admin). In June 2015, within Rights of Women’s 40th anniversary year, Hannah Camplin interviewed the organisation’s Director Emma Scott about the
decision to bring the judicial review, the advantages and challenges of the judicial review process, and the experience of strategic litigation within the context of Rights of Women’s long history of campaigning for women’s rights. What emerged is a portrait of a feminist organisation in 2015, and, in a fast changing political and financial landscape, the dual importance of collaborative working and the need for
flexibility in service provision and campaigning tools.

KeywordsJudicial review Legal aid Rights of Women Women affected by violence
JournalFeminist Legal Studies
Journal citation23 (3), pp. 319-328
ISSN1572-8455
Year2015
PublisherSpringer
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/s10691-015-9299-z
Web address (URL)https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10691-015-9299-z
Publication dates
Published08 Oct 2015

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