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School of Law

Jenny Knox


PhD Student



Thesis Title

The use of legal mobilisation by the anti-austerity social movement in England and Wales.


Professor Lizzie Barmes and Professor Kate Malleson

Summary of Research

There is growing evidence that the government’s austerity programme is impacting the poorest regions of England along with the most vulnerable members of society disproportionately. It is against this background that this research revisits the potential of legal mobilisation as the anti-austerity movement attempts to minimise the negative effects of austerity, contest aspects of the austerity programme and promote broader institutional reforms. 


Jenny is a non-practising solicitor (England and Wales). During her time in practice at a Legal 500 law firm, she worked as a commercial litigation solicitor. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and currently a principal lecturer at BPP University Law School, teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of Criminal Law and Constitutional and Administrative Law.

Jenny received an LLM in Human Rights Law with distinction from Queens University Belfast and an LLB with first class honours from University College London.


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