School of Law

Jenny Knox

 Jenny Knox

Postgraduate Research Student

Email: j.m.knox@qmul.ac.uk

Thesis Title

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

Supervisors

Professor Lizzie Barmes and Professor Kate Malleson

Summary of Research

There is growing evidence that the UK’s austerity programme is impacting the poorest regions of England and Wales 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.

Biography

Jenny is a non-practicing solicitor (England and Wales). During her time in practice at a Legal 500 law firm, she worked as a commercial litigation solicitor. She is currently a senior lecturer in law, 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.