Meet our team
Jane Campbell, Baroness Campbell of SurbitonPatron
Kate Green MPPatron
Professor the Baroness (Ruth) Lister of BurtersettPatron
Professor Paul HuntPatron
Jane Campbell, Baroness Campbell of Surbiton
Baroness Campbell was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2001. In February 2007 she was made a crossbencher life peer in February 2007. She currently Co-Chair’s the All Party Parliamentary Disability Group (APPDG). She previously served on the Joint Committee of Human Rights.
In the 1980s Baroness Campbell pioneered the development of Disability Equality Training, setting up the first national register of Disabled Equality Trainers who worked in Local Authorities throughout the country.
In 2003, Baroness Campbell was awarded an honorary doctorate in law from Bristol University. From 2006–2008 she was Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). She also served as Chair of the Disability Committee and was Commissioner of the Disability Rights Commission 2006.
Baroness Campbell co-founded and directed the National Centre for Independent living (NCIL) where she worked for six years before being appointed as the chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). In 2006 Baroness Campbell was given her first political appointment as founding Chair of the Social Care Institute and after proving she could run a large NGO it was suggested she applied to be an independent member of the Houses of Lords.
Kate Green MP
Kate Green was elected MP for Stretford and Urmston in May 2010. She is currently shadow Minister for Disabled People. Prior to her election Kate was Chief Executive of the Child Poverty Action Group, and before that Director of the National Council for One Parent Families (now Gingerbread). She is a long standing campaigner against poverty and inequality, chairs the all-party parliamentary group on poverty, and serves as a member of the Greater Manchester Poverty Commission. Kate was previously a member of the National Employment Panel which advised Ministers on labour market policies, and Chair of the London Child Poverty Commission, reporting to the Mayor of London and local councillors.
Kate also served as a magistrate for 16 years, and takes a particular interest in the experience of women in the penal system, and how best to rehabilitate them to prevent reoffending.
Professor the Baroness (Ruth) Lister of Burtersett
Baroness Ruth Lister CBE
Baroness Ruth Lister CBE is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University and a Labour peer. She is a former Director of the Child Poverty Action Group and is now its Honorary President. She served on the Commission on Social Justice, the Opsahl Commission into the Future of Northern Ireland, the Commission on Poverty, Participation and Power, the Fabian Commission on Life Chances and Child Poverty and the National Equality Panel. She is a founding Academician of the Academy for Learned Societies for the Social Sciences and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2009. She received a lifetime achievement award from the Social Policy Association in 2010.
She has published widely around poverty and social exclusion, welfare state reform, gender and citizenship. Her books include Citizenship: Feminist Perspectives (2nd ed. Palgrave, 2003); Poverty (Polity Press, 2004); Gendering Citizenship in Western Europe (with F. Williams and others, The Policy Press, 2007) and Understanding Theories and Concepts in Social Policy (The Policy Press, 2010).
Professor Paul Hunt
Professor Paul Hunt
A New Zealand and British national, Paul practised as a litigation solicitor in London before specialising in international and domestic human rights law. He has lived, and undertaken human rights work, in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the South Pacific. In the 1980s, Paul was Legal Officer of the London-based National Council for Civil Liberties (Liberty). Between 1990-1992, he was Associate Director of the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies in Banjul, Gambia. Between 1992-2000, Paul was Senior Lecturer at Waikato University, in New Zealand. In 1998, he was nominated by the Government of New Zealand and elected by the UN to serve as an independent expert on the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1999-2002). Between 2002-2008, Paul served as UN Special Rapporteur on the right to the highest attainable standard of health and, in 2008, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Nordic School of Public Health. In 2011-2012, Paul held part-time responsibilities with the World Health Organisation (Geneva), advising Assistant Director-General Dr. Flavia Bustreo on human rights issues. He is a member of the Human Rights Centre at Essex University and Adjunct Professor at Waikato University, New Zealand.
Board of Trustees
Jamie BurtonChair of the Board of Trustees
Jamie Burton is co-founder and Chair of Just Fair. He is a public lawyer with expertise in judicial review. His main areas of practise are human rights, social and clinical care, housing, social security, criminal justice and environmental law. He has acted in many cases concerning the provision of support and/or accommodation to vulnerable groups in society and has a thorough understanding of both central and local government’s responsibilities in all areas of the welfare state. He regularly advises on NHS continuing care, clinical provision, community care (including charging), clinical provision, children services, welfare benefits, homelessness, housing allocations and asylum support.
Recently Jamie spent six months working on welfare and environmental issues in India. He was involved in a group action concerning the largest anti-poverty scheme in the world (“the Right to Food”) and assisted in various claims relating to environmental damage caused by mining in south India.
For many years Jamie has presented seminars and given lectures on human rights law and judicial review and is an experienced public speaker. He has written on human rights, public and housing law. Academically Jamie is interested in achieving a greater understanding and recognition of economic and social rights in domestic jurisprudence. Jamie is a member of the Housing Lawyers Practitioner’s Association, ALBA, Environmental Law Foundation and the Critical Legal Group.
Courtenay Barklem is a Partner at McCue and Partners. He previously worked as the Human Rights Adviser at the Law Society of England and Wales. He is a qualified lawyer in England and Wales (solicitor-advocate) and California (attorney).
Courtenay has an LLM in human rights law from Birkbeck College, University of London. Courtenay is also a member of the Law Society’s Human Rights Committee, advisory board of the American Bar Association’s Business and Human Rights Project and the Lawyers’ Advisory Committee of Peace Brigades International.
Alice Donald has been a Trustee of Just Fair since 2012. She is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and PhD (Law) programme leader at Middlesex University. Alice’s teaching focuses on the European Convention on Human Rights and on economic, social and cultural rights. She pursues socio-legal research on the implementation of human rights judgments and decisions and the relationship between human rights and democracy. She is co-author (with Philip Leach) of Parliaments and the European Court of Human Rights (OUP, 2016) and co-editor (with Carla Buckley and Philip Leach) of Towards Convergence in International Human Rights Law: Approaches of Regional and International Systems (Brill, 2016). Among her research reports is one on how human rights have been used to develop new conceptions of poverty and new approaches to tackling it (Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2009).
The first phase of Alice’s career spanned 15 years as a journalist, editor and commissioner in the BBC World Service, specialising in East Asian affairs.
Jon Knight is a Regional Director at St John Ambulance. He previously worked as the Head of Fundraising at the RNLI and as a manager in the Leisure Industry.
Jon is alumni of Cranfield University. He is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and a Mentor supporting homeless people back to work with the House of St Barnabas. He brings his fundraising and organisational development experience and great passion for social justice.
Vyaj Lovejoy is a human rights lawyer focusing on housing, immigration and asylum law. Her work and career is fuelled by her commitment to national and international human rights and protecting those who are most vulnerable. She undertakes extensive voluntary work at grassroot level alongside her practice.
She has volunteered at Greenwich Housing Rights for a number of years, representing defendants to possession claims at court who would otherwise be unrepresented. She also volunteers with Hackney Winter Night Shelter advising homeless people on their housing and immigration cases. She previously volunteered with the Equality and Diversity Forum promoting equality through advocacy and collaboration between network organisations. Other charities she volunteers with include: Bail for Immigration Detainees, University of Law’s Legal Advice Centre and the Colombia Caravana – a group of international lawyers that monitor the human rights abuses faced by legal professionals in Colombia.
Vyaj has a long-standing commitment to Economic, Social and Cultural rights. Her LLB dissertation examined the nature and scope of the right to food under Article 11 of International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Bruck Teshome holds degrees from Addis Ababa University (LLB), Hebrew University (LLM, International Law with a focus on International Trade) and University of Essex (LLM, International Human Rights Law). He has worked as a diplomat, taught law, and was a guest researcher for the Hebrew University in Jerusalem on the topic of periodic reporting to UN Human Rights Treaty Monitoring Bodies. He has held a variety of posts in the voluntary sector in the UK and Ethiopia and currently works as a consultant.
His interest is on the nexus of international business and trade and the discourse of rights – international as well as constitutional. He has written on the policies of economic development with a focus on the horn of Africa and consults international investors and businesses on the topic of investment and development in the same region.
Koldo CaslaPolicy Director
Imogen Richmond-BishopCommunications, Research and Advocacy Manager
Stacey LambGrowth and Operations Manager
Anya BonnerNorth East Regional Coordinator
Koldo joined Just Fair’s team four days after the Brexit referendum in June 2016.
He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute of Health & Society of Newcastle University (since 2017), and a researcher on housing, health and education for Amnesty International in Spain (since 2014).
Previously, Koldo had been the coordinator of “Rainbow Has”, a European project on the prevention of homophobic bullying in schools (2013-2014), and worked as the Chief of Staff of Ararteko, the Human Rights Commissioner of the Parliament of the Basque Country, Spain (2011-2013).
Koldo holds a PhD in European and International Studies from King’s College London, a Fulbright MA in International Studies from the University of Denver, a MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex, and a LLB in International and European Law from the University of the Basque Country.
Imogen joined Just Fair in August of 2018. As well as being the communications, research, and advocacy manager for Just Fair she is also the Right to Food project coordinator for Sustain the Alliance for Better food and farming.
Prior to this, Imogen has worked across the Middle East, Europe, and South America in roles that include human rights monitoring and coordinating legal and medical support to unaccompanied refugee children.
Stacey joined Just Fair in August 2018. She is also the Programme Coordinator of the Litigant in Person Support Strategy, working as part of a national partnership to improve the experience of people facing the legal process alone. Before that, Stacey was Administration and Volunteer Coordinator at the Bar Pro Bono Unit, supporting and training the largest pool of volunteers at the National Pro Bono Centre. She has fundraised for UNICEF, The London Legal Support Trust and is a former Amicus intern, having assisted in two capital cases in Maryland, USA.
Stacey completed the Graduate Diploma in Law in 2016, before studying FinTech at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Anya joined Just Fair in January 2019. Previously Anya has worked for Anne Frank Trust UK helping young people to identify and challenge prejudice and discrimination in all its forms. Anya has also worked for Holocaust Memorial Day Trust supporting people all over the North East of England to commemorate the lives lost or changed through genocide, and to promote a safer, better future.