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Jenny Knox

 Jenny Knox

Postgraduate Research Student


Thesis Title

Public Interest Law in the United Kingdom


Professor Lizzie Barmes and Professor Kate Malleson

Summary of Research

The public interest law movement uses the law strategically to achieve social change. There has been a growth in public interest law in the United Kingdom in the last fifty years, however the sustainability of many public interest law groups are in jeopardy due to diminishing and changing funding sources. This thesis examines how effective the public interest law movement in the UK is in securing lasting change for socially disadvantaged groups in light of the challenges these groups face.


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 lecturer in law and teaches 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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