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Helen Dewdney and barrister Christian Weaver – your rights

This week I spoke to Christian Weaver on  The Complaining Cow Consumer Show on East London Radio.

Christian Weaver

Christian Weaver headshotChristian is a barrister at Garden Court North Chambers, a leading human rights law firm. He regularly represents clients whose rights are at risk.

He previously worked at INQUEST and volunteered at Liberty and Nottingham Law School’s Legal Advice Clinic.

Back in 2018, Christian was worried about the increasing number of people being stopped and searched. Wanting to make a difference and help inform people of their rights he created the YouTube series ‘The Law in 60 Seconds’. The law is made accessible through these videos which have been viewed thousands of times, and featured on BBC News, The Guardian and the i newspaper. He has now developed the idea into a book.

Twitter: @ChristianKamali

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Discussing your rights

I discussed with Christian the importance of knowing your rights and making the law accessible. We explored a variety of topics. This included, stop and search, housing, drugs and alcohol, domestic violence, and a little known fact about Hackney cabs. We also talked about even giving people their rights that they may be scared to search for on Google, for a variety of reasons.

Christian discusses with me how he came to start writing the book and the importance of making the law accessible.

We reference Leducate, an educational charity supporting teachers and pupils. It promotes an understanding of everyday legal rights among secondary school-aged students in England and Wales.

Christian has also written four guest blog posts for The Complaining Cow website:

3 things you need to look for when signing a tenancy

What you are entitled to when moving into a rented property

What are your rights regarding tenancy deposits?

How to complain about poor rental accommodation conditions .

Christian Weaver and The Complaining Cow on East London Radio

Christian Weaver and Helen Dewdney


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