This just in.

The Haldane Society, a society of Socialist Lawyers which has been set up to uphold the principles of justice and liberty in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, and whose current President is Michael Mansfield QC, is holding an event which hopes to clarify the Inquiry’s intentions.

The open meeting, which will be held on Tuesday 24th March, from 6.30-8.30pm, at London Metropolitan University, is, as the invitation explains, a chance to discuss how to take forward the campaign for justice for child abuse survivors. There is obviously a political flavour to this event, as the Haldane Society are Labour leaning, and the Inquiry has been put together by a Conservative government, but the meeting is still an important one.

The event will raise some interesting questions, namely:

  • Can we prevent an establishment cover up?
  • Can the Inquiry deliver justice?
  • What role for survivors?
  • What should we demand of the parties that form the new government?
  • Is Goddard a step forward from Butler-Sloss and Woolf?

The Speakers for the event are:

Phil Frampton, Founding Chair, Care Leavers Association (2000-03)
Alison Millar, Solicitor – Leigh Day
Andy Kershaw, Survivors of Forde Park
Liz Woodcraft, Barrister
If you would like to attend (and bring others with you), please email Phil with your details and those of your guests, at

Further information on the event can be found below:

Organised by The Haldane Society
Venue: Room GS235
London Metropolitan University,
16 Goulston Street (just off Middlesex Street)
London E1 7TP

Located minutes from Aldgate and Aldgate East tube stations, Goulston Street is served by the Circle, Metropolitan, District, and Hammersmith & City lines. Mainline train stations Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street are a short walk away.

Directions can be accessed by clicking here.