Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – Benjamin Franklin

As an international lawyer, author and speaker, I have worked on some of the most challenging legal and political issues of our time including human rights and security, combating corruption in the developing world, protecting human rights at borders, the human rights impact of climate change on small island states, privacy, cybersecurity, disinformation, data protection and neurotech. My experience includes both judicial, and oversight roles in the UK and internationally.

I have particular expertise on tech ethics and neuroscience through the lens of human rights, bringing both legal skills and a background in philosophy to the key ethical questions of our time.

My opinion pieces appear regularly in national and international media, I am an expert contributor on human rights related topics for both television and radio and an engaging speaker and trainer on human rights, technology and the law.

My book “Freedom to Think: The Long Struggle to Liberate our Minds” is due out on 7 April 2022 with Atlantic Books and available to pre-order now via Waterstones, Amazon, Australia: Trade Paperback, and Hardback.

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My clients, include private companies, governments, international organisations, NGO’s and think-tanks who seek me out for accessible expert advice, training and analysis on:

  • Human rights, ethics, AI and technology
  • International human rights law and public international law
  • Human rights policy and advocacy

Services include:

  • strategic advice and consultancy
  • research and expert advice
  • public speaking
  • training

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