Luke Clements

Luke Clements is the Cerebra Professor of Law at Leeds University and is a solicitor.


Luke Clements is the Cerebra Professor of Law and Social Justice at the School of Law, Leeds University.
Luke is also a solicitor with Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Ltd. He has had conduct of many cases before the European Commission and Court of Human Rights.  In 1996 he was the solicitor who took the first Roma case to reach the Strasbourg Court Buckley v. UK (1996)

He has helped draft and promote a number of Parliamentary Bills aimed at improving the rights of people experiencing social exclusion – including Bills that became the Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995 and the Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004. In 2013 he was the Special Adviser to the Parliamentary Committee that scrutinised the draft Bill that resulted in the Care Act 2014.

Luke’s academic research and litigation experience is primarily concerned with the rights of people who experience social exclusion, including disabled people and their carers.

Luke has written widely. Details of his books and articles (and links to many) can be found on the Publications page.

Help needed

Projects / ideas on which help would be welcome include:
1. Research / editing support for materials posted on this site’s ‘resource’ pages; and
2. Advice on grant making bodies / individuals who may be able to support: (a) Luke’s research group at Leeds; (b) students on low incomes taking postgraduate programmes in Law & Social Justice; and/or (c) the final development of – ie someone with Word Press skills.