Luke Clements is the Cerebra Professor of Law at Leeds University where he has a Chair in Law and Social Justice.
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 travellers, disabled people and their carers.
He has written widely; his books (jointly written) include: Disabled Children:
A Legal Handbook (Legal Action Group) 2016; Community Care and the Law (Legal Action Group 6th ed) 2017; and Carers and their Rights (Carers UK) 2016.
For full details visit the Publications page.