In this TV interview by Renegade Inc as part of their Meet the Renegades series, Leslie Thomas QC of Garden Court Chambers assesses what can happen when a community faces constant disenfranchisement.
As the QC representing the family of Mark Duggan, Leslie Thomas QC discusses the root causes that led to the riots after the police shooting of Mark Duggan, and the tensions that still exist between communities and the police force.
Leslie speaks about his experience representing the family of Christi and Bobby Shepherd, the two children who tragically died of carbon monoxide poisoning on a Thomas Cook holiday.
And he reflects on his motivations for joining the legal profession driven by the injustices he witnessed around him growing up in south London.
‘Meet the Renegades’ interviews the leading progressive commentators from across academia, the arts and business to discuss their views on the political and social landscape.