The AJC hosted a webinar ‘Falling through the Gaps’ on the Windrush scandal on 29 September. The webinar explored the administration of the Windrush compensation scheme; the difficulties faced by claimants; and looked at different redress mechanisms including independent reviews by the Adjudicator and the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. The webinar was chaired by Robert Thomas, Professor of Public Law at Manchester University and the panelists included: Rob Behrens, Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman; Helen MeGarry, Independent Reviewer to the Compensation Scheme; Martin Forde QC, Independent Advisor to the Compensation Scheme; Jacqueline McKenzie, Director at Centre for Migration Advice and Research and McKenzie Beute and Pope; Holly Stow, Windrush Compensation Scheme Paralegal, North Kensington Law Centre and Anna Steiner, Solicitor and Senior Lecturer, Westminster University.
There was an excellent turnout and attendees heard thought-providing presentations; we are grateful to everyone who took the time to ask questions based on the experiences of those directly affected by the scandal. A recording of the webinar can be accessed via this link: https://ajc-justice.co.uk/events/webinar-recordings/