John Wadham is a solicitor and Group Director of the Legal Directorate of the new Equality and Human Rights Commission. He is the author of a number of other publications including the Blackstone's Guides to the Human Rights Act, the Freedom of Information Act and the Identity Cards Act. He was previously the Deputy Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission and, before that, the Director of Liberty (the human rights organisation). He has acted for clients in most of the courts and tribunals in this country, including in the Court of Appeal and House of Lords but he specialised in cases before the European Commission and Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
David Ruebain has been a practising solicitor for 20 years. He is currently the Director of Legal Policy at the Equality and Human Rights Commission and previously headed a department of Education and Disability law with Levenes Solicitors. David is also an ADR Group Accredited Mediator and a founding member of The Times Newspaper Law Panel. David has published widely and taught nationally and internationally on education and disability law. He is the winner of RADAR's People of the Year Award for Achievement in the Furtherance of Human Rights of Disabled People in the UK, 2002 and was shortlisted for the Law Society's Gazette Centenary Award for Lifetime Achievement - Human Rights, in November 2003. In August 2006, he was listed as one of 25 Most Influential Disabled People in the UK by Disability Now Magazine.
Anthony Robinson is a solicitor and non practising barrister and is the Director of Casework & Litigation at the ECHR. He was previously the Legal Director at the Commission for Racial Equality and prior to that worked in local government and in a law centre. He has a professional interest in equality and human rights as well as his previous areas of practice in education law, coroners law, public law and employment & pensions. He has acted in many notable cases in the tribunals as well as in all levels of the court system including the Court of Appeal and House of Lords.
Susie Uppal is a solicitor and the Director of Legal Enforcement of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Prior to joining the EHRC in 2008, Susie spent a number of years as a solicitor in private practice. In 2003 Susie joined the Law Society, the regulatory body for Solicitors in England and Wales, to investigate members of the profession suspected of serious misconduct and/or breaches of the Society's Rules and Regulations. In 2006 Susie was appointed Head of Enforcement (Legal) for the Gambling Commission (GC), a non departmental public body established under the Gambling Act 2005. She was instrumental in establishing the GC's enforcement functions. During her time with the GC she became a member of the Whitehall Prosecutors Group and Government National Investigators Group. In her current role with the EHRC Susie is responsible for the Commission's Enforcement teams developing Enforcement policy and having overall conduct of the Commission's Enforcement actions.