5SAH have collaborated with Black Cultural Archives (BCA) in a series of video-podcasts called, Black Futures: The Legal Perspective, which gives a legal outlook on important topics in support of BCA.
In this video, Windrush: A Very British Scandal, Deputy Head of Chambers and barrister, Maria Scotland MCIArb speaks of her own personal Windrush experience, alongside legal insight from Barrister, Gemma Rose.
The topic of Windrush triggers an important timeline of events. Did you know on 28 November in 2017, The Guardian highlighted attempts to deny the rights of Commonwealth citizens to remain in UK? Paulette Wilson (1956-2020), Windrush Scandal Campaigner, lived in the UK for more than half a century and spoke to The Guardian about her treatment at the hands of the Home Office. The government had threatened to send her to Jamaica – a country she had not seen since she left at the age of 10, which led her to fight her own deportation. Paulette’s story is just one of many ongoing fights for justice for Windrush.
Look out for our other video-podcasts in the Black Futures: The Legal Perspective series on our videos and podcasts page.
Maria Scotland practices exclusively in family law with a specialism in high-end/ big money financial remedy applications and (private law) children work. Maria is a qualified arbitrator in financial matters. She accepts instructions to act through a solicitor or directly from members of the public on a Direct Access basis. Maria is ranked in the Legal 500 in family law (including divorce & financial remedy). She is one of the leading family law juniors, is the deputy-head of 5SAH Chambers, and joint head of the Family Team at 5SAH.
Gemma Rose is a barrister practising in criminal, proceeds of crime, family and extradition proceedings. She is recognised in the Legal 500 as a Rising star in her proceeds of crime and asset forfeiture work.