Joint Enterprise, evidence of Gang Affiliation, Rap & Drill, the Gang’s Matrix, US v UK

This is our fourth and final Fighting Racial Injustice training on joint enterprise, gang affiliation, rap and drill, the Gang's Matrix, and the US v UK landscapes.

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This seminar took place on 21 June 2022. For more detailed practical advice and information, check out our full legal guide on rap and drill.


Aika Stephenson (Chair), Co-founder & Legal Director, Just for Kids Law

Aika is the co-founder and legal director of Just for Kids Law. Aika is a solicitor and youth justice expert with many years’ experience representing young people in criminal proceedings and particularly those with Special Educational Needs.

Keir Monteith QC, Queen’s counsel, Garden Court Chambers

Keir Monteith QC is a member of Garden Court Chambers and is a highly sought-after leading silk who represents clients facing heavyweight criminal allegations. He has defended in numerous murders, industrial-scale Class A drug importations, high profile National Crime Agency cases, £100M frauds, multi-million-pound confiscations and heavily armed Organised Crime Group conspiracies.

Eithne Quinn, Author - Nuthin' but a "G" Thang: The Culture and Commerce of Gangsta Rap (Columbia University Press, 2005)

Eithne Quinn is a Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Manchester. She is the author of Nuthin' but a "G" Thang: The Culture and Commerce of Gangsta Rap (Columbia, 2005) and led the Arts & Humanities Research Council project Prosecuting Rap: Criminal Justice and UK Black Youth Expressive Culture (2020-21).

Lana Adamou, Solicitor, Liberty

Lana specialises in challenging discriminatory police powers, and unfairness in the criminal justice system. She has helped a wide-range of clients to uphold their human rights and civil liberties, including bereaved families, protestors, over-policed young people, and victims of serious crime.

Zehrah Hasan, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers

Zehrah has been a tenant at Garden Court Chambers since October 2020. She practises in public, human rights, immigration and asylum law – with a particular specialism in representing survivors of gender-based violence, trafficking and exploitation.

Kusai Rahal, Head of Youth Support, The 4Front Project

Kusai Rahal is the Head of Youth Support at The 4Front Project, a member-led youth organisation empowering young people and communities to fight for justice, peace and freedom. Kusai has significant experience working directly with children and young people affected by violence and the criminal justice system. His work also focuses on supporting young men mentalise and develop their emotional capacity to process adversity and trauma.