Natalie Byrom

Natalie Byrom

Natalie is Head of Marketing for lacuna.org.uk. She is also a regular contributor to Lacuna. Natalie is a Doctoral Researcher based at the University of Warwick and has a particular interest in issues of social justice and the evolving role of academia in society.

Two Tales from the Tribunal

On entering the court buildings, visitors must pass through security checks, including a body scan, before scaling a steep flight of stairs that leads to an atrium. The atrium is full of people: standing, perching on hard plastic seats and otherwise milling about. Many of them are awaiting trials for criminal cases. The atmosphere, if not exactly threatening, is certainly intimidating.