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The Hearing: Season 2, Episode 16, with S Chelvan

In episode 16 of Thomson Reuters Legal UK & Ireland’s podcast series, The Hearing, host Kevin Poulter sits down with S Chelvan, Barrister at No5 Barristers Chambers in London.

Throughout a personal, frank and thought-provoking discussion, Chelvan, who is one of the UK’s leading human rights and discrimination barristers, speaks at length about his Sri Lankan roots and his homosexuality, activism work—and his career journey so far.

Listen to the podcast below, or download it on iTunes or Spotify.

The Hearing is a new legal podcast from Thomson Reuters, providing an unprecedented view into the most interesting people and topics in and around the legal profession. Hosted by Kevin Poulter, The Hearing is sometimes serious, sometimes irreverent but always an informative, insightful and entertaining conversation. Find out more here.


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