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Professor Stephen Hardy

Stephen Hardy was appointed to the Social Security Advisory Committee in January 2024. Stephen is a Professor of Law and the Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law & Politics at the University of Hull.

Stephen has published widely in employment and social security law. Formerly, he was a practising Barrister, specialising in employment, commercial and public law and is an Academic Associate of 33 Bedford Row Chambers.

Since 2011 has been a fee-paid Judge of the Social Entitlement Chamber. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Professor Stephen Hardy reflects on joining SSAC with ‘an insider view’

Professor Stephen Hardy visiting a Job Centre with SSAC colleague Daphne Hall.

As an academic, researching into employment and social security law, I often found myself looking at the wealth of work undertaken by the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) from the outside. Therefore, when they advertised for new Committee members with legal …