EVENT: RSA – Why People Do Bad Things

Posted May 11th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘What informs our views on crime? Why do myths prevail across the political spectrum? How can we begin to understand crime for what it is – as a risk that can be managed and, more importantly, reduced?’

Date: Thursday 19th May 2016, 1.00-2.00pm

Location: Great Room Auditorium, RSA House

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: LSE – A Right to Be Believed? Testimony in Sexual Abuse Cases

Posted May 10th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Sexual offences have frequently gone unpunished because victims have not been believed. This stands in the way of justice and constitutes an additional wrong; according to one victim, not being believed by the police ‘was almost worse than the rape itself’. In light of this, many have called for a ‘right to be believed’. But how can this be reconciled with the principle of ‘innocent until proven guilty’? And when, if at all, do we have a right that someone should believe our testimony? Our panel—a philosopher, a barrister, and a legal theorist—will debate these questions.’

Date: 16th May 2016, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE London, WC2A 3LJ

Charge: Free

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EVENT: IALS – Judgecraft and the Emotions

Posted April 8th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘In this unusual event, two judges – one from the UK, one from Germany – reflect on their professional experiences and, in particular, the emotional dimension to their work. Their informal conversation will consider the emotional and ethical challenges of their role, and their own take on topics such as judicial diversity, court modernisation initiatives and the role of the media in the pursuit of justice.’

Date: 21st April 2016, 6.00-7.30pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies – 17 Russell Square Charles Clore House, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: British Academy – Penal power: Its forms, functions and foundations

Posted April 8th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This lecture will analyze the forms of penal power, the social uses to which they are put, and their connection to political institutions and social processes. Drawing examples from America’s penal system, the sociology of punishment has not adequately understood the relations between penal power and other forms of state power; or the place of criminal punishment in larger systems of social control and social integration. Rather than see the US case as an aberration, this lecture will argue that American penality helps us refine some of our basic assumptions about the place of punishment in modern societies.’

Date: 7th June 2016, 6.00-7.15pm

Location: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

Charge: Free

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EVENT: LSE – From Oscar Pistorius to Reality TV: the implications of using the courtroom as a television studio

Posted April 8th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Judicial Images Network Project was established in 2014 to bring together scholars and across disciplines and continents to explore issues surrounding the production, regulation and consumption of judicial images. Directed by Professors Leslie Moran and Linda Mulcahy this lecture is the final event in a series of three. The event will feature two speakers with extensive experience of the issues that arise from televised trials. The Deputy Chief Justice of South Africa Dikgang Moseneke will discuss the experience of, and issues arising from, the televising of the trial of Oscar Pistorious. Ruth Herz will reflect on her experience as a judge who took part in a popular German courtroom based reality TV show. Chaired by the Master of the Rolls this event will examine the ethical implications of allowing cameras into courts and whether and how the presence of cameras impacts on the dynamics of the trial.’

Date: 13th April 2016, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Charge: Free

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EVENT: Gresham College – Judicial Leadership

Posted March 31st, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘History portrays judges as passive umpires, ensuring fair play between litigants at trial before delivering judgement on their disputes. We have over the last thirty years travelled a considerable distance away from that historic picture. In this year’s lecture Sir Peter Gross, Lord Justice of Appeal and formerly Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales, considers how the modern judiciary has to now undertake a wide-ranging and active leadership role both inside and outside court and how that role may evolve in the future.’

Date: 23rd June 2016, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: Barnard’s Inn Hall

Charge: Free

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EVENT: 25 Bedford Row – Symposium on the Investigatory Powers Bill 2015

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The draft Investigatory Powers Bill 2015 currently working its way through the parliamentary process is wide-ranging and includes an extension of the powers of the security services in response to surveillance disclosures by the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. It also moves to strengthen the security services warranted powers for the bulk interception of the content of communications. It has been called a “snoopers charter”.’

Date: 22nd March 2016, 6.00-8.00pm

Location: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL

Charge: Free, booking required

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EVENT: Fifth Annual Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law Conference

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The editors of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) welcome delegates to the CJICL 5th Annual Conference to be held at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law on 8-9 April 2016. Keynote speeches will be delivered by Professor Muir Watt, of Sciences Po, and Judge Spielmann, formerly President of the European Court of Human Rights. The full draft programme can be found on our website at www.http://cjicl.org.uk.

The theme for the CJICL 5th Annual Conference is “Public and Private Power”. We are interested in doctrinal, theoretical, institutional and comparative perspectives from international, European and comparative law on the regulation of public and private power.

The conference will explore how the landscape of public and private power is changing, where new and important networks and partnerships between public and private power are emerging and where public power is co-opting or commissioning private power in larger projects. This interconnectivity can be seen at all levels, challenges traditional divisions between public and private, and raises new problems for regulation. ‘

Date: 8th-9th April 2016, 9.00am-6.00pm

Location: University of Cambridge – Faculty of Law – 10 West Road Cambridge CB3 9DZ GB

Charge: £90, Day tickets are also available to delegates who are only able to attend one day of the conference.

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EVENT: King’s College London – The Criminalisation of Homosexuality: Human Rights Law on Trial

Posted March 16th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Criminalisation of Homosexuality: Human Rights Law on Trial
This seminar looks at a contemporary issue in human rights law: the criminalisation of homosexuality. Via this issue, the seminar assesses how international human rights law can be given effect at a domestic level, and the difficulties that can arise when litigants rely on international human rights in the domestic courts.’

Date: 16th March 2016, 4.30-6.00pm

Location: SW1.09 Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: The Inner Temple – Lecture: The Essential Requirements of Good Advocacy

Posted March 4th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This lecture will be given by The Hon Justice Ann Ainslie-Wallace, Australian Advocacy Institute, and will be followed by a drinks reception. The lecture is accredited for 1 CPD hour and is open to members of all four Inns. The lecture is also accredited as a qualifying session for Inner Temple students.’

Date: 14 March 2016

Location: Inner Temple, London, EC4Y 7HL

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: Guardian Live – The Litvinenko Enquiry

Posted March 3rd, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Guardian’s former Moscow correspondent, Luke Harding, has written the definitive story of the life and death of Litvinenko. He will be in conversation with Litvinenko’s widow, Marina, who has spent years fighting for the truth about her husband’s murder, and the role of the Russian state, to be uncovered.’

Date: 7th May 2016, 7.30-8.30pm

Location: Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton, BN2 0JY

Charge: £10

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EVENT: IALS – Surveillance and Human Rights

Posted March 2nd, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This lecture series highlights common themes facing Commonwealth governments: how to balance civil liberties with the proper scope of government surveillance. With the issue of surveillance and government accountability constantly in the news, the series will look at the interaction of the state’s responsibility for security, with the role of independent actors in a modern democracy. Where are the boundaries between ‘social responsibility’ and unwarranted self –censorship? What are the rights and responsibilities of the pillars of British democracy, and the importance of freedom of speech embedded in the press, or university debate? What are the legitimate activities of governments faced with the challenge of the explosion of social media and the internet as alternative means of information and communication, and the defence of democracy in a digital age? Who should remain exempt from surveillance? Is transparency both feasible and desirable? Is secrecy essential in the State’s requirement to protect the public from terrorist attack? Or is surveillance and the accompanying raft of legislation and intrusion undermining individual human rights and values, to the point of oppression?’

Date: 8th March 2016, 6.00-8.00pm

Location: Room 246 (Senate House)

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: LSE – Trans in the Criminal Justice System

Posted February 23rd, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The government is re-examining its policy on transgender inmates following the death of two trans women at all-male prisons in the UK. Transphobic hate crime is on the rise. Discriminatory stop & search continues.

LSE invites you to ‘Trans in the Criminal Justice System’, a panel discussion on the challenges faced by trans people and how the criminal justice system should be reformed. Audience participation is strongly encouraged, so please do come prepared to ask questions. ‘

Date: 5th March 2016, 1.15pm

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre – LSE New Academic Building. 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: The Bar Council – Family Career Breaks

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This course is aimed at:

-Barristers before taking a Career Break to have a family (for women considering maternity leave; men considering paternity leave; prospective adoptive parents and male or female primary carers)
-Barristers during and after a career break (for women who have taken maternity leave; men who have taken paternity leave; adoptive parents and male or female primary carers)
-Clerks and Practice Managers interested in ensuring chambers’ practices support Barrister parents and those who want to ensure compliance with BSB rules, and
-Equality and Diversity Officers wishing to support colleagues.

The programme will include advice on:
-Negotiating your exit/return with Clerks/Chambers
-Putting your practice to bed/re-starting your practice: Managing your clients; complying with the BSB and managing CPD
-What to think about before and after your break
-Ethical challenges and complying with BSB rules (including Q&A)
-Navigating Chambers’ Policies: Your rights (including Q&A)
-Exploring all your options on return’

Date: 11th March 2016, 9.45am-2.00pm

Location: The General Council of the Bar 289-293 High Holborn London WC1V 7HZ

Charge: £15 for those who have paid the Bar Representation Fee (BRF), £20 for those who have not paid the Bar Representation Fee

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EVENT: Gresham College – Learning from History? The 1975 Referendum on Europe

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Britain held her first national referendum in 1975 – on whether we should remain in the European Communities, forerunner of the European Union, which we had joined in 1973. The result was a two to one majority for staying in. Party attitudes were almost the opposite to what they are today. The Labour government favoured staying in, but the party in the Commons and in the country did not. The Conservatives were enthusiastically for staying in. The nationalists in Scotland and Wales favoured leaving.’

Date: 23rd May 2016, 6.00pm

Location: Museum of London

Charge: Free

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EVENT: The Bar Council – Career Event for Mature Students and Career Changers

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This event is aimed at Mature Students and Career Changers who have an interest in pursuing a career as a Barrister.

The event will offer guidance on the vocational stages of training as well as tips about work experience and pro-bono opportunities. The event is intended to help mature students and career changers in their applications for pupillage.’

Date: 16th March 2016, 5.30-7.30pm

Location: The General Council of the Bar 289-293 High Holborn London WC1V 7HZ

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Gresham College – Law and Lawyers – Not All Bad? A Life in the Law – Not All Good?

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘In his last lecture, Geoffrey Nice reviews what he has discussed over the last four years. Law should not be of that much concern, most of the time, to non-lawyers if it delivers what the public needs. So identifying what may interest and inform a Gresham audience is never easy for Gresham Law Professors. Geoffrey Nice reviews what he has learned often giving lectures about things he wanted to learn about that affirm how law should be the servant of man, never her mistress. He will bring some topics up to date explaining how particular views have developed and changed.’

Date: 4th May 2016, 6.00pm

Location: Barnard’s Inn Hall

Charge: Free

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EVENT: EBC’s Seminar – Cybercrime

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Employed Barristers’ Committee is holding a seminar on Thursday 25 February 2016, which will cover some current topics of interest in relation to cybercrime.
Peter Grieves-Smith and Sandip Patel QC will cover topics as listed below:
– Cybercrime from the advocate’s perspective
– Cybercrime – the issues, access codes under RIPA and the use of iPad and EPE at trial’

Date: 25th February 2016, 5.30-8.30pm

Location: Stephenson Harwood LLP 1 Finsbury Circus London EC2M 7SH

Charge: £30 + VAT for those who have paid the Bar Representation Fee (BRF), £37 + VAT for those who have not paid the Bar Representation Fee

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EVENT: Legal Practice Managers Association (LPMA) – Biennial Conference

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘On 26 February our Lay Board Member Nicola Sawford and our Head of Supervision and Authorisation Cliodhna Judge are speaking at the Legal Practice Managers Association (LPMA) Biennial conference entitled “ChallengeandChange@theBar”.’

During this session, which takes place between 10.30 – 11.15, they will be outlining our structure as well as providing an updated on supervision, monitoring and entities.

Date: 26th February 2016, 9.00pm

Location: 7 Bedford Row Seminar Suite, 7 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4BS

Charge: Full members £50, Associate members £75, IBC/Non-Members (legal professionals only, by application) £75

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EVENT: The Inner Temple – Lecture: Privacy & The Media

Posted February 19th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This lecture will be given by Dr Paul Wragg, University of Leeds and Inner Temple Academic Fellow. The lecture is accredited for 1 CPD hour and is open to members of all four Inns.’

Date: 27 April 2016, 6.30pm

Location: Inner Temple, London, EC4Y 7HL

Cost: £10 including drinks reception (£5 for Inner Temple pupil/student members)

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