EVENT: The Law Society – Legal Aid Annual Conference 2015

Posted December 10th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Law Society’s fourth legal aid conference will provide up to date information and relevant business advice to help support practitioners operating in difficult times. This essential event, presented by subject matter experts, will include two plenary sessions and practical breakout sessions covering:

• Digital working in crime and civil
• Financial health check for your firm
• Managing your legal aid contract
• Maximising your criminal fee
• Benefits of in house advocacy
• Operating under LASPO’

CPD Hours 5

Date: 19th March 2015, 9.00am-5.00pm

Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: UCL – Common Law and Statute in the Law of Employment

Posted December 10th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘How should judges develop the common law where Parliament has ‘occupied the field’ through statutory regulation? This is an important enquiry, particularly given the modern prominence of legislation as a form of law-making in the sphere of labour law. In Johnson v Unisys, Lord Hoffmann controversially invoked constitutional principle to halt the development of the common law of wrongful dismissal in the face of a statutory right not to be unfairly dismissed.’

Date: 12th March 2015, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: UCL Laws, Bentham House, WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: The Law Society – The role of the Charter of Fundamental Rights within the EU legal framework and its relevance for the UK legal order

Posted December 10th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Respect for fundamental rights is one of the basic principles on which the European Union is based. This joint-lecture will first examine the Charter’s key features, its role within the human rights protection regime of the EU and the remedies available at EU level for violations of human rights.’

CPD hours 2

Date: 26th March 2015, 6.00-8.00pm

Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: Queen Mary – Judge Paul Mahoney: ‘The Changing Face of the European Court of Human Rights’

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta as well as the 50th anniversary of the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London. To commemorate both of these milestones, the Human Rights Collegium will be hosting this special event. Judge Paul Mahoney, UK Judge on the European Court of Human Rights will speak about the changing face of the European Convention on Human Rights.

This event will be chaired by Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC.

Lady Justice Arden will deliver the response.’

Date: 5th February 2015, 6.30pm

Location: Arts2 Lecture Theatre, Arts2 Building, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: The Law Society – Recent Developments at the European Court of Human Rights

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This session, led by Jessica Simor QC (Matrix) and Professor Philip Leach (Middlesex University/EHRAC) will discuss some key recent developments in the law and practice of the European Court of Human Rights, including jurisdictional issues and extra-territoriality and the Court’s approach to systemic human rights.’

CPD Hours 2

Date: 12th March 2015, 6.00-8.00pm

Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: LSE – Extradition and the Erosion of Human Rights

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Since 9/11 the rules governing extradition from the UK to the US have been systematically relaxed, and safeguards designed to protect against injustice have been dismantled. British citizens are extradited on untested charges to face justice in US courts and prisons, but what standard of justice?’

Date: 28th January 2015, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: UCL – A post-European British Constitution: Plus ça change?

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The United Kingdom’s constitution is fast approaching a fork in the road that separates two paths leading to different constitutional futures. The first path represents a continuation of our journey as part of the mainstream of European nations that are parties to the European Convention on Human Rights and members of the European Union. The second path represents the constitutional journey that would be undertaken if the UK were to withdraw from the ECHR or the EU.’

Date: 5th March 2015, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: UCL Laws, Bentham House, WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: The Law Society – The European Court of Human Rights and international criminal law

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘In recent years, the European Court has addressed cases concerning genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, as well as the application of the Geneva Conventions in the interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights. The relevant cases will be examined.’

CPD hours 2

Date: 5th March 2015, 6.00-8.00pm

Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: UCL – On the Historicity of Financial Crime

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Origins of Modern Financial Crime: Historical foundations and current problems in Britain (Abingdon: Routledge, 2014) provides a multi-disciplinary analysis of ‘the problem’ of financial crime in the ‘commercial sphere’ in Britain. It reflects the longstanding view that the challenges presented by financial crime, which are both enforcement and perceptually oriented, as they are understood by academic scholars and also practitioners and regulators and policymakers, merit an analysis drawing on contributions from many academic disciplines. In drawing extensively on legal and criminological approaches, the text centrally also highlights the benefits which can emanate from historicising the ‘problem’ of financial crime. And in doing so this analysis of financial crime also constitutes an entreaty for encouraging legal scholarship to engage more comprehensively with historical enquiry and analysis.’

Date: 10th February 2015,

Location: UCL Laws, Bentham House, WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: LSE – After Snowden

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘What are the implications of surveillance, big data, malware and hacking for individuals and societies? What conversations do we need to have about the rules of cyberspace?’

Date: 20th January 2015, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: The Law Society – The UK and the European Court of Human Rights

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The UK’s troubled relationship with Strasbourg has taken a critical turn with the Conservative proposals to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights if its unilateral proposals to weaken the authority of the European Court of Human Rights are rejected by the Council of Europe. This session will explore the future of the UK-Strasbourg relationship in the light of the UK parties’ manifesto positions. It will also examine the wider reform process within the Council of Europe, which seeks to secure the future of the Court in the face of multiple institutional and political pressures.’

CPD hours 2

Date: 29th January 2015, 6.00-8.00pm

Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: The Law Society – Freedom of religion vs the right to be free from sexual orientation discrimination – clashing rights?

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Is there a conflict between freedom of religion and the right to be free from sexual orientation discrimination or can these rights be reconciled? In Eweida and Others v UK, two of the applicants refused to work with same sex couples because they believed homosexuality was against God’s law. Should such objections be accommodated in the workplace? Both ECHR and EU case law will be discussed.’

CPD hours 2

Date: 19th February 2015, 6.00-8.00pm

Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: The Law Society – Advocacy Section Networking Event – Do’s and Don’ts in the Court Room

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Calling all Solicitor Advocates! Come and hear top dos and don’ts in the court room from the Judges themselves.

Want to know what Judges are really looking for in Court room? Come and hear those all important tips from our top Judges and have an opportunity to ask your burning questions.’

CPD hours 1.5

Date: 15th December 2014, 5.45-7.15pm

Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: The Law Society – Annual Human Rights conference

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This conference will cover a wide range of topics associated with business and human rights including Modern Slavery, Litigating the Global case and whether a treaty on business and human rights is the way forward?’

Date: 10th December 2014, 9.30-5.00pm

Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: IALS – Tort and the Legislature: Themes in an Evolving Relationship

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Speakers: Professor Caroline Hunter, University of York.’

Date: 26th January 2015, 6.00-7.00pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: The United Kingdom Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists – Reception to Honour The Right Honorable the Lord John Dyson MR PC

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The United Kingdom Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists are pleased to invite you to a Reception to Honour The Right Honorable the Lord John Dyson MR PC.’

Date: 21st January 2015, 6.00pm

Location: City of London

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: IALS – The Freedom of Information Act: Ten Years On

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Speakers: James Michael, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies’

Date: 20th January 2015, 6.00-8.00pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: UCL – Habeas Corpus and the Rule of Law

Posted December 4th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘If the rule of law was one of the main pillars of the English constitution in the eyes of Victorian jurists, its crowning glory was the writ of habeas corpus, which ensured that no one could be deprived of their liberty save by law. This paper will explore the various ways in which this was used at the end of the nineteenth and in the early twentieth century.’

Date: 29th January 2015, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: UCL Laws, Bentham House, WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: LSE – The Judiciary, the Courts and Justice

Posted December 4th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Judges, the court system and wider justice arrangements are a major element in the British constitutional arrangement. European institutions also have a role. This lecture will consider the institutions concerned, recent reform and the range of views about possible future change.’

Date: 13th January 2015, 5.00-6.30pm

Location: Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: LSE – Conor Gearty in Conversation with Chaloka Beyani

Posted December 3rd, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Dr Beyani will talk about international human rights, working with the UN and his duties as Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons.’

Date: 14th January 2015, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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