EVENT: The Inner Temple and The Advocacy Training Council – Working with Vulnerable Witnesses: Advocacy Training Day

Posted October 15th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

“A full day of talks, demonstrations and practical advocacy training in the handling of young and vulnerable witnesses, taught by experienced advocacy trainers, including conduct of Ground Rules Hearings, use of ATC Toolkits to plan questioning, and sessions in practical cross examination of vulnerable witnesses played by professional actors. Keynote addresses will be given by The Hon Mr Justice Green, Chairman of the ATC, and Nick Lavender QC, Chairman of the Bar.’

6 CPD Hours

Date: 29th November 2014, 9.00am-5.00pm

Location: Inner Temple, London EC4Y 7HL

Charge: £125 (including lunch)

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EVENT: The Inner Temple – The Royal Prerogative: Then and Now

Posted October 8th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The theme for the 2014 Lecture Series is “Recent Landmarks in the Law.”

Speaker: Master Sedley (The Rt Hon Sir Stephen Sedley)

Each lecture counts as 1 qualifying session or 1 hour of CPD.’

Date: 10th November 2014

Location: The Inner Temple

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: Family Justice Council – “Transparency in family proceedings – Is the Family Court Open for Business”

Posted October 8th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The topic for this year’s debate is transparency. The motion for debate reads: “Transparency in family proceedings – Is the Family Court Open for Business”

The event will be chaired by the Rt. Hon. Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court, and Chairman of the Family Justice Council. The Speakers are:

Dr Julia Brophy – is a principal researcher in Family Justice
Sue Berelowitz – Deputy Children’s Commissioner for England and also Family Justice Council member
Sir Roderick Newton – Family Division High Court judge
The 4th Speaker will be confirmed shortly’

Date: 11th November 2014, 5.30-7.30pm

Location: Central Hall, Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London SW1H 9NH

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: Halsbury’s Law Exchange – Women in prison: is the penal system fit for purpose?

Posted October 6th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Panellists include:

Joshua Rozenberg, Legal Commentator and Journalist (Chair)
Felicity Gerry QC at 36 Bedford Row
Jenny Earle, Director of the Prison Reform Trust’s Programme to Reduce Women’s Imprisonment
Lord Ramsbotham GCB CBE
The Right Honourable The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers KG, PC
A short video of interviews with ex-offenders will be broadcast at the event.

We will also be releasing a policy paper with unique research to all attendees in the coming weeks.

Points for discussion:

Explore the impact of imprisonment on female offenders and the wider community
Examine the current penal system and whether it is fit for purpose
Discuss alternatives to prison based on the needs of the individual’

Date: 11th November 2014, 6.00pm

Location: Prince Philip House

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: UCL – Equality: The New Legal Framework Revisited

Posted September 25th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This panel discussion will be opened by Professor Bob Hepple’s presentation of his latest work: Equality – The Legal Framework (2nd ed., Hart, 2014), and his analysis of the main developments in the UK Equality Law framework since the adoption of the Equality Act 2010.’

Date: 28th October 2014, 6.00-7.30pm

Location: UCL Faculty of Laws, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: JUSTICE – Law and Literature Series: An evening with Julian Barnes

Posted September 25th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘In the hallowed halls of London’s Inns of Court, three of Britain’s most distinguished writers will present a reading and answer questions about works they have written on miscarriages of justice, followed by book signing and cocktails.’

Date: 28th October 2014

Location: Inner Temple Hall

Charge: £50

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EVENT: Queen Mary – Guest Lectures in Tax Law

Posted September 25th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The presentation will compare the statutory general anti-avoidance rules in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It will discuss the major cases and the issues raised by both the Revenue and taxpayers in applying the general anti-avoidance rule. In particular, it will examine the difference in the legislative and judicial approach to tax avoidance, and highlight the ebb and flow of the attitude to alleged tax avoidance arrangements in each jurisdiction. This will consider “how taxpayers can know when they cross an invisible line” and what powers the revenue authorities have in combating arrangements ultimately found to be tax avoidance.’

Date: 29th September 2014, 12.00-3.00pm

Location: Room 3.1, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

Charge: £20

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EVENT: Gresham College – Human Rights: The Law

Posted September 25th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘An exploration of Human Rights law as it developed and which draws criticism from the general public. The audience will be invited to consider what, if anything, they complain of in what is nowadays referred to as Human Rights law. The lecture will deal with topics raised and those which are more generally the subject of criticism. Time will be allowed for (structured and time limited) contributions from the audience.’

Date: 5th November 2014, 6.00pm

Location: Barnard’s Inn Hall

Charge: Free

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EVENT: Law Society – Anti-money laundering and financial crime conference 2014

Posted September 25th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Major changes in financial crime and AML compliance lie ahead in the coming years. The 4th EU Money Laundering Directive and resultant update of the UK regulations will have a significant impact on the legal profession. Solicitors will also need to be ready to deal with new domestic rules on ultimate beneficial ownership information and new orgfanised crime offences. Compliance activities will come under scrutiny in the SRA thematic review of AML systems and the forthcoming FAFT Mutual Evaluation Review of the effectiveness of the UK’s AML regime. All of these developments will have substantial implications for solicitors and the way they conduct their business.’

CPD hours 5.75

Date: 20th November 2014, 9.00am-5.30pm

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

Charge: see website for details

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EVENT: IALS – Forbidden Access: Censoring Books and Archives

Posted September 25th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘‘Forbidden Access’ is a multidisciplinary conference exploring how published works and archival materials and the ideas contained in them are affected, obscured or distorted by censorship. The conference seeks to explore the proliferating and divisive causes, symptoms and effects of the censoring impulse, from overt interference with a text to the subtler, intangible effects of caution and fear in the face of anticipated control, and to do so in relation to a variety of angles and contexts: aesthetic, cultural, socio-economic, ideological, legal, and political. ‘

Date: 6th-7th November 2014, 10.00am-6.00pm

Location: Senate House

Charge: see website for details

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EVENT: JUSTICE Tom Sargant memorial annual lecture 2014 – Human rights and the 2015 general election: how high are the stakes?

Posted September 25th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This year we are delighted that Sir Keir Starmer KCB QC, the former DPP and long-time JUSTICE supporter has agreed to give this prestigious lecture. His topic – ‘Human rights and the 2015 general election: how high are the stakes?’ – could not be more timely or topical.’

Date: 15th October 2014, 6.30pm

Location: Shearman & Sterling LLP, 9 Appold St, London EC2A 2AP

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: IALS – Maintenance of Rules

Posted September 25th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The maintenance of rules is an emerging and relevant function of every kind of regulator in contemporary legal systems. If we look at history, it has always been present in order to respond to a diversity of needs, such as making rules accessible, or correcting and reforming them.’

Date: 16th October 2014, 12.30-1.30pm

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

Charge: Free

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EVENT: Gresham College – Human Rights: Developments

Posted September 25th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Human Rights law as it developed and which draws praise from the general public. The audience will be invited to consider what they have found positive in Human Rights law development. Time will be allowed for (structured and time limited) contributions from the audience.’

Date: 3rd December 2014, 6.00pm

Location: Barnard’s Inn Hall

Charge: Free

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EVENT: UCL CLP – Mapping a new regulatory space: The case of managing water scarcity in the UK

Posted September 25th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This paper discusses key elements of an empirical socio-legal research project which analyses the legal regulation of water resources in the UK. Climate change is associated with increasingly severe weather events, that give rise to alternating periods of flooding and drought, with these being significant also in the UK, as witnessed during the winter 2013/4 floods and the 2010-12 drought, which affected in particular the South-East of England.’

Date: 11th December, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: UCL Law Faculty, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Discrimination Law Association Annual Conference 2014 – “Discrimination and Economic Inequality: Two faces of disadvantage”

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

“This year’s DLA conference “Discrimination and Economic Inequality: two faces of disadvantage” confronts the duality of hardship which increasingly is the reality for far too many people. The critical question: Can you tackle one without the other? will be considered by speakers and in discussions throughout the day. For equality lawyers, advisers and activists, trade unionists and equality officers, this conference offers a unique opportunity to bring together ideas and experience relating to this issue.
Our two keynote speakers, Sarah Veale, Head of Equality and Employment Rights at the TUC and Colm O’Cinneide, Reader in Law, UCL, will consider from their different perspectives what is needed to overcome both discrimination and economic inequality.
Our outstanding line-up of plenary speakers – Karon Monaghan QC, Robin Allen QC and Stephanie Harrison QC will review where we are now in terms of law and policies that impact on equality. Their sessions will cover developments in UK equality law, recent relevant decisions of the European courts and the equality impact of restrictions imposed under immigration legislation.
As in previous years, during the afternoon participants will be able to choose topics they wish to explore in greater depth during breakout sessions covering a range of current equality law issues. The breakout sessions, led by experienced lawyers with specialist expertise, will provide practical advice in relation to particular areas of law or procedures.
A panel, chaired by Robin Allen QC, reflecting different interest groups within society, will bring the conference back to its main theme – discrimination and economic inequality – and the question “Can you tackle one without the other?”.
A drinks reception at the end of the afternoon will be a great chance for participants and speakers to network.”

CPD hours 5.5

Date: 20th October 2014 9.30am-5.30pm

Location: Baker & McKenzie LLP, 100 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6JA

Charge: see website for details

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EVENT: Discrimination Law Association Annual Conference 2014

Posted September 19th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by tracey

‘This year’s DLA conference “Discrimination and Economic Inequality: two faces of disadvantage” confronts the duality of hardship which increasingly is the reality for far too many people. The critical question: Can you tackle one without the other? will be considered by speakers and in discussions throughout the day. For equality lawyers, advisers and activists, trade unionists and equality officers, this conference offers a unique opportunity to bring together ideas and experience relating to this issue.’

CPD hours 5.5
Date: 20th October 2014 9.30am-5.30pm
Location: Baker & McKenzie LLP, 100 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6JA

More information can be found here

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EVENT: Law Society – Public debate series: Right to be forgotten

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘A landmark ruling of the European Union Court of Justice, in May of this year, held that it is Google’s responsibility to remove outdated or ‘irrelevant’ search results hosted by third parties. EU justice commissioner Viviane Reading praised the decision, hailing a “clear victory for the protection of personal data of Europeans”, while others have raised concerns over its implementation, fearing that it could mark a slippery slope toward online censorship.’

CPD hours 1.25

Date: 15th October 2014, 6.00-8.45pm

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

Charge: Free

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EVENT: UCL CLP – Pay (in)equity and agent (dis)incentives

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘It is trite that recent decades have seen an explosion in levels of senior executive remuneration in public companies, both absolutely and relative to ordinary worker pay. A conspicuous corresponding trend over recent years, though, has been the development of a range of countervailing regulatory tools designed to mitigate this disparity within various national environments. These include regulatory pay ratio caps, bonus bans, and mandatory pay ratio disclosures. Notwithstanding these salient developments, prevailing legal and economic debates on executive and worker pay remain rooted in the dominant principal-agent paradigm of corporate governance, which consistently disputes the relevance of equitable or distributive fairness concerns to the essentially functional challenge of determining effective agent incentives. In this lecture I will take issue with the orthodox principal-agent perspective on pay equity, by demonstrating the centrality of equitable concerns to effective agent-incentive design, both at senior executive and ordinary worker levels.’

Date: 27th November 2014, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: UCL Law Faculty, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Law Society – Mental health and learning disabilities in police custody and the criminal courts

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘It is well established that high numbers of people in the criminal justice system experience mental health problems or learning disabilities. In 2007, Lord Bradley was invited by the government to undertake an independent review of people with mental health problems or learning disabilities in the criminal justice system. ‘

CPD hours 2.25

Date: 15th October 2014, 4.30-6.45pm

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

Charge: Free

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EVENT: IALS – Is Legislation Literature? (Sir William Dale Annual Memorial Lecture)

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Legislation has the limited object of changing the law. So it consists of abstract rules of general application which appeal to the intellect. Other forms of writing can summon up mental pictures of individual people and events and appeal to the emotions. Another consequence of its limited object is that every word of an Act counts and its language is spare. Techniques available to other writers (like repetition and exuberance) are generally denied to the drafter. So drafting is unlikely to produce literature. The fascination lies in producing something precise and clear while operating within the inherent restraints.’

Date: 3rd November 2014, 6.00-7.00pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

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