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

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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ruling of the European Union Court of Justice, in May of this year, held that it is Google’s responsibility to remove outdated or ‘irrelevant’ search results hosted by third parties.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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EVENT: Law Society – Civil Justice Section Autumn Conference 2014

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Join expert speakers for a detailed examination of the pressing issues affecting litigators, which aims to cut through the confusion and uncertainty currently afflicting our profession.

As well as unique presentations on key issues, delegates will have the chance to quiz our speakers both during and after the conference.’

Date: 16th October 2014, 3.30-7.00pm

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

Charge: Free

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EVENT: King’s College London – Transformations of the Rule of Law: Legal, Liberal, and Neo

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘For our first jurisprudence event of the year, we will host Professor Martin Krygier at our Legal Philosophy Workshop. Professor Krygier, who is a highly respected theoretician of law, will present his paper “Transformations of the Rule of Law: Legal, Liberal, and Neo.” As always, a lively discussion will then follow.’

Date: 1st October 2014, 3.30-5.30pm

Location: SW1.09 Somerset House East Wing

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: JUSTICE – Human Rights Law Conference 2014

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This year’s programme includes keynote speeches from leaders in the field, breakout session updates on disability, surveillance and privacy, criminal law, judicial review and immigration and an unequalled review of essential case-law developments in our now renowned ‘Review of the Year’ with Nathalie Lieven QC, Landmark Chambers.

Plenary debate with:

Simon Hughes MP, Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties
Emily Thornberry MP, Shadow Attorney General
David Davis MP
Professor Conor Gearty, LSE & Matrix
Anthony Speight QC, 4 Pumpcourt

Keynote speeches:

Gareth Peirce, Birnberg Peirce
Lord Pannick QC, Blackstone Chambers’

Date: 20th October 2014

Location: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Tudor Street, London, EC4Y 1HT

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: Law Society – Commercial litigation: The post-Jackson world

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This event is purely focused on commercial litigation and will assess the impact of the first 18 months of the reforms from the perspective of commercial litigators.

Litigators will learn about and share experiences of the latest Jackson-related developments, with a high-calibre line up of judges, litigation solicitors and barristers on the platform, and delegates being given the opportunity to ask questions and join in debate from the floor.’

Date: 20th October 2014, 1.45-5.15pm

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

Charge: from £150

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EVENT: Law Society – Family Law Section annual conference 2014. Family law – Generations

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Law Society’s Family Law Section annual conference 2014 will discuss practical questions arising at every stage of family life, from conception to ‘grey divorce’.

The conference will look at how cultural and other changes have redefined the meaning of ‘family'; how the courts have responded to scientific advances in aiding conception; why children’s voices are not being heard in mediation and the family courts; the nature of modern relationships outside of marriage and the implications on breakdown; and the questions around money, pensions and property arising from the breakup of long or late-in-life relationships.’

CPD: 5 hours

Date: 8th October 2014, 9.30-5.00pm

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

Charge: from £190

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EVENT: UCL – Moral Judgments: Insights from Psychology, Computer Science, and Neuroscience

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Originally, moral judgments were mostly discussed in philosophy where researchers would investigate the notions on which laws should ultimately be based. However, more recently an increasing amount of empirical research has been conducted with mainly two aims: a) to provide insights into the psychological mechanisms of how humans form moral judgments, and b) to provide advice and discuss the normative implications for moral theory and, ultimately, law. It is on this topic that Dr Sylvia Terbeck will review her own work in moral psychology and neuroscience. For instance, her team found that noradrenaline – a neurotransmitter involved in fight-or-flight responses – increased deontological moral judgments in traditional moral dilemmas (e.g., killing one to save many). They suggested that an increase in harm-aversion, and reduced aggression, might have produced this effect. She will also present the results of a study using Immersive Virtual Reality, which demonstrated how the race of the avatar had an effect on virtual and real-life moral behaviour, and will address how the interdisciplinary discourse might need improvement, illustrating this with a description of a very interesting and novel experiment on moral enhancement using placebo-effects.’

Date: 22nd October 2014, 5.00-6.30pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: The United Kingdom Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists – The challenges of the Presidency Of the International Court of Justice

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The United Kingdom Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists are pleased to invite you to a talk entitled: The challenges of the Presidency of the International Court of Justice
Special Guest Speaker: Dame Rosalyn Higgins DBE QC.’

Date: 20th October 2014, 6.00-8.00pm

Location: Central London location

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: King’s College London – Copyright: If I could change just one thing…

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘To mark the upcoming launch of the 2014 edition of the Collecting Societies Handbook, jointly published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Baker & McKenzie, we invite you to attend an evening of debate in London about the state and future of copyright.

We are delighted to be joined by a panel of experts from across the copyright community who will share with us their views on what they would change if they could change just one thing about copyright.’

Date: 7th October 2014, 6.45-8.30pm

Location: Anatomy Lecture Theatre (K6.29) Strand Campus

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Queen Mary – 2014 Herchel Smith Intellectual Property Lecture: The Hon Mr Justice Arnold

Posted September 11th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The lecture will be delivered by The Hon Mr Justice Richard Arnold, High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, on the topic “The Need for a New Copyright Act: A Case Study in Law Reform”.

There were three United Kingdom Copyright Acts in the twentieth century. It is now 26 years since the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 was passed. The major thesis of this lecture is that it is time for a new Copyright Act. The minor thesis is that we need to re-think our approach to copyright law reform. Both theses are illustrated by the history of UK copyright legislation over the last 140 years.

The evening will be chaired by Professor Johanna Gibson, Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law.

Date: 13th October 2014, 5.00-9.00pm

Location: Derek Willoughby Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: LSE – In Conversation with the Lord Chief Justice

Posted September 10th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Sir Ross Cranston will interview the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, about his career in the law.’

Date: 25th November 2014, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building

Charge: Free

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EVENT: The Eighth Annual Hart Judicial Review Conference

Posted September 3rd, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Hart Publishing and the Editors of Judicial Review are pleased to invite you to the eighth annual Hart Judicial Review Conference. The conference promises to be of extremely high quality, with an excellent chair and panel of speakers dedicated to analysing developments in Judicial Review in 2014.’

Date: 12th December 2014

Location: The Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London, W1G 9DT

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: Judiciary of England & Wales – Judges of Tomorrow, they look like you!

Posted August 18th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by tracey

‘To celebrate the approach to the 50th Anniversary of the Race Relations Act the judiciary are hosting a networking event to promote greater diversity in the judiciary.’

Date: Wednesday 19 November 2014, 5pm-8pm

The School of Law, Leeds

More information can be found here.

 

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EVENT: UCL Quain Lectures 2014/15 – Cass Sunstein

Posted August 7th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘When should people choose, and when should they choose not to do so? Contrary to some of the important strands in liberal political thought, human beings are often free by default. Default rules, chosen by private or public institutions, establish settings and starting points for central aspects of our lives, including countless goods and activities—cell phones, rental car agreements, computers, savings plans, health insurance, websites, privacy, and much more. Many of these rules do a great deal of good, but others are badly chosen and impose considerable harm. The obvious alternative to default rules, of particular interest when individual situations are diverse, is active choosing, by which people are asked or required to make decisions on their own. But if active choosing were required in all contexts, people would quickly be overwhelmed. Especially in complex and unfamiliar areas, default rules have significant advantages. It is where people prefer to choose, and where learning is both feasible and important, that active choosing is usually best. At the same time, it is increasingly possible for private and public institutions to produce highly personalized default rules, designed to fit individual circumstances, and thus to reduce the problems with one-size-fits-all defaults. At least when choice architects can be trusted, personalized default rules offer most (not all) of the advantages of active choosing without the disadvantages; they can increase both welfare and freedom. These points raise fresh challenges for capitalist economies, the proper conception of human dignity, democratic processes, and personal privacy.’

Date: 13th-15th October 2014, 6.00pm

Location: UCL Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: IALS – Banking Regulation in the aftermath of the financial crisis

Posted August 6th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Chairman: Michael Ashe QC;

Bob Penn, Allen & Overy, on Banking resolutioin: solving too big to fail
Professor Andrew Haynes, University of Wolverhampton; Visiting Professor of Law, University of Macau, China; Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, on the Banking Reform Act 2013
Professor Rosa Lastra, Queen Mary, University of London on Is the system more resilient following reforms at national, European and international level?
Richard Barfield, KPMG, on Regulatory change – the firms perspective
Nicholas Walmsley, (TBC), Deutschebank: lunchtime speech on In house training issues caused by developments in regulation
Nick Andrews, MPAC, on The challenge for banks
Dr Costanza Russo, Queen Mary, University of London, on The efficacy of banking union through the lenses of co-operation mechanisms
Peter Casey, former Head of Islamic Finance, Dubai Financial Services Authority, on Regulatory change: the impact on Islamic banking
Professor Peter Cartwright, University of Nottingham, on Consumer redress and financial services’

Date: 16th September 2014, 9.15-5.00pm

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

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: UCL Inaugural Lecture – Patient no longer? What next in health care law?

Posted August 6th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Jonathan Montgomery’s inaugural lecture as Professor of Health Care Law argues that the ‘patient’ is no longer the main concept that defines the subject and organises its doctrines. His earlier work suggested that focus on the doctor-patient relationship had blinded commentators to important issues and allowed only a partial account of the roles of the law. Recent case law confirms that other paradigms are becoming important. The use of human rights arguments makes the immediate health care context less relevant. This feature is amplified by increasingly common permission for ’intervenors’ to make submissions showing how individual cases are linked to wider issues. This in turn is an example of a wider trend – the increasing use of health care litigation by groups and corporate bodies – which further dilutes the role of the ‘patient’ as an organising concept for the law. In the face of these developments, many of the reasons for traditional judicial protection of clinical freedom in English health care law ebb away. It is therefore not surprising that the courts are seeking to redefine their roles in regulating health care. If the patient is no longer the central concern of health care law, then it is appropriate that judges are less patient with the idea that there might be lowered scrutiny for health professional s compared to those working in other areas.’

Date: 30th October 2014, 6.00-7.00pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

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