EVENT: Discrimination Law Today – Threats and Opportunities (Discrimination Law Association Annual Conference 2016)

Posted November 7th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Book today to attend this year’s DLA conference: places are filling up fast.
Following the referendum on EU membership we find ourselves at a critical juncture for discrimination law. The DLA invites you to joint them in conversation about what the referendum result means for discrimination law, and what practitioners can do to maintain and enhance legal protection against discrimination.

The keynote speakers are Professor Uduak Archibong MBE and Clare Moody, MEP, and Robin Allen QC will speak on current trends in discrimination law. In the afternoon participants will be able to choose from a range of breakout sessions led by experienced practitioners with specialist expertise. The closing panel includes Professor Aileen McColgan of Matrix Chambers, Omar Khan of the Runnymede Trust, Ben Patrick of Unison and Sam Smethers of the Fawcett Society, and is followed by a drinks reception.

The DLA conference is renowned for its combination of cutting-edge legal commentary and insightful exposition and this year will be no exception. Join us to help shape the policy agenda for discrimination lawyers.’

Date: 14th November 2016

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

Charge: £25-£180 depending on status and income: see website for details

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EVENT: Hansard Society – Future Parliament: Hacking the Legislative Process

Posted October 28th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘From finance to healthcare, technology has transformed the way we live, work and play, with innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Can it also have a role in how we make our laws?’

Date: 14th November 2016, 2.00-6.00pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: The Orwell Lecture 2016 – Ian Hislop

Posted October 28th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This year’s Orwell Lecture ‘The Right to Dissent (and the Left too)’ will be delivered by Ian Hislop.’

Date: 15th November 2016, 6.30-8.30om

Location: UCL Cruciform Building, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Refugee Law Initiative – ‘One Protocol yet to be drafted’? What treaty law can and cannot do to advance refugee protection

Posted October 18th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The International Refugee Law seminar series at the Refugee Law Initiative provides a public space for discussion, promotion and dissemination of research between academics, practitioners, students and others with an interest in the refugee and forced migration field. This 7th annual seminar series addresses the theme of: ‘Protection in the context of large-scale movements of refugees and migrants’.’

Date: 24th October 2016, 6.00-8.00pm

Location: Senate House, Room 349, London, WC1E

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: IALS – Artificial Intelligence: Oh, really? And why judges and lawyers are central…

Posted October 18th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Humans have made life very complicated. Software code now controls our lives, in power stations, refineries, medical devices, and banking to mention just a few areas. Motor vehicles are largely controlled by software, and aircraft totally controlled by software. People have been injured and killed because of the failure of software. The concept of artificial intelligence was first considered as the topic of a proposal dated 31 August 1955 for a “2 month, 10 man study of artificial intelligence be carried out during the summer of 1956 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire”. Governments have provided highly significant amounts of taxpayers money to fund people to conduct research in this area, and the spin-off technology is now used everyday. This seminar will consider the meaning of intelligence; some definitions of artificial intelligence and how to test for artificial intelligence, outlining the criticisms, and will then consider how judges and lawyers should be responding to the new world in which we live.’

Date: October 2016, 12.00pm-2.00pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: IALS – Doing Women’s Legal History

Posted October 18th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘As we approach the centenary in 2019 of women’s admission to the legal profession in the UK and Ireland, lawyers and legal scholars have initiated several projects to mark this achievement which aim to uncover and recover the history of women’s experiences of law. These include the Women’s Legal Landmarks project, the First 100 Years project and the First Women Lawyers in Great Britain and the Empire Symposium series. This is a golden age for legal scholars undertaking historical work on women and law and for historians working on legal issues.’

Date: 26th October 2016, 10.00am-5.00pm

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

Charge: Standard Rate: £75.00; Student Rate: £35.00

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

Posted October 14th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Join Halsbury’s Law Exchange and our panel of experts as we:

Examine the way in which female offenders are treated by the sentencing system.
Consider whether there is a true, principled, case for reform.
Debate whether or not women ought to be treated differently to men and, if so, how that should be approached.
We will be releasing an accompanying policy paper shortly before the event, which will raise issues for discussion and question the appropriateness of certain proposed reforms.’

Date: 8th November 2016, 6.30pm

Location: One Great George Street, SW1P 3AA

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: School of Law – Inception Lecture 2016: From the Old City to the Old Bailey: An Unlikely Career Pursuing Justice in Unlikely Cases

Posted October 13th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This is an annual public lecture to be delivered at the beginning of each academic session by a notable friend of SOAS School of Law, addressing a topical subject of general public interest which relates to the role of law in society in a broad sense. The inception lecture is intended to serve as an inspiration for our students, contribute to public debate and enhance our academic environment. The lecture is open to all new and returning students, academics, practitioners and the general public.’

Speaker: Michel Massih QC

Date: 20th October 2016, 6.00pm

Location: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Lecture: The Judges and Politics – Too Close or Too Far Away?

Posted October 13th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This lecture will be given by The Rt Hon The Lord Falconer of Thoroton. The lecture is accredited for 1 CPD hour and is open to members of all four Inns.’

Date: 14th November 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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EVENT: Trans Equality Legal Initiative – Launch Conference

Posted October 13th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘We will be kick-starting the Trans Equality Legal Initiative with a day of discussion and knowledge sharing from various activists from across the human rights world. It will be taking place on Friday 18 November. The conference will be divided into several plenary sessions, each lead by panels of experts and activists from both the legal and trans activist sectors.’

Date: 18th November 2016, 9.00am-6.00pm

Location: Linklaters LLP, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ

Charge: Free

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EVENT: LSE – Human Rights after Brexit: still on fantasy island?

Posted August 26th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘As Home Secretary, Theresa May was more hostile to human rights than was any other cabinet minister in David Cameron’s government. Now as Prime Minister she must not only make a definitive decision about where human rights fit in her vision of Britain but also whether they can have any place at all in light of the need to reconstruct Brexit Britain. Is this another piece of European clutter than needs now to be thrown out? Does the Human Rights Act get in the way of negotiating Brexit with the EU? Might it even prevent radical change on for eg immigration after Brexit is achieved? Or as many Tories have long argued, is the answer a new bill of rights for Britain? Or perhaps the answer is no change at all – might a defiantly unrepealable Human Rights Act be our lifeline to a civilised Continent, preserved until the country comes to its senses and returns to the European family?’

Date: 8th December 2016, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Charge: Free

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EVENT: LSE – A Public Lecture by Martha Spurrier, Director of Liberty

Posted August 24th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Over the last decade hostile political rhetoric has been mirrored by the entrenchment of discrimination in our laws and our policies and a sustained threat to our Human Rights Act. In 2016 politicians entered a race to the bottom on human rights and migration issues. Recent polling has found that more people think there are more tensions between communities than there were six months ago. Hate crime has spiked. Now more than ever human rights must be our unifying values. As the UK looks to its new future, this talk will reflect on how human rights – and human rights activists – can offer a national identity of tolerance, diversity and equality, and where the battle lines will be drawn in the months to come.’

Date: 19th October 2016, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Charge: Free

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EVENT: Friends of Lincoln’s Inn Fields – The Secret Diary of Dudley Ryder: The Bar’s Forgotten Pepys

Posted July 14th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Dr Matthew Green is the author of the acclaimed book London: A Travel Guide Through Time which was described by the Londonist as “easily the best social history of London for a decade”. Matthew also writes historical features for the Guardian, Financial Times and Telegraph, has been seen in many TV documentaries and is the founder of Unreal City Audio which produces immersive tours of historic London.

Exquisitely judgmental but chronically shy, fired by ambition yet lacerated by self-doubt, snooty though a quivering jelly in female company, Dudley Ryder, a 23-year old law student from Hackney, was the greatest 18th century diarist you’ve probably never heard of.

Matthew will introduce us to a social chameleon who was always ready to adopt different guises to fit the prevailing mood but who entrusted his ‘true’, darker personality to the leaves of his diary. As the Thames freezes over and lurid reports from the battlefields of the North permeate the city, Matthew and Dudley will be our guides as we explore the dark nooks of Fleet Street, guzzle ale and jig in Hanoverian mug houses, watch beheadings on Tower Hill, skate on the New River and sip “bitter gruel” in smoky coffee houses before retiring to our chambers in the Temple to read Ovid and Quintilian.

Sir Dudley Ryder rose to be Solicitor General, Attorney General and finally Lord Chief Justice (before Lord Mansfield). It is remarkable that his 2,000-page manuscript diary has slipped through the fingers of history. In its evocation of London as probably the most exciting place on earth, it is a brilliant successor to Pepys’s more famous chronicle.’

Date: 14th July 2016, 6.30pm

Location: The London School of Economics and Political Science: 9th Floor, Tower Two (TW2), 2 Clement’s Inn, Mobil Court, London WC2A 2AZ

Charge: Free

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Protecting Public Officials and Corporates – Q&A – 5RB

‘Adam Speker and Felicity McMahon are running a session on “Protecting Public Officials and Corporates” at Conference5RB on 29 September 2016. Here they discuss some of the issues which will be explored.’

Full story

5RB, 7th July 2016

Source: www.5rb.com

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EVENT: JUSTICE – Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture 2016

Posted July 8th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘JUSTICE’s annual lecture is held in London, generally in mid-October. Each year, we select a high profile speaker – from practice, the judiciary, academia or politics – to lecture on a topical issue.

The 2016 annual lecture will be given by The Rt. Hon. Sir Michael Briggs, Lord Justice of Appeal on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 6.30pm at Shearman & Sterling LLP, 9 Appold St, London EC2A 2AP.

The lecture is open to the general public but JUSTICE members and Friends will be given priority booking.’

Date: 18th October 2016, 6.30-7.30pm

Location: Shearman & Sterling LLP

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: JUSTICE – Human Rights Law Conference

Posted July 8th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘One of the highlights of the human rights lawyer’s CPD calendar, the JUSTICE Annual Human Rights Conference offers a key opportunity to update your legal knowledge and gain valuable insight into the human rights issues of the year.’

Date: 14th October 2016, 9.30am-5.00pm

Location: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: IALS – Valuing Expertise: Legal, Normative and Social Dimensions (W G Hart Legal Workshop 2016)

Posted July 8th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘From expert evidence in the courtroom, to the use of scientific knowledge in the justification for, and framing of, legislation, law and science are inextricably intertwined. Yet the extent to which science is well represented in law has long been doubted by virtue of a ‘clash of cultures’ (Jasanoff 1992). The issue has become more pressing in recent years due to the growth of scientific and technological innovation, which draws into the adjudicative, legislative and policy realms areas of great scientific complexity for which legal expertise, in and of itself, proves insufficient (Vick 2004; Schrama 2011). Such work also highlights the significant barriers and obstacles for regulators understanding other disciplines and the problems that can result. The same dangers confront non-legal disciplinary experts that are drawn into, or whose work is ‘dropped’ in, the legal and political realms.’

Date: 20th-21st September 2016

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

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: IALS – London Hamlyn Lecture 2016: “The Most Important of all Judicial Functions”

Posted July 8th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Speaker: Dame Sian Elias, Chief Justice of New Zealand.

Chair: The Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC’

Date: 25th November 2016, 6.00pm

Location: Old Hall – The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London, WC2A 3TL

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: IALS – Urban Law Day 2016 – “Good Urban Legislation in Resource-Poor Settings: Challenges and Practical Solutions”

Posted July 8th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Urban Law Day is a specialised forum aiming to bring together a multidisciplinary circle of academics and practitioners interested in urban legislation, including planners, architects, policy makers, economists, urbanises, and lawyers. The purpose of the Urban Law Day is to facilitate discussion, the exchange of views, networking, and the presentation of new research findings or emerging issues. The third Urban Law Day will take place on 15 July 2016 at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London), and will address challenges in developing countries related to good urban legislation and practical solutions for improving them.’

Date: 15th July 2016, 9.30am-1.30pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: IALS – 3D Printing in Law and Society

Posted July 8th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Additive manufacturing or ‘3D printing’ has emerged into the mainstream in the last few years, with much hype about its revolutionary potential as one of latest ‘disruptive technologies’ following the Internet. This lecture will examine 3D printing from a socio-legal perspective, looking at how various areas of law – including intellectual property, product liability, gun laws, data privacy and fundamental/constitutional rights – interact with 3D printing, and comparing this to the Internet’s legal encounter before it.’

Date: 12th July 2016, 6.00-7.00pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

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