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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EVENT: UCL CLP – More than just a different face? Judicial Diversity and Decision-Making

Posted August 6th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This lecture addresses a key question in debates around judicial diversity: what evidence is there that a more diverse judiciary will make a difference to substantive decision-making? The lecture will begin by outlining the range of arguments for a more diverse judiciary, which include but are not confined to making a difference to substantive decision-making. It will then turn to consider the considerable evidence which now exists both to refute and to support the existence of substantive differences in decision-making following the appointment of women and others from non-traditional backgrounds to the judiciary. On the basis of this evidence, it will draw conclusions as to the kinds of differences in decision-making which might be expected, and the circumstances under which different approaches to decision-making are likely to flourish.’

Date: 23rd 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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EVENT: UCL – Reflections on Nuisance and Regulation

Posted July 2nd, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The place of regulatory decisions in private nuisance is of enormous practical significance, for litigators, planners, businesses and communities. It also highlights broader, persistent questions about the relative roles of courts and administrative bodies in the generation and enforcement of appropriate social (including environmental) standards, and in the distribution of risks, opportunities, costs and benefits. Recent judicial exploration of the relationship between private nuisance and planning controls has provided an instructive context for these questions, and the Supreme Court decision in Coventry v Lawrence [2014] UKSC 13 is a central moment in the evolution of the relationship between the regulatory state and the common law courts. There remains, however, much to discuss.’

Date: 15th September 2014, 3.30-6.30pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Queen Mary – Roundtable Event – The Continued Development of Shipping Law: The Role of Arbitration

Posted July 2nd, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘What are the implications of widespread use of arbitration for the continued development of shipping law? Are national laws on shipping destined to become ossified and obsolete? Has a new lex maritima come into being? And would it be beneficial to introduce a system of ‘soft precedent’ in maritime arbitration to bring emerging rules to light?’

Date: 8th July 2014, 9.00-6.00pm

Location: The Baltic Exchange, 38 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BH

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: UCL – Challenging Prosecution Decisions

Posted July 2nd, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘UCL Centre for Criminal Law
in collaboration with Thomas Bingham Chambers

Part I
Decisions to prosecute and challenges to them by way of judicial review and applications to stay for abuse of process
by

Professor Ian Dennis
(Director, UCL Centre for Criminal Law, and
Door Tenant at Thomas Bingham Chambers)

Part II
Challenges to decisions not to prosecute, with consideration of possible human rights arguments
by
Dr Jonathan Rogers
(UCL Laws)’

Date: 31st July 2014, 5.30-9.00pm

Location: UCL Faculty of Laws – Graduate Wing, 1-2 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: The Law Society – Cloud computing: procurement, security and surveillance

Posted July 2nd, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Expert speakers will explore some of the key practical and regulatory issues involved in deciding whether to move to the cloud and, if so, how to ensure that you are secure and compliant.

The following topics with be covered at this event:

Law Society’s recent practice note on cloud computing
Key commercial and legal issues to consider when entering into a cloud contract
How to ensure that your cloud services are secure
Keeping clients’ data confidential and the data protection implications of processing personal data on remote servers
Implications for cloud-based legal services of mass surveillance and the Snowden revelations.’

CPD hours 2.5

Date: 3rd July 2014, 1.30-5.00pm

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

Charge: see website for details

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EVENT: IALS – Hamlyn Seminar: The Common Law Constitution

Posted June 25th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This seminar will launch the publication of the 2013 series of Hamlyn Lectures on The Common Law Constitution.

The Rt Hon Lord Justice Laws, Lord Justice of Appeal.

Discussants: Professor Trevor Allan, Professor Paul Craig, Professor Mark Hill QC.

Chair: Sir Stephen Sedley.’

Date: 16th July 2014, 4.00-6.00pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Gresham College – Human Rights: Philosophy and History

Posted June 25th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The philosophical and historical development of what may be regarded as essential human rights will be traced. It is essential to understand this development before criticising – or complaining about – modern Human Rights law.

Speaker: Professor Sir Geoffrey Nice QC.’

Date: 15th October 2014, 6.00pm

Location: Barnard’s Inn Hall

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: UCL – IBIL: Annual Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture 2014 – Culture of the Public Domain – A Good Thing?

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Prof. Hugh Hansen is a Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, where he teaches courses in IP Law, Copyright Law, Trademark Law and EU and International Intellectual Property Law. He also taught U.S. Constitutional Law for over 25 years. He is the founder and director of both the Fordham Intellectual Property Law Institute and the Fordham Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law and Policy, now in its 22nd year. Managing Intellectual Property magazine named him in 2010 and again in 2013 as one of the 50 most influential people in IP in the world. In doing so it characterized him as an “IP provocateur” and “the ringmaster who pulls together one of the IP world’s must-attend events.” In 2007, Chief Judge Paul Michel of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit presented Prof. Hansen with an award for “his contribution to the legal community’s understanding of international intellectual property law.” ‘

Date: 25th June 2014, 6.00-7.15pm

Location: UCL Cruciform Lecture Theatre, UCL Main Campus, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Modern Law Review 2014 Chorley Lecture – The Constitutional Imagination

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Chorley Lecture is an annual lecture inaugurated in 1972 and named in honour of Lord Chorley of Kendal, the founding editor of The Modern Law Review. The Lecture, which is normally delivered in late May or early June at the London School of Economics & Political Science, is the most important occasion in the calendar of The Modern Law Review. A version of the lecture is subsequently published as the lead article in the January issue of the following year’s Review.’

Date: 17th June 2014, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: Shaw Library, Od Building, London School of Economics

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: IALS – Priests of the Law: Royal Justices and Legal-Literary Culture in 13th-Century England

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Organised with the London Legal History Seminar.’

Date: 23rd May 2014, 6.00-7.30pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: IALS – National Security and Public Health: Exceptions to Human Rights?

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Keynote Speaker: Professor Malcolm Dando, Professor of International Security, University of Bradford, on “Threats of dual use biomedical research – when national security and public health collide”.

NATIONAL SECURITY PANEL

Chair: Dr Peter Lee
Dr Dina Hadad: “States of Exception and National Security: Exceptional Threat vs. Exceptional Rights”
Dr Myriam Feinberg: “Conflicts of Sovereignty in International Counterterrorism: the Kadi Case”
Solon Solomon: “National Security Debates in the Framework of Israeli Constitutionalism”
Dimitrios Kagiaros: “The Assessment of Damage to National Security in Disclosures from Whistleblowers in the Security and Intelligence Community in the UK”
Professor Jonathan Hafetz: “Targeted Drones Strikes and the Future of International Human Rights”

PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS PANEL

Chair: Dr John Coggon
Dr Brigit Toebes: “The Right to Health, National Security and Public Health: An Uneasy Relationship”
Dr Laura Niada: “Individual v public health in the human right to medicines: the problematic identification of ‘essential medicines’”
Dr Simisola Akintola: “Public Health versus Human Rights: An examination of the tensions between Individual Rights and Public Health in Biobanking Research”
Dr Dobrochna Bach-Golecka: “Public Health and Private Health: The Impact of EU Law on Healthcare in the Member States”
Professor Joachim Sanden and Dr Sacha-Dominik Bachmann: “The Right to Liberty and Security, Public Health and Disease Control”
Dr Andraz Zidar: “WHO International Health Regulations, the Rule of Law and the Protection of International Human Rights”

Conference Convenors: Dr Myriam Feinberg and Dr Laura Niada.’

Date: 29th May 2014, 11.00am-6.00pm

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

Charge: Full Rate: £75.00, Students: £40.00.

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: UCL – Lord Mansfield: Justice in the Age of Reason

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘In the first modern biography of Lord Mansfield (1705-1793), Norman Poser details the turbulent political life of eighteenth-century Britain’s most powerful judge, serving as chief justice for an unprecedented thirty-two years. His legal decisions launched England on the path to abolishing slavery and the slave trade, modernized commercial law in ways that helped establish Britain as the world’s leading industrial and trading nation, and his vigorous opposition to the American colonists stoked Revolutionary fires.’

Date: 29th April 2014, 3.00-5.00pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required.

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: IALS – Methodology of Legal History

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Professor Christopher Tomlins, Chancellor’s Professor of Law at University of California, Irvine, Affiliated Research Professor with The American Bar Foundation, Chicago, and from July 2014, Professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Distinguished Visiting Fellow in May 2014 at in the School of History and the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London.

Organised with the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context at Queen Mary, University of London.’

Date: 13th May 2014, 3.00-5.00pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Birkbeck – Law on Trial

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Putting scientific evidence on trial, our enquiry will extend from sciences of the body and mind (including psychoanalysis and neuroscience) to regimes of criminalization, criminal justice policy and prison abolition.’

Date: Various, see website for details

Location: Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX

Charge: Free, registration required.

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EVENT: IALS – Innovation and continuity in law making

Posted March 10th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Annual Sir William Dale Memorial Lecture, organised by the Centre for Legislative Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.’

Date: 14th May 2014, 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: IALS – Law, Gender and Sexuality: sources and methods in socio-legal research

Posted March 10th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This event, organised collaboratively by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the British Library, will be held at IALS in London on the 19th May 2014.

As with previous events in this series of national socio-legal training days, the aim is to draw attention to archives and content that newcomers to the field may not be aware of and to consider the methodological and practical issues involved in analysing sources.

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Amanda Perry-Kessaris (Kent Law School)
Elizabeth Dawson (IALS Archives of Legal Education)
Professor Fiona Cownie (Keele University School of Law)
Heather Dawson & others (LSE Library, Archives & Special Collections)
Jon Sims (British Library)
Professor Leslie J Moran (Birckbeck School of Law)
Dr Polly Russell (British Library)
Professor Richard Collier (Newcastle Law School)
Professor Rosemary Hunter (Kent Law School)
Dr Rosie Harding (Birmingham Law School)
Daniel Monk (Birkbeck)
Dr Dominic Janes (Birkbeck)’

Date: 19th May 2014

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

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

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