EVENT: UCL – Mishcon Lecture 2014: The Criminal Justice Response to Victims: Time for a shift in thinking

Posted November 26th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Speaker: Sir Keir Starmer, KCB, QC, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers, and former Director of Public Prosecutions and Head of the Crown Prosecution Service
Chair: The Rt Hon. Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls

The Mishcon Lectures were established at UCL in 1990 in honour of Lord Mishcon to mark his 75th birthday and in recognition of his achievements and service in the fields of law, education, religion, government and politics, both central and local.’

Date: 26th November 2014, 6.00-8.15pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: LSE – Legal Biography Project public conversation: In Conversation with the Lord Chief Justice

Posted November 24th, 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.

John Thomas is the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.’

Date: 25th November 2014, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: JUSTICE – Law and Literature Series: An evening with Hilary Mantel

Posted November 19th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Double Booker prize winning author, Hilary Mantel will read from Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, bringing to life one of the most complex characters of Tudor England, Thomas Cromwell.’

Date: 11th February 2015, 5.30pm

Location: Middle Temple

Charge: These are exclusive events for JUSTICE members and their guests. Tickets cost £50 and all profits go to the Securing JUSTICE at 60 Appeal.

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: JUSTICE – Law and Literature Series: An evening with Robert Harris

Posted November 19th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Best-selling author Robert Harris will read from An Officer & A Spy, his compelling account of France’s most infamous miscarriage of justice, the Dreyfus affair.’

Date: 4th December 2014, 5.30pm

Location: Lincoln’s Inn

Charge: These are exclusive events for JUSTICE members and their guests. Tickets cost £50 and all profits go to the Securing JUSTICE at 60 Appeal.

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: IALS – Victims and Vulnerable Witnesses – time for the UK to catch up with Europe or vice versa?

Posted November 13th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Successive UK Governments have promised to “put victims at the heart of the criminal justice system” and to “get it right for victims and witnesses”, without necessarily satisfying the requirements of Directive 2012/29/EU – let alone the levels of participation and protection offered by the traditional “parti civile” status in, for example, Italy.’

Date: 8th December 2014, 2.30pm

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 – The Foundations of EU Administrative Law: Treaty Foundations, Judicial Creativity and the Hierachy of Norms (Hamlyn Lecture 2014)

Posted November 13th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘In the third and final 2014 Hamlyn lecture Paul Craig will begin with a consideration of the formal Treaty foundations on which the subject has been built, and explores the origins of general principles of law crafted by the Community courts. The focus then shifts to the substantive foundations on which the subject has been constructed, and the role played by the rule of law in this development. The final section addresses the regulatory foundations of EU administrative law and the challenges that this has posed.’

Date: 2nd December 2014, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: Gray’s Inn Hall, London WC1R 5ET

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: IALS – The Legal Historian as Expert Witness

Posted November 13th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Organised with the London Legal History Seminar.’

Date: 28th November 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 – Extradition – is the UK a soft touch for the EU and USA?

Posted November 10th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The House of Lords Extradition Law Committee is once again inquiring into the complexity and fitness for purpose of the law and practice surrounding extradition, and the Extradition Act 2003 in particular. The European Arrest Warrant is slated to be retained under the UK’s opt out and in again arrangement.’

Date: 13th November 2014, 2.00-5.30pm

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

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: SOAS – Arbitration Seminar Series: Emergency arbitrator procedure

Posted November 3rd, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Guest speaker: Mr Shai Wade, partner at Stephenson Harwood, Partner at Stephenson Harwood LLP

Chair: Dr Emilia Onyema’

Date: 20th November 2014, 7.00-9.00pm

Location: Room 4426, Russell Square: College Building

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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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)

More information can be found here.

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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

More information can be found here.

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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

More information can be found here.

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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

More information can be found here.

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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

More information can be found here.

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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

More information can be found here.

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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

More information can be found here.

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