EVENT: King’s College London – Law Commission’s Work in Criminal Law and Evidence with a Special Focus on Offences against the Person

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘With Professor David Ormerod, Barrister (Bencher of Middle Temple).

David Ormerod was appointed Law Commissioner for Criminal Law and Evidence on the 1 September 2010 and is on secondment from Queen Mary until 2015.
He is Professor of Criminal Justice at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters, and several hundred case commentaries.
The lecture will be followd by a reception.’

Date: 28th January 2015, 6.30-8.30pm

Location: Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King’s College London, London WC2R 0RN

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

Comments Off

EVENT: The Law Society – Delay too often defeats justice

Posted January 16th, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. The values enshrined in the Magna Carta remain as valuable today as they have ever been. Justice, fairness, equality and legitimacy remain central to a strong, democratic legal system. They are lasting values, which will remain as relevant to lawyers today as they will for the next 800 years and beyond.

To celebrate the anniversary, Lord Dyson, the Master of the Rolls will be giving a presentation at the Law Society entitled “Delay too often defeats justice”.’

Date: 22nd April 2015, 6.30-9.00pm

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

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

Comments Off

EVENT: IALS – Whistleblowers: Better Off in the UK or Elsewhere in the EU?

Posted January 16th, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 is currently subject to a Government Consultation. Sections 17-20 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 have introduced a series of changes. Meanwhile, the European Ombudsman has asked “what are the EU Institutions doing to protect whistleblowers?” We ask whether whistleblowing legislation is working here and in Europe and what more needs to be done to encourage, support and protect those who disclose information in the public interest.’

Date: 2nd February 2015, 2.00-6.00pm

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.

Comments Off

EVENT: IALS – The (I)legitimacy of the Duty of Loyalty for Corporate Boards

Posted January 16th, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The reformulated duty of loyalty now found in section 172 of the Companies Act 2006 has generated debate about what is the best reading of the duty, the most fundamental aspect of which is whether this behavioural standard obliges a narrow focus on financial capital or a broader notion of well-being and inclusiveness amongst non-shareholder interests. This research argues that the law as a privileged and constitutive way of society-making can only be understood within a broader conceptual framework rather than the more traditional expository analysis of law. The context in which such an analysis takes place is that of the anti-collectivist, market-based political project of neoliberalsm. When viewed through this explanatory lens we see very clearly that English legal doctrine entrenches a relationship between managers and shareholders. In doing so the research shows that the extraction of private benefits of control by shareholders is not an inevitable occurrence, but a decades-long, human created, and contingent phenomena. While non-shareholder language is introduced into the duty, this precatory element is merely a potential source of legitimacy to the ideology of the company as a private, exclusively shareholder-oriented enterprise.’

Date: 19th February 2015, 12.30-1.30pm

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.

Comments Off

EVENT: IALS – “Does privacy matter?”

Posted January 16th, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This Public Lecture, followed by a reception, marks the launch the new Centre for Law and Information Policy at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.’

Date: 24th February 2015, 6.00-8.00pm

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.

Comments Off

EVENT: IALS – Family Law Reform: Why is it so Hard to Move Beyond Reports? What Can We do? What Can You Do?

Posted January 15th, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Family Law Justice System restructures families and family life. Reports in countless jurisdictions have been critical of the Family Law Justice System. These reports have diagnosed a myriad of problems, (including delay, expense, self-representation, exacerbation of conflict, lack of judicial continuity), called for change, and highlight a broad range of Access to Justice issues. Why is change so hard to effect? What can we do? What can you do?’

Date: 25th March 2015, 6.00-8.00pm

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.

Comments Off

EVENT: National Pupillage Fair March 2015

Posted January 13th, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘There a limited number of exhibitors stands still available at the TARGETjobs Law National Pupillage Fair at Lincoln’s Inn on the 7th March 2015. The event, now in its 17th year, is the only national event exclusively targeted at students pursuing a career at the Bar and attracts over 1,500 career minded law students, 50% of whom are currently studying at a top 30 university and 20% currently already studying for their BPTC qualification every year.’

Date: 7th March 2015

Location: Lincoln’s Inn, London

Stand cost: Various prices available depending on location of stand. Please contact Kym Freedman on 01491 828920 or kym.freedman@groupgti.com for more information

More information can be found here.

Comments Off

EVENT: UCL – Constitutionalising Labour Rights

Posted January 9th, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

Advocates of labour rights argue that constitutional protection of the freedom of association should be interpreted to include the rights to bargain collectively and to strike. They invoke international and transnational human rights instruments, as well as the observations of the International Labour Organization’s supervisory bodies, as normative resources that can be used by constitutional courts to advance such an interpretation.

Date: 22nd January 2015, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: UCL Laws, Bentham House, WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

Comments Off

EVENT: UCL – Proportionate Defense in Morality and Law

Posted January 9th, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Jeff McMahan is White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He completed a BA degree in English literature at the University of the South (Sewanee), followed by graduate work in philosophy at Corpus Christi College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Professor McMahan then studied at the University of Cambridge, where he was a research fellow of St. John’s College from 1983 to 1986 and received his doctorate in 1986. He has written extensively on normative and applied ethics. His publications include The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life (Oxford University Press, 2002), Killing in War (OUP, 2009), which argues against foundational elements of the traditional theory of the just war, The Morality of Nationalism (co-edited with Robert McKim, OUP, 1997), and Ethics and Humanity (co-edited with Ann Davis and Richard Keshen, OUP, 2010).’

Date: 11th February 2015, 4.00-7.00pm

Location: Moot Court, UCL Laws, Bentham House, WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

Comments Off

EVENT: UCL – No interest in Human Rights?

Posted January 8th, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Dr. Meckled-Garcia is the founder of the Human Rights programme at the School of Public Policy, having designed and launched the MA in Human Rights in 2003. He is also co-founder and Director of the new UCL Institute for Human Rights. His research focuses on the ethical foundations of human rights, and on theories of international justice. This work emphasises the link between adopting specific theories of human rights, justice and criminal liability, and clear practical/policy consequences.’

Date: 28th January 2015, 4.00-7.00pm

Location: Moot Court, UCL Laws, Bentham House, WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

Comments Off

EVENT: UCL – Reforming Offences Against the Person

Posted January 8th, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This lecture will discuss the Law Commission’s recent scoping consultation paper, Reform of Offences Against the Person. The Offences Against the Person Act 1861 is in daily use in the criminal courts in England and Wales, but there have been many calls over the years for its replacement. The scoping paper examines the case for reform and present numerous important questions for consultation.’

Date: 19th January 2015, 6.00-7.30pm

Location: UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, UCL Main Quad, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

Comments Off

EVENT: The Law Society – Legal Aid Annual Conference 2015

Posted December 10th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Law Society’s fourth legal aid conference will provide up to date information and relevant business advice to help support practitioners operating in difficult times. This essential event, presented by subject matter experts, will include two plenary sessions and practical breakout sessions covering:

• Digital working in crime and civil
• Financial health check for your firm
• Managing your legal aid contract
• Maximising your criminal fee
• Benefits of in house advocacy
• Operating under LASPO’

CPD Hours 5

Date: 19th March 2015, 9.00am-5.00pm

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

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

Comments Off

EVENT: UCL – Common Law and Statute in the Law of Employment

Posted December 10th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘How should judges develop the common law where Parliament has ‘occupied the field’ through statutory regulation? This is an important enquiry, particularly given the modern prominence of legislation as a form of law-making in the sphere of labour law. In Johnson v Unisys, Lord Hoffmann controversially invoked constitutional principle to halt the development of the common law of wrongful dismissal in the face of a statutory right not to be unfairly dismissed.’

Date: 12th March 2015, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: UCL Laws, Bentham House, WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

Comments Off

EVENT: The Law Society – The role of the Charter of Fundamental Rights within the EU legal framework and its relevance for the UK legal order

Posted December 10th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Respect for fundamental rights is one of the basic principles on which the European Union is based. This joint-lecture will first examine the Charter’s key features, its role within the human rights protection regime of the EU and the remedies available at EU level for violations of human rights.’

CPD hours 2

Date: 26th March 2015, 6.00-8.00pm

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

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

Comments Off

EVENT: Queen Mary – Judge Paul Mahoney: ‘The Changing Face of the European Court of Human Rights’

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta as well as the 50th anniversary of the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London. To commemorate both of these milestones, the Human Rights Collegium will be hosting this special event. Judge Paul Mahoney, UK Judge on the European Court of Human Rights will speak about the changing face of the European Convention on Human Rights.

This event will be chaired by Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC.

Lady Justice Arden will deliver the response.’

Date: 5th February 2015, 6.30pm

Location: Arts2 Lecture Theatre, Arts2 Building, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

Comments Off

EVENT: The Law Society – Recent Developments at the European Court of Human Rights

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This session, led by Jessica Simor QC (Matrix) and Professor Philip Leach (Middlesex University/EHRAC) will discuss some key recent developments in the law and practice of the European Court of Human Rights, including jurisdictional issues and extra-territoriality and the Court’s approach to systemic human rights.’

CPD Hours 2

Date: 12th March 2015, 6.00-8.00pm

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

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

Comments Off

EVENT: LSE – Extradition and the Erosion of Human Rights

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Since 9/11 the rules governing extradition from the UK to the US have been systematically relaxed, and safeguards designed to protect against injustice have been dismantled. British citizens are extradited on untested charges to face justice in US courts and prisons, but what standard of justice?’

Date: 28th January 2015, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

Comments Off

EVENT: UCL – A post-European British Constitution: Plus ça change?

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The United Kingdom’s constitution is fast approaching a fork in the road that separates two paths leading to different constitutional futures. The first path represents a continuation of our journey as part of the mainstream of European nations that are parties to the European Convention on Human Rights and members of the European Union. The second path represents the constitutional journey that would be undertaken if the UK were to withdraw from the ECHR or the EU.’

Date: 5th March 2015, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: UCL Laws, Bentham House, WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

Comments Off

EVENT: The Law Society – The European Court of Human Rights and international criminal law

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘In recent years, the European Court has addressed cases concerning genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, as well as the application of the Geneva Conventions in the interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights. The relevant cases will be examined.’

CPD hours 2

Date: 5th March 2015, 6.00-8.00pm

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

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

Comments Off

EVENT: UCL – On the Historicity of Financial Crime

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Origins of Modern Financial Crime: Historical foundations and current problems in Britain (Abingdon: Routledge, 2014) provides a multi-disciplinary analysis of ‘the problem’ of financial crime in the ‘commercial sphere’ in Britain. It reflects the longstanding view that the challenges presented by financial crime, which are both enforcement and perceptually oriented, as they are understood by academic scholars and also practitioners and regulators and policymakers, merit an analysis drawing on contributions from many academic disciplines. In drawing extensively on legal and criminological approaches, the text centrally also highlights the benefits which can emanate from historicising the ‘problem’ of financial crime. And in doing so this analysis of financial crime also constitutes an entreaty for encouraging legal scholarship to engage more comprehensively with historical enquiry and analysis.’

Date: 10th February 2015,

Location: UCL Laws, Bentham House, WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

Comments Off