EVENT: IALS – The Common Law and Europe (Hamlyn Lecture)

Posted September 19th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“Sir John Laws has served in the Court of Appeal and Privy Council since 1999 and has been responsible for a large number of important cases including Thoburn v Sunderland City Council in which he recognised principles of the common law that collided with the notion of Parliamentary Sovereignty. Sir John is also a constitutional jurist of note, having written several extra-judicial contributions that underline the importance of the rule of law and the courts in a democracy so that sovereignty is founded in the constitution, not just Parliament.

The Hamlyn Trust was created in 1948, by Miss Emma Hamlyn in memory of her father, a solicitor and Justice of the Peace in Torquay, Devon. The object of the Trust is to further knowledge and understanding of the law; this is achieved through an annual series of public lectures by distinguished judges, legal practitioners, academic lawyers and other eminent speakers.”

Date: 27th November 2013, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: Inner Temple Hall, Inner Temple, London EC4Y 7HL.

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.