“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
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