EVENT: Advocacy & the Vulnerable – Training for Barristers

Posted April 28th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Inner Temple will be running two Advocacy and the Vulnerable training sessions for barristers on Saturday 17 June 2017. The Advocacy and the Vulnerable national training programme has been designed by His Honour Judge Rook QC, the Bar Council and the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) to ensure that all advocates, when dealing with vulnerable witnesses, understand the key principles behind the approach to and questioning of vulnerable people in the justice system. Training is being delivered by the Inns and Circuits and sessions will be led by barristers and judges who have been trained to facilitate these 3-hour sessions. It is anticipated that Advocacy and the Vulnerable training will become mandatory for any advocate wishing to undertake publicly funded work in serious sexual offence cases involving vulnerable witnesses.’

CPD: Course equivalent to 3 CPD hours plus 8 CPD hours for advance preparation

Open to practising barristers of all four Inns.

Date: 17th June 2017

Location: Inner Temple

Charge: Free

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EVENT: UCL – Abortion in the Twenty-First Century: Moral, Legal, and Cultural Dimensions

Posted April 27th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The event will begin with brief comments by both authors about the central ideas of their respective books. About Abortion confronts the question of why so much of United States politics and society is concerned with the abortion issue. Arguments about Abortion centres on the moral and legal permissibility of terminating pregnancy, and the relevance of arguments about foetal personhood for that question.’

Date: 17th May 2017, 5.30pm

Location: UCL Sir Ambrose Fleming LT, Roberts Building, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: how to Academy – ELECTION SPECIAL – how to: BREXIT

Posted April 25th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The big question was whether to exit. The bigger question is how to exit, for it will decide our future. No one disputes that we are at the crossroads – but which path to take, and what can we as citizens do at this point?’

Date: 2nd May 2017, 6.45-8.00pm

Location: The Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, off Portobello Road, London W11 2AY

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: Farrar’s Building – Discount rate – where are we now and what next?

Posted April 12th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The seminar will look at:

– implications for claims for future losses – the schedule & counter-schedule
– Roberts v Johnstone – the problem and the alternatives
– future lump sums and accelerated receipt – the exaggerated effect on distant events
– Smith & Manchester – a re-think?
– pensions – a disproportionate increase & what to do about it
– periodical payments – advantages & disadvantages in a changed landscape
– Part 36 offers – to withdraw, to make, to accept
– tactics – to settle or adjourn pending new legislation
– what’s next – new legislation & the alternatives
– What’s past? Professional negligence issues arising out of claims settled at a 2.5% discount rate’

Date: 27th April 2017, 6.00pm

Location: The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, South Square, London

Charge: Free, booking required

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EVENT: 11KBW – Term-time holidays: The decision of the Supreme Court in Isle of Wight Council v Platt

Posted April 12th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Term-time holidays were back in the headlines last week following the decision of Supreme Court in Isle of Wight Council v Platt but the consequences of the ruling go much wider than family vacations.

11KBW invites you to a breakfast seminar in Chambers on Tuesday 18 April 2017 from 8.45am to look at the decision and examine its implications, which will affect parents, schools and local authorities across the country.

It will be delivered by Paul Greatorex who represented Mr Platt throughout the proceedings and co-speaking will be Tom Cross. Places are limited and this is expected to be a very popular event so please book now.’

Date: 11th April 2017, 8.30am

Location: 11 King’s Bench Walk, London, EC4Y 7EQ

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Gresham College – Expert Witnesses: A Zero-Sum Game?

Posted April 11th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The use of experts in the family courts can make a significant difference to outcomes. The debate about the use of experts in court cases reflects the conflicted stance society takes on the emotive issue of child protection. It is a gross injustice to the child and parent for social workers, backed by ‘expert’ opinion, to wrongly remove children but it is equally unacceptable for vulnerable children to be left at home to suffer abuse.’

Date: 12th April 2017, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: Barnard’s Inn Hall

Charge: Free

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EVENT: UCL – Dangerous Speech

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Freedom of expression is once again under fire. We live in an era in which YouTube clips can inspire hatred and terrorism thousands of miles away from their creators; in which “fake news” and internet echo chambers hijack public deliberation; and in which universities that suppress illiberal speech are condemned as illiberal themselves. This day-long philosophical conversation will interrogate how we should defend, or otherwise qualify, the ideal of free speech in the face of the charge that it objectionably protects dangerous expression.’

Date: 12th May 2017, 9.00am-6.00pm

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

Charge: free, registration required

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EVENT: UCL – FinTech and the Law

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Less than a decade after the Financial Crisis, innovations in finance have radically reshaped the modern economy. The rapid application of technology, big data and algorithms on banking, lending and investing has led to the emergence of a new industry, the so-called FinTech industry. FinTech companies compete in the marketplace of traditional financial institutions and intermediaries in the delivery of financial services. Furthermore, the rise of peer-to-peer lending platforms and solutions over social networks and email as well as robo-advice challenge the traditional banking model and more generally the financial services industry.’

Date: 24th April 2017, 3.00-7.00pm

Location: UCL Events Pavillion, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: Birkbeck – Relationships Beyond the Couple: Queering Family Law

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Family laws around the world generally confine the legal recognition of voluntary relationships between adults to formations fitting the mould of the ‘Sexual Family’: a cohabiting sexual couple not related by blood or law. Personal life nonetheless comprises various queer formations which do not meet the standards of cohabitation (e.g. LAT-relationships, friendship), dyad (e.g. polyamory) or sexuality (e.g. co-housing of related or unrelated adults). Those formations remain invisible before the law and are not recognized substantively or symbolically. Whereas queer approaches have been proposed from both social theoretical, empirical and legal perspectives, those proposals generally remain empirically uninformed on the legal consciousness, practices and expectations of the adults concerned. Possible socio-legal methods strategies to gain insight in, and theorize on, the desirable legal protection beyond the couple will be discussed during this seminar. This Seminar aims at active participation from socio-legal scholars, some of which will present their own experiences after the introductory paper.’

Date: 26th April 2017, 1.00-2.30

Location: Birkbeck, University of London. Room 101, 30 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DQ

Charge: free, booking required

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EVENT: IALS – Legislation and Brexit

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Speaker: Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Queen Mary, University of London’

Date: 8th May 2017, 6.00-7.00pm

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

Charge: free, booking required

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EVENT: IALS – Ways of seeing law: What can art history tell lawyers about their discipline?

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Lawyers love the word. When we teach our students it is primarily through the lens of written judgements and textual analysis. Engagements between law and art tend to focus on the ways in which authoritative legal texts facilitate the commodification of creativity or seek to impose discipline on the sensual realm. This paper will focus on the implications of us moving beyond the law of art to the more complex territory of law and art. In doing so it will explore the value of the image as a source of information about law and legal phenomena which is otherwise lacking or marginalised in the legal canon.’

Date: 24th April 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

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

Charge: free, booking required

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EVENT: IALS – Cybercrime and its implications for effective risk based responses

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Chair: Professor John Spencer, University of Cambridge
Speakers include:
Professor Mike Levi, Professor of Criminology, Cardiff University
Tony Wilson
Gary Kibbey’

Date: 11th April 2017, 4.00-6.00pm

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

Charge: free, booking required

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EVENT: Queen Mary – Law and Normativity: Cross-Disciplinary Dialogues on a Troubled Relation

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The workshop aims to examine moral, conceptual, and empirical questions about legal normativity, including recent sceptical challenges against the supposed normativity of law. Can legal rules generate reasons to act as they require or only point to, or ‘trigger’, pre-existing reasons? Is it empirically correct that people obey the law, as opposed to merely conforming to it for reasons independent of the law? Does law have any distinct normative significance worthy of academic focus?’

Date: 19th May 2017, 1.00-5.30pm

Location: Room 313, Law Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Charge: free, booking required

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EVENT: Queen Mary – The Constitutional Value of Sunset Clauses: An historical and normative analysis

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC) in the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London hosts this new book forum for Dr Antonios Kouroutakis (Madrid) new book, The Constitutional Value of Sunset Clauses: An historical and normative analysis (Routledge, 2016). The forum will begin with an introduction to the book by Dr Kouroutakis, and will be followed by short commentary.’

Date: 4th May 2017, 5.00-7.00pm

Location: Room 313, Law Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Charge: free, booking required

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EVENT: Queen Mary – Professor Baldur Thorhallsson Leverhulme Lecture: “New small states, Brexit and seeking shelter”

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Professor Baldur Thorhallsson’s Leverhulme Lecture “New small states, Brexit and seeking shelter” to celebrate the publication of ‘Security in a Small Nation: Scotland, Democracy, Politics’ edited by AW Neal.’

Date: 28th April 2017, 6.00-7.30pm

Location: Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: European Circuit of the Bar of England and Wales in co-operation with Middle Temple – Written Constitutions – experiences and challenges.

Posted April 4th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Justice of the Supreme Court Lord Mance will chair a panel made up of Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC (Hon) of Blackstone Chambers , Professor Stefan Vogenauer of Max Planck Institute for European Legal History and Jeremy Gauntlett SC (South Africa), QC of Brick Court Chambers. The panel also hopes to be joined by an Irish Constitutional Lawyer.

The panel will reflect on the challenges and benefits of having a written constitution. Given the context of the BREXIT referendum and its aftermath, this discussion may in due course be relevant for the future development of the UK constitution.’

Date: 4th May 2017, 5.00-7.00pm

Location: Middle Temple

Charge: £20.00 or £10.00 if less than 7 years call

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EVENT: RSA – Prison Reform at a Crossroads

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The prison reform agenda in the UK has reached a critical stage of development with new legislation expected in the coming months and the expansion of the ‘Reform Prisons’ model which gives governors greater freedoms.

Nils Öberg will join Rachel O’Brien, who has led the RSA’s work on prisons, to share his experience in prisons and probation – the results, challenges and what the reform agenda in the UK can learn from this.’

Date: 8th March 2017, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: Great Room Auditorium, RSA House

Charge: Free, booking required

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EVENT: University of Westminister – Righting Wrongs: Enforcing Human Rights, Administering International Criminal Justice Conference

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Westminster Law School are pleased to host a conference exploring the connections between human rights and international criminal justice from the perspective of the institutions of international criminal justice, canvassing academic, practitioner and advocacy vantage points. In particular, this conference seeks to untangle the relationship between international human rights law and international criminal law in the investigation, prosecution and judgment of international crimes.

We are delighted to welcome academics, practitioners and civil society participants to Westminster for the conference, including:

Professor Rob Cryer, University of Birmingham,
Rogier Bartels, Legal Officer in Chambers of the International Criminal Court and
Edward Jeremy, Trial Lawyer in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court’

Date: 10th March 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm

Location: Portland Hall, University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street (Westminster Law School, Regent Library)

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: IALS – The Bubble Reputation: Protecting, Inflating, Deflating and Preserving It

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Speaker: James Michael, Senior Associate Research Fellow, IALS; Chair, IALS Information Law and Policy Centre

Chair: Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC

Does, or should, everyone have a right to a reputation, and if so, should that be the reputation that is desired, deserved, or created? If there is a right to a reputation, should it be malleable to the point of infinity, to be extended, amended, or deleted? And is a posthumous reputation the property of the dead, the next of kin, or a larger community? Cases and statutes from various jurisdictions give varying answers, sometimes reflecting national and regional cultural and historical differences, but the contrasts may point the way for international standards.’

Date: 8th March 2017, 6.00-8.00pm

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

Charge: Free, booking required

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EVENT: The Law Society – Encouraging more diversity among the Law Society’s Council, committees and Divisions

Posted February 21st, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Law Society is keen to encourage greater diversity in the composition of its Council policy committees and Divisions. For example, we believe that women, BAME, LGBT and younger solicitors and solicitors with disabilities are under represented on the Council, which is the elected governing body of the Law Society and sets policy on behalf of the profession. A similar pattern holds true for recruitment to the specialist committees that advise on specific areas of the law. Opportunities also exist for members to play a pro active role on our Divisions committees.’

Date: 21st March 2017, 5.30-8.30pm

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

Charge: Free, booking required

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