EVENT: IALS – Urban Law Day 2018: Human Rights in Cities

Posted July 12th, 2018 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Urban Law Day is a specialised forum aiming to bring together a multidisciplinary circle of academics and practitioners interested in urban legislation, including planners, architects, policy makers, economists, urbanises, and lawyers.’

Date: 13th July 2018, 10.00am-1.30om

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

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

EVENT: IALS – ‘Refugee Protection in a Hostile World?’ Third Annual Conference, Refugee Law Initiative

Posted July 12th, 2018 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This year’s special theme – ‘Refugee Protection in a Hostile World?’ – reflects on an apparent strengthening of long-standing currents of anti-refugee feeling and other forms of instability in the world. This trend raises urgent questions about its present and future impact on refugee protection globally, as well as the interaction between global politics and refugee law.’

Date: 18th – 19th July 2018, 9.00am-8.00pm

Location: The Beveridge Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

EVENT: The Liberty Truck. Kalisher Trust Charity Event

Posted January 30th, 2018 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘In a year which has already seen reports on the effects of racial bias in the law and areas of public life from David Lammy and the government’s Race Audit, The Kalisher Trust Theatre Event hopes to provoke debate about the present by turning its dramatic searchlight on a case from the past.’

Date: 4th March, 6.00-9.00pm

Location: Middle Temple Hall

Charge: £60 (students £10)

More information can be found here.

EVENT: LSE – Lessons from Grenfell Tower: inequality and housing need, the Giant that still divides us

Posted January 10th, 2018 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The crucially important role of social housing has been recognised following the Grenfell Tower disaster, which also laid bare the disconnect between the ‘elites’ and the most disadvantaged in society.This event explores the link between inequality and housing, evidenced by the growing demand for low cost rented housing among those on the very lowest incomes. Unless the voices of communities and residents are heard and taken seriously, there is a risk that gaps in society will widen even further.’

Date: 23rd February 2018, 6.30-7.30pm

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics

Charge: Free, see website for details

More information can be found here.

EVENT: The Inner Temple History Society – King’s Inns, Dublin, and the Irish at London’s Inns of Court

Posted December 19th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

Dr Colum Kenny, Emeritus Prof of Communications at Dublin City University

‘From 1542 until 1885, men wishing to practise at the Irish Bar were required first to reside
for a stipulated period at one of the London Inns of Court. The Irish barrister and sometime
Unionist leader Edward Carson heatedly described that requirement as “one of the badges
of servitude of the Irish nation.”

On the eve of Ireland’s national holiday, Dr Kenny will tell the story of King’s Inns, Dublin,
since its foundation in 1541 — with particular reference to Ireland’s long association with the
Inner Temple and other English Inns of Court.’

Date: 16th March 2018, 6.00pm

Location: The Inner Temple

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

EVENT: IALS – 70 Years Ago – How Universal Rights Were Being Made

Posted November 28th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘In 1947 the United Nations was in the process of drafting what became the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies was founded. Getting agreement on what those rights would be was not easy. For example, on 6 December 1947, 70 years before this lecture, the Working Group on the Declaration considered whether the right to life began at conception. On 11 June 1948, when IALS opened in its first building at 25 Russell Square, the Commission on Human Rights rejected a French proposal that human rights should include intellectual property (which re-emerged later) and postponed discussion on a right to social security. There was nothing at all about discrimination and sexual orientation.’

Date: 6th December 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

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

Charge: Free, booking required

More information can be found here.

EVENT: SOAS – Inception Lecture 2017: Boiling the Frog: The Erosion of Human Rights in Malaysia

Posted October 23rd, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Dr Azmi Sharom is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya where he has taught for 27 years. He currently lectures Human Rights Law, International Environmental Law and Conflict of Laws and is Head of the Faculty of Law’s Human Rights Research Group. He is also currently President of the Academic Staff Union of University Malaya.’

Date: 31st October 2017, 5.30-7.00pm

Location: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

EVENT: Birkbeck – Confronting Inequality In Women’s Imprisonment

Posted October 20th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Based on a decade of field research, Barbara Owen will discuss her co-authored book In Search of Safety. The authors argue that intersectional inequalities and cumulative disadvantages are at the root of the gendered harms that both mirror women’s pathways to prison and constrain their experience while confined. Women must negotiate these inequities by developing forms of prison capital—social, human, cultural, emotional, and economic—to ensure their safety while inside. This conflict and subsequent violence result from human-rights violations inside the prison that occur within the gendered context of substandard prison conditions, inequalities of capital among those imprisoned, and relationships with correctional staff. By claiming such gendered harms are a form of state-sponsored suffering, In Search of Safety proposes a way forward—the implementation of international human-rights standards – The Bangkok and the Mandela Rules– for all women’s prisons.’

Date: 26th October 2017, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: Eng 1.03, Malet Place Engineering Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

EVENT: British Academy – Tracing the Relationship between Inequality, Crime and Punishment: Space, Time and Politics

Posted October 20th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Inequality is receiving increasing attention from social scientists and policy-makers alike. Whilst criminal justice scholars have long recognised that levels of inequality correlate with rates of crime and punishment, the causal mechanisms underlying these correlations are less well understood. Building on recent comparative and historical research on the institutional, cultural and political-economic factors shaping crime and punishment, this conference aims to advance understanding of whether, and if so how and why, social and economic inequality influences levels and types of crime and punishment, and conversely the impact of different levels and types of crime and punishment on various forms of inequality.’

Date: 7th-8th December 2017, 9.30am-5.00pm

Location: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

EVENT: Birkbeck – Conditions of Carriage: Formulations of Office and Place in Minor Jurisprudences of London

Posted October 20th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This paper considers some of the ways in which minor jurisprudences might provide a training in the conduct of the office of Jurisprudent of London (if such an office is still in use). Since the 1990s minor jurisprudences have emphasised variation and dissonance in relation major institutional and critical forms of jurisprudence. They have done so by finding and providing alternate sources, training and purpose in the instruction of the conduct of lawful relations. Reporting, rather loosely, on the writings of Peter Goodrich, Panu Minkkinen and Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihaloppous, this paper considers some of the ways minor jurisprudences recommend caring for the conduct of lawful relations of a place. The motivating conceit of this paper follows the understanding that London bears or carries a jurisprudence and that this can be studied through an engagement with the material ordering of the city. The paper reports back on research conducted between 2013-2017 on encounters of lawful relations along the TfL 345 bus route from Peckham bus Station to South Kensington.’

Date: 1st November 2017, 1.00-2.30pm

Location: RUS 101, Birkbeck, University Of London, 30 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DT

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

EVENT: Bar Standards Board – Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference 2017

Posted October 20th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘In November in conjunction with the Legal Practice Management Association(LPMA), the Bar Standards Board are running a workshop at the Annual Bar Conference and Young Bar Conference 2017 titled ‘Transparency and feedback the future of legal services.’

Date: 4th November 2017, 1.50-3.00pm

Location: Westminster Park Plaza 200 Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7UT

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

EVENT: Bar Standards Board – Transparency Standards seminar

Posted October 20th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Should barristers be obliged to publish their fees online?

We are hosting a seminar to discuss key questions like this, and others, in relation to our recently launched Transparency Standards consultation.

The session will focus on the recommendations outlined in our new consultation to promote transparency of the fees, services and redress offered by the Bar, following the Competition and Markets Authority report into the legal services market. ‘

Date: 21st November 2017, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Waterhouse Suite at Holborn Bars, London, EC1N 2NQ

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

EVENT: Temple Church – The Charter of the Forest After 800 Years – Its Meaning Then and Now

Posted October 20th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Temple Church will host a symposium based upon this Charter, which came into being 800 years ago, and two years after its more famous cousin Magna Carta.’

Date: 30th October, 5.45pm

Location: Temple Church

More information can be found here (PDF).

EVENT: The Inner Temple – Becoming A Barrister

Posted October 20th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Are you thinking of becoming a Barrister? If you want to find out more, join us at one of the Inner Temple’s Becoming a Barrister Insight Events, starting next week:
Insight event – London 26 October
Venue: The Inner Temple (EC4Y 7HL)
* Doors open 5.30pm
* Panel session with Question and Answer session 6pm
* Reception from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Insight event – Oxford 1 November
Venue: Examination School (OX1 4BG)
* 6.30 pm Doors open
* 6.45pm Panel session with Question and Answer session
* 7.40 pm Reception
* 8.40 pm Finish

Insight event – Bristol 6 November
Venue: Royal Academy of West England (BS8 1PX)
* 6.30 pm Doors open
* 6.45pm Panel session with Question and Answer session
* 7.40 pm Reception
* 8.40 pm Finish

Insight event – Durham 7 November
Venue: St Aidan’s College (DH1 3LJ)
* 5.30 pm Doors open
* 6.00 pm Panel session with Question and Answer session
* 7.00 pm Reception
* 8.40 pm Finish

Insight event – Cambridge – 28 November
Venue: Fitzwilliam College
* 5.30 pm Doors open
* 6.00 pm Panel session with Question and Answer session
* 7.00 pm Reception
* 8.40 pm Finish

These events are free and open to anyone who is interested in a career at the Bar and want the opportunity to have their questions answered by practising barristers. The Outreach team will be on hand to answer questions about scholarships and schemes run by the Inn. Book now: https://goo.gl/wDKrkD

EVENT: DLA Annual Conference 2017

Posted October 19th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Book soon to secure a place at this year’s DLA conference.

The DLA conference is renowned for its combination of cutting-edge legal commentary, insightful exposition and shaping the policy agenda for discrimination lawyers – this year is no exception.

Speakers in the morning include Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society; Karon Monaghan QC of Matrix Chambers and Professor Iyiola Solanke, Professor of EU Law and Social Justice at Leeds University. During the afternoon participants will be able to choose topics they wish to explore in greater depth during breakout sessions covering a range of current equality law issues. The breakout sessions, led by experienced practitioners with specialist expertise, will provide practical advice in relation to particular areas of law or procedures

The day concludes with a panel discussion chaired by Robin Allen QC followed by a drinks reception.’

Date: 3rd November 2017

Location: Allen & Overy, Bishops Square, London E1 6AD

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

EVENT: Being Human Festival – Knowing our rights – do terrorists have human rights too?

Posted October 5th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘It’s one of the trickiest legal and ethical questions of the modern age: should terrorists be denied their human rights in the interest of security? Should they simply be treated as rights-less? Come and hear an in-depth discussion of this vital contemporary matter, from a legal, philosophical and practical perspective.’

Date: 23rd November 2017, 7.00-9.00pm

Location: The Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London, Middlesex W2 1QJ

Charge: Free, RSVP

More information can be found here.

EVENT: JUSTICE – Human Rights Law Conference 2017

Posted October 5th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘One of the highlights of the human rights lawyer’s CPD calendar, the JUSTICE Annual Human Rights Conference offers a key opportunity to update your legal knowledge and gain valuable insight into the human rights issues of the year.’

Date: 13th October 2017, 9.00am-5.00pm

Location: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

EVENT: Henderson Chambers – Pupillage Event 2017

Posted October 2nd, 2017 in Forthcoming events, pupillage by sally

‘Henderson Chambers are holding a Pupillage Event to meet future pupillage applicants. We want to get to know you, and we want to give you a chance to get to know us. We hope to introduce you to Chambers and to our Pupillage.

Members of Chambers are currently instructed in the Grenfell Tower Fire, the VW Emissions litigation, Nigerian oil spills, and the Seroxat group action, as well as many other high profile and complex cases.

In 2019-2020, Chambers will offer its pupils a £70,000 award and a Caribbean secondment.

Event Details:
• 25 November 2017 (immediately after the National Pupillage Fair)
• 3.30pm to 6.00pm
• Talks from senior and junior members
• Q&A
• Drinks, food, and a chance to mingle with our members

If you would like to attend, please email pupillages@hendersonchambers.co.uk no later than 4pm on 3 November 2017. You need to include your name and contact details, and answer the following question in no more than 100 words: Why are you interested in Pupillage at Henderson Chambers?’

EVENT: The Bar Council – Legal Consequences of Brexit

‘This seminar, organised jointly by the Bar Council and the Deutscher Anwaltverein (German Bar Association), will offer a platform for a discussion on the legal consequences of Brexit.

It will include topics such as the Art. 50 Litigation and the consequences for constitutional law and passporting and mutual recognition in financial services post-Brexit.’

Date: 20th October 2017, 2.00-5.00pm

Location: The General Council of the Bar, 289 – 293 High Holbon, WC1V 7HZ London

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

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

More information can be found here.