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.

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

More information can be found here.

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

More information can be found here.

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

More information can be found here.

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

More information can be found here.

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

More information can be found here.

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

More information can be found here.

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

More information can be found here.

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

More information can be found here.

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

More information can be found here.

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

More information can be found here.

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

More information can be found here.

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

More information can be found here.