EVENT: IALS – Deferred Prosecutions: Coming to the UK and already up and running elsewhere in Europe

Posted June 4th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“Chair: Professor John Spencer, QC, University of Cambridge; President of the UK European Criminal Law Association

Patrick Rappo, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson, formerly of Serious Fraud Office – The new law and how DPs will work in UK

Francois Franchi, President, Cour d’Appel, Paris – How the French do the same thing, differently!

Ms Lila Sujanani – Legal and practical critique of UK system

Professor Joachim Vogel, RIOLG, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich – Prosecution agreements in commercial fraud cases – law and practice in Germany.”

Date: 26th June 2013, 2.30-6.00pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

EVENT: IALS – The Constitution of the Public Sphere: the post-Leveson Landscape (W G Hart Legal Workshop 2013)

Posted June 4th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“The WG Hart Legal Workshop 2013 will address the array of legal, regulatory and philosophical questions opened by the Leveson Inquiry and Report, and by the subsequent and related reform debates that have fulminated in recent times. Most obviously, this focuses attention on the emergent scheme for press regulation and how this fits in the wider regulatory context. The phone-hacking scandal, the Leveson Inquiry and associated policy debates have ranged far more widely than this and impinge on many aspects of the legal framing of the public sphere. The public sphere, of course, comprises much more than the British mainstream media. Recognising this, the workshop will also seek to address the relevance of current policy debates and legal and regulatory reform for the new, converging and social dimensions of the media landscape. It will also seek to draw on international and comparative perspectives.”

Date: 24th – 25th June 2013

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Charge: Email for more information.

More information can be found here.

EVENT: The London Law Fair 2013

Posted May 31st, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“The London Law Fair brings together students of law and graduates from all backgrounds with employers who are looking for the very best talent.

Visitors to the London Law Fair will benefit from a free seminar programme providing valuable insights on how to make a successful career in law.

Brought to you by the London Law Fair Consortium, comprising CILEx, CILEx Law School, the University of East London, London South Bank University, Kingston University and London Metropolitan University, the London Law Fair is the one ‘don’t miss’ opportunity for students, employers and law schools.”

Date: 27th November 2013, 12.00-4.00pm

Location: Business Design Centre, Islington.

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

EVENT: LegalVoice Conference – ‘LASPO survival’

Posted May 31st, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“Book your places now for the first Legal Voice Conference. The event called ‘LASPO Survival’ will include a keynote address by Lord Low and closing comments by Lord Bach.”

5 CPD Hours

Date: 15th July 2013

Location: Allen & Overy LLP, 1 Bishops Square, London E1 6AD

Charge: £90 for a ticket; discounted Fee (for Legal Voice e-mail subscribers) of £60

More information can be found here.

EVENT: Temple Church – Panel Discussion & Book Launch: Islam & English Law

Posted May 29th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“Islam and English Law, ed. Robin Griffith-Jones (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013) begins with the foundational lecture given for the Temple Church by Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, on an ‘inevitable’ accommodation between shari‛a and British law. The book’s following chapters – by lawyers, sociologists and theologians – look back on developments since the Archbishop spoke and forwards along trajectories, in family law and human rights, opened by his lecture. This evening we pursue these questions further. How are the rights of all citizens to be respected and their responsibilities met?”

CPD-accreditation: 1 hour

Date: 3rd June 2013, 6.00-8.00pm

Location: Temple Church

Charge: Free entry, copies of the book will be on sale: paperback, £20; hardback, £55.

More information can be found here.

EVENT: The Bar Council – Legal Aid Question Time

Posted May 29th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, is hosting a ‘Legal Aid Question Time’ debate in Westminster to give a range of interested individuals and groups the chance to have their say on the proposed legal aid changes.”

Date: 18th June 2013, 6.00-7.30pm

Location: Church House, Harvey Goodwin Suite, Dean’s Yard, London SW1P 3NZ

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

EVENT: UCL – Current Legal Issues Colloquium 2013 Law and Michael Freeman

Posted May 29th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“The UCL Faculty of Laws is celebrating Professor Michael Freeman’s extraordinary contribution to legal scholarship over the course of his distinguished career in the 2013 Current Legal Issues Colloquium.

The themes of the Colloquium will encompass children’s rights, corporal punishment of children, family and child law generally, medical ethics and the law, jurisprudence, Jewish law and legal systems/legal pluralism, all areas of research to which Michael has made significant contributions.”

Date: 1st – 2nd July 2013

Location: UCL Faculty of Laws – Graduate Wing

Charge: For conference packages see here.

More information can be found here.

EVENT: UCL – Poverty and Rights: Can and Should the Law Promote Socio-Economic Equality?

Posted May 29th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“In these times of austerity, the impact of public spending cuts on the most disadvantaged is in the spotlight. With research suggesting that the poor are disproportionately negatively impacted by spending cuts, the question of whether the law should step in on their behalf to challenge public spending decisions is at the fore. The longstanding divide between those who think that it is not the place of the law to redistribute resources and those who think socio-economic rights cannot be fully realised without such redistribution, is reignited.”

Date: 6th June 2013, 6.00pm

Location: Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

EVENT: The Law Society – Civil Justice Section Conference

Posted May 29th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“Industry leaders (including the judiciary) will give delegates the benefit of their experience of what difference Jackson has really made in practice – has it been a massive change, or is everyone just carrying on the same old way?

Delegates will have the opportunity to share their own experiences, and question experts about the real world post-Jackson

CPD hours 2

The target audience is every single litigator, from commercial litigation to personal injury, and including more niche specialists, as these changes affect everyone.”

Date: 20th June 2013, 2.15-4.45pm

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

Charge: This event is free to attend for Civil Justice Section Members. Non Section Member £50 + VAT= £60.00

More information can be found here.

EVENT: IALS – Legislation, users and the web – legislation.gov.uk and the future of the statute book

Posted May 29th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“Over the last twenty years the web has fundamentally changed who is accessing legislation. The official legislation website, legislation.gov.uk is now used by millions of people every month. Who are the new users of legislation and what do they need and expect? How might the growth in audience impact both how legislation is drafted and presented? What further changes does the web have in store for the statute book? What does it mean to think about legislation as data and legislation as code, and what contribution might these ideas make to legislation that is clear and accessible – the essence of good law?”

Date: 10th June 2013, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

EVENT: The Law Society – Fiona Woolf Lecture

Posted May 29th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“In 2007, the Association of Women Solicitors decided to honour the achievements of Fiona Woolf CBE, then President of the Law Society, with an annual lecture by a prestigious figure.

On June 3rd 2013 the lecture will be delivered by guest speaker Katherine Grainger CBE: ‘Murder She Rowed’

CPD hours 1.0

This event is aimed at both members and non members of the Law Society.”

Date: 3rd June 2013, 6.30-8.30pm

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

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

EVENT: King’s College London – Creativity, Innovation and Competition Conference

Posted May 20th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“This conference deals with recent, controversial issues at the intersection of patent, copyright and competition law. It features a diverse range of international and UK speakers, from academia and practice, whose expertise is in intellectual property and/or competition law. The conference will be of interest to scholars, lawyers, those in industry and Ph D students.”

Date: 20th June 2013

Location: River Room – Strand Campus, King’s College London

Charge: £50

More information can be found here.

EVENT: The Law Society – The Minority Lawyers’ Seminar: Career Development and Social Media

Posted May 20th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“The Bar Council, the Law Society, and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) are proud to announce this year’s Minority Lawyers’ Conference (MLC) will be held as a series of evening seminars throughout the year. The seminars will cover some of the challenges around career development, and will focus on helping lawyers from minority communities.”

Date: 18th June 2013, 6.00-8.00pm

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

Charge: £10 + VAT

More information can be found here.

EVENT: IALS – The European Public Prosecutor: Coming Soon To A Country Near You?

Posted May 16th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“The European Union Act 2011 requires a referendum in the UK before we can appoint an EPP here; but other member states may do so without our participation. Why would they want to, and how would we work with such an official if he were to be appointed?”

Date: 20 May 2013, 2.00-6:00pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Charge: Free event

More information is available here.

EVENT: LSE – Legal Biography Project, In Conversation with Dame Heather Hallett

Posted May 15th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“The Rt. Hon Lady Justice Hallett has been a Court of Appeal Judge since 2005, was the first woman to chair the Bar Council and is currently a member of the Judicial Appointments Commission. We are delighted to welcome Dame Heather to the LSE to be interviewed about her life and career. The interview will be conducted by Professor Linda Mulcahy and is open to staff, students and the public.”

Date: Tuesday 21st May 2013

Location: New Theatre, East Building, LSE

Charge: Free event

More information can be found here.

EVENT: IALS – Showcasing Legal Education Research

Posted May 15th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“The Legal Education Research Network (LERN) is delighted to announce this half day event on 23rd May 2013 at the Insitute of Advanced Legal Studies, London to showcase the research carried out by previous LERN grant winners and to launch the 2013 LERN grants. This is an important opportunity to find out more about research into legal education, see examples of work being done and to get information on how to apply for a grant yourself.

Date: 23rd May 2013, 12.00-5.00pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Charge: £30

More information can be found here.

EVENT: Modern Law Review 2013 Chorley Lecture – The Challenge of Executive Democracy in Europe

Posted May 15th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“The recent response of supranational and national executives to challenges such as global security threats and the Eurocrisis prompts a fresh look at fundamental issues of (representative) democracy in Europe. First, the compound nature of the European Union continues to link supranational democracy closely with the functioning of national democracies. Second, the democratic challenge is accentuated by the acceleration of power exercised by the supranational executive including the (new) tasks of a growing array of institutions, agencies and other executive actors. Finally, secrecy and fragmentation of powers and responsibilities hinders public debate and democratic accountability. All of this may be indicative of an unbound executive beyond the reach of supranational and national democracy.”

Date: Tuesday 4th June 2013, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: Shaw Library, Old Building, London School of Economics and Political Science

Charge: Free event, RSVP by Monday 27 May to Bradley Barlow, LSE (b.barlow@lse.ac.uk)

More information is available here.

EVENT: LSE – The Government’s Proposals on Legal Aid: The Client, The Lawyer and The Rule of Law Town Hall Meeting

Posted May 15th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“What do the government’s legal aid proposals mean for access to justice and the rule of law? This meeting, which is being organised by LSE with the support of Matrix Chambers, will consider the proposals for civil legal aid and public law, set out in the consultation paper Transforming legal aid: delivering a more credible and efficient system. It is aimed at all those with an interest in the proper functioning of the public law system, including politicians, judges, academics, solicitors, barristers, client groups, and the media. It will look in particular at cases that will not be capable of being brought under the new proposals, whether because they will fail the proposed residence test (which would exclude a great many of the major cases of the last few years) or the prison law scope test; but it will also and more generally assess the viability of specialist public law practice in the future.”

Date: Monday 20 May 2013, 6.30-8.30pm

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

Charge: Free event

More information can be found here.

EVENT: Gresham College – The UK and the New Face of Europe

Posted May 14th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“How will the Eurozone crisis impact on the UK’s relationship with the EU?
In the past, the UK has always insisted on keeping a seat at the heart of the system. But it now suggests that it would be happy for Eurozone members to integrate more closely in order to withstand the crisis, without joining in itself.”

Date: Thursday, 6 June 2013, 6.00pm

Location: Guildhall

Charge: Free event, booking required

More information is available here.