Judges and Jurists: Reflections on the House of Lords

Thursday 5th and Friday 6th November 2009 (Law Society’s Hall, London)

This Seminar, to take place at the Law Society’s Hall in London, will mark two events in 2009: the Centenary of the Society of Legal Scholars, and the transition from the House of Lords to the new United Kingdom Supreme Court. There will be a range of reflections on judicial reasoning and the interaction between judges, academics and the professions over a century of transformation. It is being organised by Birmingham Law School (although it is taking place in London).

The opening address will be given by The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, sometime Justice of the High Court of Australia, and the closing address will be given by The Rt Hon the Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, who will be one of the senior Justices of the new Supreme Court. There will also be panel sessions on a variety of topics. Perhaps of especial interest to readers here will be the paper to be given by Professor Adrian Briggs, which is entitled “Being right and being obviously right: reasoning cases in private international law”.

The Seminar is accredited for 12 Continuing Professional Development hours by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. There is an early booking discount on bookings made before the end of Friday 18th September 2009. Booking is available through the Birmingham Law School website.

Any queries may be directed to the organiser, James Lee.