Upcoming Events

all events are in London, United Kingdom and are free to attend unless otherwise noted.

  • Human Rights and Climate Change
    Thursday 8 November / 18:30 – 20:00 
    London School of Economics & Political Science
    An expert panel will discuss the links between human rights and climate change, and whether rights-based climate change claims are one future path to spurring climate action.

 

 

  • Sexual Harassment at the Bar
    Thursday 29 November / 19:00
    Barnard’s Inn Hall
    2019 saw a seismic change in the willingness of women to speak out about sexual abuse suffered at work, and the willingness of others to hear and act on it. The creation of a #metoo movement called “Behind the Gown” was created by a group of barristers committed to tackling sexual harassment at the Bar. This lecture frankly confronts the anecdotal evidence and suggest ways in which we can learn from it.

 

  • Justice Online: are we there yet?
    Thursday 21 February 2019 / 18:00
    Barnard’s Inn Hall
    In 2017, government tried to pave the way for civil and family courts in England and Wales to provide “innovative methods of resolving disputes.” But the legislation needed to underpin a £1b investment in digitising the courts was help up for more than a year. Joshua Rozenberg QC reports on what has been achieved so far and asks how close we are to delivering online justice.

 

  • Politics and the Legal Profession
    Thursday 7 March 2019 / 18:00
    Barnard’s Inn Hall
    Cuts to legal aid, the concept of online justice, diversity within the legal profession and the judiciary, the independence of the Judiciary from the State, the impact the press can have on perceptions of fairness of justice: this lecture explores the controversial issue of how the politics of the day or decade can affect the way in which the Justice system functions in private and is perceived by the public. 

 

  • Fulbright Lecture: Political Spending on the Internet
    Tuesday 2 April 2019 / 13:00
    Museum of London
    Government officials in the UK and the USA have struggled to find effective ways to regulate political spending on the internet. The question of appropriate regulation is challenging – both in practice and principle. Professor Ringhand discusses how officials in the United Kingdom and the United States have approached the problem, and how they have faced surprisingly similar challenges despite the different underlying approaches to political campaign financing.