Human Rights Law Conference 2012

Wednesday 24 October 2012 ♦ 9.30am-5pm ♦ London W1G 9DT

The 14th annual conference covering all the latest developments across a wide range of practice areas.

BSB and SRA accredited: 6 Hours CPD 

JUSTICE membership entitles you to a £50 (£60 including VAT) discount on conference fee

Bookings for this event have now closed

Your essential guide to the key human rights developments in 2012 and their impact on your practice.

  • Gain in-depth coverage on the implications of recent case-law and legislative developments and what they mean for you
  • Learn about proposed law reforms and how you can prepare for the changes
  • Walk away with tools and strategies to manage changes to practice and procedure
  • Attend the practical and specialised workshop sessions moderated by legal experts

Outline programme

9.00am - Registration

9.40am - Morning Keynote

  • The Right Hon Lord Kerr Tonaghmore, Justice of the Supreme Court

10.00am - Human Rights Law - The Year in Review

  • Michael Fordham QC, Blackstone Chambers

11.15am - Morning Breakout Sessions:

  • Criminal Law and Human Rights Update - Alex Bailin QC, Matrix Chambers; Kirsty Brimelow QC, Doughty Street Chambers
  • Equality: Where Next? -  Caspar Glyn QC, Cloisters Chambers; Ulele BurnhamDoughty Street Chambers
  • Immigration and Asylum - Judith Farbey QC, Doughty Street Chambers; Duran SeddonGarden Court Chambers

12.45pm - Lunch

1:45pm - Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Judicial Review and Human Rights Update - Sam Grodzinski QC, Matrix Chambers; Anna MazzolaBindmans Solicitors 
  • The Two Europes - Jessica SimorMatrix Chambers; Jonathan Cooper OBE, Doughty Street Chambers
  • Defamation, Privacy and Freedom of Expression - Heather Rogers QC, Doughty Street Chambers; Mark Stephens CBEFiners Stephens Innocent

3.30pm - Afternoon Keynote

Rights in the Balance: Protecting Rights, Predicting the Future

  • Professor Conor Gearty, LSE and Matrix Chambers

4pm - Panel Discussion 

  • Richard Clayton QC, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square
  • Emily Thornberry MP, Shadow Attorney General
  • Chair: Roger Smith, Director, JUSTICE  
  • Other speaker(s) to be confirmed  

5pm - Close

Event details

Location:Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT
Times:9.30am - 5pm
Date(s):24 October 2012

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