This year we have a special guest speaker, FW de Klerk. A lawyer by profession, F W de Klerk, was the last President of apartheid era South Africa. He is best known for engineering the end of apartheid and until 1996 was one of the Deputy Presidents of South Africa during the presidency of Nelson Mandela. Amongst the many awards he has received is the Nobel Peace Prize of 1993, which he was awarded with Nelson Mandela for his role in ending apartheid.
We expect the Dinner to be a popular event. Please make a note in your diaries of the date.
An application for tickets will be circulated later in the year.
lectures planned are as follows:
4 May 2011 “An update on Developments in Banking Litigation” - Gregory Mitchell QC and Jonathan Davies-Jones
8 June 2011 “The Bribery Act 2010” - David Huw Williams QC
21 June 2011 “Article 6, the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and common law – what does the duty to be fair mean now?" – Helen Mountfield QC
Further information on the lectures and an application form for tickets is available here.
At the end of last year members of the LSLA visited the Supreme Court for a tour of the Court and an informative talk by Louise Di Mambro (Registrar of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and Acting Registrar of the Privy Council) about the role of The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
The event was so well received that we decided to repeat it sometime this year. We shall let you know when we have a date.
The aim of the recommendations was to reduce costs whilst still enabling access to justice to those who need it. Notable amongst the recommendations are that CFA success fees and after the event insurance should cease to be recoverable from the opposing party in litigation and contingency fees should be permitted for Court litigation.
A copy of the consultation can be found at http://www.justice.gov.uk/consultations/docs/jackson-consultation-paper.pdf.
Committee members of the LSLA have had several press articles published over the past month including: