Previous Lecture Series and Speakers
- 18 January 2016
Dr James Goudkamp, Inner Temple Academic Fellow and
Professor Donal Nolan, University of Oxford
Contributory Negligence in Practice
- 15 February 2016
Professor Christopher Newdick, University of Reading
Are Medical Ethics Bad for our Health?
The theme for the 2015 Lecture Series was "Inner Templars who have Helped Change the World."
- 9 November 2015
Master Butler-Sloss (The Rt Hon The Baroness Butler-Sloss of Marsh Green GBE)
The Legal Glass Ceiling - Broken or Merely Cracked?
The theme for the 2014 Lecture Series was "Recent Landmarks in the Law."
The theme for the 2013 Lecture Series was "Human Rights and our Relationship with the Strasbourg Court."
- 21 January 2013
Justice Dyson Heydon AC
Are Bills of Rights Necessary in Common Law Systems?
- 18 February 2013
Louise Christian, Senior Consultant and Head of Public Law at Christian Khan Solicitors
Should the Decisions of the Foreign Secretary be Justiciable?
- 18 March 2013
Master Fitzgerald (Edward Fitzgerald QC)
Extradtition, Deportation and Human Rights.
- 7 October 2013
Master Mahoney (Judge Paul Mahoney)
The Relationship between the Strasboug Court and the National Courts.
- 11 November 2013
Master Reed (The Rt Hon Lord Reed)
The Common Law and the ECHR
The theme for the 2012 Lecture Series was "Academics and Practitioners: Friends or Foe?"
- 23 January 2012
Justice Dyson Heydon AC
Threats to Judicial Independence - The Independence of the Judiciary - The Enemy Within.
- 20 February 2012
Professor Cheryl Thomas
Why Judges and Juries Need (some) Academicshe Independence of the Profession and the Rule of Law.
- 19 March 2012
Dr Iyiola Solanke
Academics and Practitioners: Common Occupants of Interplanetary Craft.
- 23 April 2012
The Doctrine of Precedent and the Supreme Court.
- 18 June 2012
A Valedictory Summing Up.
- 8 October 2012 Professor Sir Robin Jacob
Stopping People doing Things can Sometimes be a Good Idea.
- 12 November 2012
Academics: Forgotten Players or Interlopers?
The theme for the 2011 Lecture Series was "The Independence of the Profession and the Judiciary".
- 21 February 2011
Master Anthony Hughes
Independence of the Judiciary - from what?
- 21 March 2011
Master Deech & Peter Lodder QC
The Independence of the Profession and the Rule of Law.
- 10 October 2011
Independence of the International Judge from Governments, the Media and the Public.
- 14 November 2011
Judicial Review: The Handmaiden of Democracy.
The theme for the 2010 Lecture Series was "Professionalism".
- 22 February 2010
Rt Hon the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury
The Ethics of Professionalism in the 21st Century.
- 22 March 2010
Robert Webb QC FRAeS
Professionalism at the Self-Employed Bar and the Employed Bar - a Comparison.
- 11 October 2010
Professor Dame Hazel Genn DBE
Professionalism and the Public Good.
- 1 November 2010
Professor Margaret Wilson
A Comparison of the UK and New Zealand Supreme Courts.
- 15 November 2010
Guy Beringer QC
Semper Reformanda - Can Professionalism Survive the Demands of the Modern Marketplace?
The Criminal Justice System: Is it Failing the Nation?
Speakers included Cherie Booth QC and Lord Ramsbotham GCB CBE (former Chief Inspector of Prisons)
- Who will Regulate the Regulators?
Speakers included The Rt Hon Lord Justice Laws, Timothy Dutton QC and Sir Bob Hepple QC FBA
- The Work of International Courts
Speakers included The Rt Hon Sir Konrad Schiemann on The European Court of Justice; Jean Paul Costa, President of the European Court of Human Rights; and Dame Rosalyn Higgins DBE JSD FBA QC, former President of the International Court of Justice