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Judges, Politics, and the Public: A Judge’s View from Inside Westminster

15 January, 2024 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

A lecture to be given by Sir Nicholas Green the Rt Hon Lord Justice Green, Former Chairman of the Law Commission for England & Wales (2018 – 2023); Lord Justice of Appeal, Civil and Criminal Appeals; President, The Council of the Inns of Court

Sponsored by the University of Leicester

The focus of the lecture is upon the role of the judge in Government, based upon Sir Nicholas Green’s 5 years’ experience as Chairman of the Law Commission of England and Wales, a body at the centre of Government, Whitehall, and Parliament.

Sir Nicholas Green started his professional life briefly as an academic at the University of Southampton and then the University of London. He was called to the Bar in 1986. He was appointed Queens Counsel in 1998 and a Recorder of the Crown Court in 2003. At the Bar he specialised in EU law, constitutional and public law, competition and economic regulatory law, and general civil and commercial law. He was Chairman of the Bar Council in 2010. He was appointed Chairman of the Advocacy Training Council in 2011.

He was appointed to the High Court in October 2013 (Queens Bench Division) and was made a Presiding Judge on the South Eastern Circuit in 2016. He was appointed Chairman of the Law Commission in August 2018 and a Lord Justice of Appeal in October 2018. He was also appointed as President to The Council of the Inns of Court (COIC) in May 2022. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Leicester. He holds both a Ph.D. and a LL.D.

This event is open to both members and non-members to attend in person. The event will also be streamed using Zoom.

Members: Members will receive an email about a week before the event providing them with the information required to listen to the lecture using Zoom.

Non-members: Non-members may attend either on Zoom or in-person on payment of £5 (student non-members £3) by booking through EventBrite:



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Leicester, LE1 7EA
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