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London Lecture: Human Rights and Regulation: 4 February 2015

Date: Wednesday 4 February 2015
Time: Registration: 5:30pm
Venue: Fieldfisher, Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane, London, EC4R 3TT

Seminar Chair: Mr. Justice Leggatt, High Court Judge
Guest Speaker: Richard Clayton QC, Barrister, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square Chambers

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Sir George Leggatt became a High Court Judge in October 2012 and sits in the Queen’s Bench Division. He hears a wide variety of cases, including cases in the Commercial Court and the Administrative Court, as well as criminal trials and appeals.

Before he was appointed as a judge, Mr Justice Leggatt practised as a barrister at Brick Court Chambers in London, specialising mainly in commercial cases. He also sat part-time as a Recorder in criminal cases on the Western Circuit for 10 years.

Mr Justice Leggatt is married to Dr Stavia Blunt, who until recently worked as a consultant neurologist (though she also had a parallel career as a singer/songwriter). She has now started a business importing olive oil and other natural products from Crete. They have two children – a son who is grown up (and working as a freelance journalist) and a daughter at Edinburgh University.


Guest Speaker:


Richard Clayton QC undertakes a wide range of advisory and litigation in public law work, judicial review, human rights and regulatory work. He is hhe United Kingdom’s representative to the Council of Europe’s advisory body on constitutional law (the Venice Commission), having been recently re-appointed until 2018, an ARDL Committee member, a Deputy High Court judge and a former Chairman of the Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association. Richard is the joint author of Clayton and Tomlinson The Law of Human Rights (OUIP, 2nd ed, cited by the House of Lords, Supreme Court and Privy Council over 40 times) and has been an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Public Law at Cambridge University since 2001. He has appeared in many House of Lords, Supreme Court and Privy Council cases. Recent work includes Kennedy v Charity Commission (Supreme Court- freedom of information, human rights and common law rights) and an 8 day Court of Appeal constitutional challenge before the Turks and Caicos Court of Appeal (which will be heard in the Privy Council later this year).


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