Forthcoming Events at Birmingham Law School

'SHAPE': Enquiring into the Forces Shaping Subsidy and State Aid Laws

'SHAPE': Enquiring into the Forces Shaping Subsidy and State Aid Laws
Date
18 - 19/05/2015
Location:
Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham
Description
This workshop marks the start of a new ambitious research project. The aim is to explore the forces that have shaped subsidy regulation in the 20th and early 21st centuries. This will enable a full understanding of the origin and development of treaty and legal language, of judicial decisions and the reasons/formulas they employ.

Controlling Crypto-currencies - conference at Birmingham Law School

Controlling Crypto-currencies - conference at Birmingham Law School
Date
12/06/2015
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
The purpose of the conference is to bring together practitioners, stakeholders, financial regulators, and academics to discuss the most important issues raised by crypto-currencies, with a view to creating a solid research platform to inform emerging regulatory and private law frameworks. Topics will include: jurisdiction, asset-seizure, money-laundering, computer security, private law control and economic stability.

Corporate Lawyers and Corporate Clients: Power, Practice and Privilege

Corporate Lawyers and Corporate Clients: Power, Practice and Privilege
Date
29 - 30/06/2015
Location:
Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham
Description
A two-day symposium exploring various aspects of large law firm practice: the relationships between corporate lawyers and their clients; lawyer's ethics; lawyer independence and the rule of law; legal professional privilege; law firms, businesses and human rights; legal risk; the changing role of General Counsel; bribery and corruption; lawyers' duties; talent and inclusion; conflicts of interest etc. This event is free to attend but registration is required.

Appointing Judges in an Age of Diversity: An International Conference on the 10th Anniversary of the Judicial Appointments Commission

Appointing Judges in an Age of Diversity: An International Conference on the 10th Anniversary of the Judicial Appointments Commission
Date
06 - 07/11/2015
Location:
Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham
Description
This one-and-half day conference will bring together judges, officials, practitioners and academics to reflect on the Judicial Appointments Committee's first ten years—its successes and failures; past and future challenges; the prospects for faster progress on diversity and obstacles to this—as well as judicial appointments more generally.

Public Lecture: Lady Hale - Appointing Judges to the UK Supreme Court

Public Lecture: Lady Hale - Appointing Judges to the UK Supreme Court
Date
06/11/2015
Location:
Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham
Description
Lady Hale, Deputy President of the Supreme Court, will deliver a public lecture on appointments to the UK Supreme Court as part of an international conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC).
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