Holdsworth Presidential Address: Postponed

Law School, Lecture Theatre 1
Tuesday 23 January 2018 (19:30-20:30)
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Unfortunately, due to Parliamentary Business the Holdsworth Address by Baroness Chakrabarti has been postponed. We will announce a new date shortly

Every year the Holdsworth Club invites a prominent judge or lawyer to be the Holdsworth President for that year. The main duty is to deliver the Holdsworth Presidential Address, a lecture on a topic of their choice.

This year The Holdsworth Club welcomes Baroness Chakrabarti for the 90th Presidential Address. The event will take place on 23 January 2018 in LT1 from 7:30pm – 8:30pm.

Baroness Chakrabarti is a British Labour Party politician and member of the House of Lords. She is a barrister, and was the director of Liberty, an advocacy group which promotes civil liberties and human rights, from 2003 to 2016. 

After graduating with a Bachelor of Laws at the London School of Economics, Chakrabarti was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1994. In 1996, she started working as a barrister for the Home Office.

She has recently published her second book Of Women’. This was published by Penguin this Autumn and makes the case the law can be used to advance or to hinder gender equality to combat global gender injustice.

The Holdsworth Presidential Address has been delivered every year since 1928 and the list of past Holdsworth Club Presidents reads like a Who’s Who of the most prominent lawyers of the past 80+ years.

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