18 January, 2016

Ampersand Patrons of the “Securing Justice at 60” appeal encourage attendees at the Beyond Law event

The second of JUSTICE’s Beyond the Law events will feature Shami Chakrabarti, veteran director of NGO Liberty who will discuss a lifetime of campaigning on issues affecting all members of society with James Wolffe QC, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates.

The event being held on Friday, 22nd January 2016 between 5pm and 6.30pm will be chaired by Lord Hodge, Justice of the UK Supreme Court and hosted by the Faculty of Advocates in the Laigh Hall, Parliament House, Edinburgh.

The discussion will cover wide ranging topics such as Ms Chakrabarti’s long battle against the governments proposed 42 days pre-charge detention period in 2008 which she has described as a “long, and dirty, fight” in which Liberty was the subject of “briefing and smears” by the government and others – to her teenage self in 1980s north-west London reading To Kill a Mocking Bird and being inspired to live a life of legal campaigning.   The events are £15 to members of JUSTICE, or can be attended by non-members for £25. Visit www.justice.org.uk/events for more info and ticket purchases, or call 020 7329 5100.   The event will be followed by a drinks reception and a book signing.

JUSTICE was founded in 1957 by a group of leading jurists to promote the rule of law and the fair administration of justice. It has grown to become the leading commentator on the justice system, and JUSTICE Scotland, formally launched as a branch in 2012, focuses attention on Scottish issues.

Patrons of the “Securing JUSTICE at 60” appeal include: The Rt Hon Lord Hope of Craighead, Sir David Edward QC, Dorothy Bain QC, Ruth Crawford QC, Donald Findlay QC, Derek Ogg QC, Aidan O’Neill QC, Anna Poole QC, David Sheldon QC, William Taylor QC, and James Wolffe QC.

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