Funding Justice - Can we afford the Rule of Law?
Sir Ivan Lawrence QC,
David Mowat MP, PPS at BIS and Cabinet Office,
Professor Peter Crisp, Dean, BPP Law School,
Max Hardy, Chairman of Young Barristers' Committee
Jenny Mc Cartney
Thursday 6th November, 6.30 - 7.30 p.m
BPP Law School, 70 Red Lion Street London, WC1R 4NY
The proposals to curb the legal aid budget aim, along with other reforms, to make savings of around £215 million per year. They are part of the overall strategy for cutting Britain's deficit, and the government believes that they will not undermine justice. Many in the legal profession, however, disagree: access to justice and a fair trial will suffer. Meanwhile the High Court has ruled that the initial consultation process was flawed.
Tuesday 28th October, 6.30-7.30pm
Army and Navy Club, 36-39 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5JN
Politeia 's 2014 series, The UK and the EU: What principles should inform of renegotiation ? considers the issues which matter to Britain's relations with the EU. The series continues with Syed Kamall MEP and Dinah Rose QC and is supported by the Federalist Society.
- 16 October, 6-7.30 p.m, The UK and the EU: Setting Britain's Business Free to Compete, with Syed Kamall MEP
On Thursday 10th July, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Dr Gerard Lyons & Barney Reynolds gave the second lecture in Politeia's 2014 series, The UK and the EU: What principles should guide re-negotiation?
The prime minister has prioritised the renegotiation of Britain's relationship with the EU. He has also made clear that he intends to reduce the EU's burdens on Britain and limit the boundaries for EU interference and regulations. Britain's financial services will be a central theme in the renegotiation.
On Tuesday 1st July, The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, Minister of State for Government Policy gave the Politeia's Summer Address: The Long-Term Economic Plan.
As Britain’s economy begins to recover, there are questions about the long term direction of economic policy.