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Small Business, Intellectual Property & The Digital Economy

Small Business, Intellectual Property & The Digital Economy -
What policy is best to promote growth?
Tuesday 8th December, 12.30 - 2 p.m.
East India Club, 16 St James’s Square, SW1Y 5LH
  • Baroness Neville Rolfe, Minister for Intellectual Property, BIS
  • Professor Ian Hargreaves, Professor of Digital Economy, Cardiff
  • Russell Gould, COO, Everline
London has become a hub for the digital economy leading Europe on enterprise and innovation. In Tech City alone, start-ups have surged over the past five years and are up by a staggering 21 per cent on last year (2014).
The big challenge for Britain and its lawmakers is to find the right legal framework so that the digital economy can grow, intellectual property rights can be protected and to allow newcomers to develop and innovate from that first start up status.

Disclosure of Evidence in Criminal Trials

Disclosing the Evidence in Criminal Trials -The Rule of Law and the Right to Know

The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP and Professor Ian Dennis address Politeia’s Justice series,

Wednesday 2nd December, 7.30—8.30 p.m.*

In any criminal case, the fundamental principle remains that the accused person has the right to know what the charge is and what evidence will be produced in court. Indeed, unless proper disclosure of evidence takes place, a trial can be dissolved and a fresh one called.
So important is the principle – and practice – that the rules governing disclosure of evidence in criminal trials remain to the forefront. The recent reviews by Lord Justice Gross and Lord Justice Treacy on disclosure of evidence in criminal proceedings (2011, 2012 and 2014) were followed by the then Attorney General, Dominic Grieve’s guidelines 2013.
On 2nd December, Politeia’s Justice series, will consider the wider questions raised in the reviews, and their implications. Speaking will be The Rt Hon Dominic GrieveQC, Attorney General 2010-14 and Professor Ian Dennis, Director of the Criminal Law Centre, UCL. Responding to the discussion will be Caroline Haughey,the criminal barrister at Furnival Chambers. They will consider such issues as:
· Why do the rules for disclosure matter?
· Are they are observed in principle and practice?
· What changes could be made to improve the efficiency of the courts system?
· What would the benefits be to the rule of law?

Parliament and Government - an imbalance of power?

Hold the Government To Account!   
MPs and Parliament must reclaim their role if voters’ voices are to be heard
Graham Brady MP, Chairman, 1922 Committee;
Simon Heffer, Columnist, The Daily Telegraph
Rt Hon Gisela Stuart MP, Intelligence and Security C'ttee;
Lord McFall, House of Lords (Treasury Select C’ttee 2001-10)
 Tuesday 24th November October, 7.30 - 8.30 p.m
The Government has just had a shock. It was told by both houses of parliament to think again about better ways to cut tax credits. Far from being a ‘constitutional crisis’ as the spin doctors suggest, it showed that the constitution is capable of working. Parliament can do what it ought - hold the government to account.

Forthcoming Politeia Events

Forthcoming events - Some Highlights:

Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Attorney General 2010-14
Professor Ian Dennis, Director, Cente for Criminal Law UCL
Caroline Haughey, Furnival Chambers
2nd December
Baroness Neville Rolfe, Minister for Intellectual Property, BIS
Professor Ian Hargreaves, Cardiff University
8th December 2015

Policing and the Rule of Law


Policing and The Rule of Law -
Whose Law? What Powers?
Rt Hon David Davis MP, former Shadow Home Secretary
Lord Balir of Boughton, Former Met Commissioner 2005-08
Tuesday 9th June 2015, 7 - 8.30 p.m.
Policing and counter-terrorism are now the spotlight. Police powers have increased under Conservative and Labour governments - with fresh surveillance and counter-terrorism powers now planned.
These have, however, prompted concern.
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