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
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
Thursday 16th October, 6.00-7.30pm
East India Club, 16 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LH
Britain’s financial services account for around 10 per cent of GDP and with other linked professional services up to 14 per cent. However, much EU regulation is damaging to the UK’s unique flair as a global leader in this industry. The challenge facing Britain will be both to renegotiate the EU framework of law and the direction of policy. What needs to be done?
On Tuesday 30th September, 6.00-7.30pm, at the Conservative Pary Conference in Birmingham, Ploiteia will host a panel discussion on The UK and The EU: What Principles for Renegotiation?
Speaking will be:
Rt Hon Dominic Grieve MP, former Attorney General
Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee
Martin Howe QC, author of Politeia’s ‘Zero Plus: The Principles of EU Renegotiation’
Sponsored by: BPP
On Tuesday 30th, 1.00-2.15pm, at the Conservative Party Conference Fringe, Politeia will host a panel discussion on Keeping the Lights on: Energy security and Government Policy.
Speaking will be:
Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP, House of Commons Energy Committee
David Mowat MP, PPS in BIS/Cabinet Office
Gabe Winn, Corporate Affairs Director, Centrica Energy
Malcolm Grimston, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College, London
This event is kindly sponsored by Centrica Energy