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The annual Hamlyn Lectures are delivered across England and Wales in the autumn. The theme of this year’s series was ‘Advocacy’ and delivered by Lord Pannick QC, Blackstone Chambers, and all three events were recorded and are available to view.

The second lecture The Morality of Advocacy, with Lord Pannick QC, Blackstone Chambers, was hosted in person to an audience at the Senedd and live-streamed to over 1200 viewers on the night. Legal News Wales is delighted to be able to share the links to all three lectures, below.

Lecture 1: The Essence of Advocacy

Hosted: Tuesday 9 November 2021

Lecture 2: The Morality of Advocacy

Hosted: Wednesday 10 November 2021

  • Venue: The Senedd, Cardiff
  • Chair:The Rt. Hon. Lord Lloyd-Jones JSC, FLSW
  • A welcome to the Senedd: Y Llywydd, Elin Jones AS
  • Vote of Thanks: Mick Antoniw MS, Counsel General for Wales & Minister for the Constitution
  • Sponsored by: Legal Wales, The Learned Society of Wales, The Wales & Chester Circuit & Public Law Wales
  • Event management: Emma Waddingham Consulting
  • Recording available here

Lecture 3: Taking stock & looking forward

Hosted: Thursday 11 November 2021

  • Venue: The Law Faculty Building, Gulbenkian Theatre, Oxford
  • Chair: The Rt. Hon. Lord Burrows QC
  • Recording available here (passcode mn6Y3f=h)

Images from the Cardiff event (‘The Morality of Advocacy’):

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Speaker profile

Lord Pannick QC is one of the UK’s most highly regarded advocates, practicing in a broad range of areas with a particular emphasis on Public law & Human Rights and Constitutional Law.

He has acted in a large number of the leading public law cases of the last 25 years, appearing in 100 cases in the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords (before it was replaced by the new Supreme Court), more than 20 cases in the Supreme Court since its creation in 2009, more than 25 cases in the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and over 30 cases in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

He appears both for Claimants and for Respondents –whether government departments or other public bodies. He acted for Gina Miller in the Supreme Court in September 2019 when the Court held, by 11-0, that the Prime Minister had unlawfully prorogued Parliament and so Parliament was recalled the next day.

His current and pending cases in the Supreme Court include litigation in the fields of employment law, trusts law, patent law and commercial law. He regularly appears in the courts of Hong Kong both for and against the government.

About the Hamlyn Trust

The Hamlyn Trust was created in 1948, by Miss Emma Hamlyn in memory of her father, a solicitor and Justice of the Peace in Torquay, Devon. The object of the Trust is to further knowledge and understanding of the law; this is achieved through an annual series of public lectures by distinguished judges, legal practitioners, academic lawyers and other eminent speakers. For further information, click here.

The trust is administered from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.

For more information on the Hamlyn Lectures, please click here.

Emma Waddingham

Emma Waddingham

Editor, Legal News

Emma Waddingham is the Editor & Founder of Legal News. She is a seasoned legal editor and journalist and experienced marketing & events consultant, working almost exclusively with the UK legal sector.