Webinar - Rule of Law & Access to Justice: where do we go from here?

The Rule of Law is the foundation of all of our rights. And, in 2020, it has been at the forefront of public attention and discussion: in Parliament; in the press; on social media – perhaps more so than at any time in our modern history. There is no lack of challenges to the Rule of Law, both in the UK and around the world, and no lack of commentary on these challenges.

Despite this commentary, how often do we pause and think about how we answer the most important question: where do we go from here?

While it is easy to get lawyers to agree about the importance of the Rule of Law, do the public feel the same? If we are to protect the Rule of Law (and drive an environment where upholding the Rule of Law is seen as non-negotiable), this is the audience that needs to feel the same way.

In this webinar, a stellar line up debate those very points. They look at the “state of the union” of the Rule of Law in the UK and then consider what can be done to drive public attention and protection. The panel considers whether the Law requires a rebrand, whether it is seen in the same light by all people, and what (or who) might drive the change sought, before asking questions from the audience.

Speaking with James Harper (LexisNexis) were Lady Brenda Hale, former President of the Supreme Court; Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC (Director, IBA Human Rights Institute); David Greene (President, Law Society of England and Wales)’ Matthew Ryder, QC (barrister and former Deputy Mayor of London) and Iain Anderson (Executive Chairman, Cicero Group).