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Treasurer's Lecture | From vision to delivery; the Commonwealth fit for the 21st century

Monday 14th of June 2021 18:15

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Online via Zoom (joining link will be circulated via email)


18:15 - 19:15
(Zoom Meeting ‘room’ will be open from 18:00)
Please ensure that you have joined before the event is due to start.

Introduction by Master Treasurer, Andrew Hochhauser QC. Followed by the lecture and Q&A

This event is expected to end at approximately 19:15

Dress code

Smart Casual

Event Details


The event is open to all and is free of charge.

Guest Speaker:

Her Excellency The Rt Hon. The Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC PC

Master Patricia Scotland was Called to the Bar in 1977, took Silk in 1991 and was Called to the Bench in 1997. She was the first BAME person appointed as Attorney General, (2007-10) and the first woman to hold the office since its foundation in 1315. Master Scotland was the first Black woman, and the youngest woman, at 35, to be appointed Queen's Counsel. At the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, she was elected the Sixth Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations and took Office in April 2016. She is the first woman to hold the post. 

Accessing the remote Event:

This remote event will take place using software called Zoom.  A link for the 'meeting room' will be sent by email on the morning of the event.

It is preferable to join the event on a laptop, but if that is not possible then use your phone/tablet. Download the app from


Student members: One guest maximum

Hall members and Benchers: Two guests maximum

Qualifying Session Details

Click here to see details of the QS Requirements and how to be credited with the QS for this session

Learning Outcomes

After this session, students should be able to:

  • Identify and define the core values that are essential to the legal profession.
  • Describe the historical context of the Commonwealth in promoting democracy, rule of law, access to justice, and anti-corruption.
  • Explain how rule of law institutions can be strengthened through technical assistance and development of policy tools to build capacity and enhance skills.
  • Recognise and evaluate the benefit of providing short-term experts remotely or in-country to help in the development of drafting laws.
  • Describe how working with legal professionals can strengthen legal frameworks, by rendering technical assistance to member countries which request the Secretariat's assistance.

Links to the Professional Statement, wider workings of the Bar, administration of justice or a public interest matter

The QS will align with these elements of the professional statement:

  • 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4

Click here to view the BSB's Professional Statement

Bookings and Cancellations

Where we have a waiting list we will be able to offer your ticket to someone else, so please do let us know if you are no longer planning to attend.

Students - to cancel a ticket please email

Hall members and Benchers - to cancel a ticket please email 

Click here to view our Bookings and Cancellation Policies

Data Protection & Photography

Please be aware that photography, audio and video recording may take place at our events. These may be used for promotional purposes by the Inn, including in printed publications, on our website, and on our social media accounts. If you do not wish to have your photograph taken or to have images of you used, please alert the Membership Team at the start of the event. We are unable to guarantee that you will not be included in the background of photographs that are being taken. Contact: 020 7427 6385,

All personal data that the Inn stores and processes is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Inn’s Data Protection Policy. You can ask the Inn to stop using your images at any time, or request to see the personal data that the Inn holds on you. For more information please visit the Data Protection page

Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.