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The Rule of Law in Modern Britain: Power, Purpose and the Press

Monday 12th of April 2021 18:30

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


18:30 - 20:00

Ensure that you have joined before the QS is due to start.

Dress code

Smart Casual

Event Details

[Bookings will open at 10:00 AM on Wednesday 31 March]

All members of the Inn, Leducate school students and undergraduate law students are all welcome to attend.

Members can book via the wesbite and non-members can book via the Eventbrite link HERE


This event is open to Middle Temple members, Leducate school students and undergraduate law students.

Members can book via the wesbite and non-members can book via the Eventbrite link HERE.

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 the role and explain the role of the judiciary within the legal sector at large and within Judicial Review proceedings.
  • Describe how someone becomes a judge.
  • Understand and critique the balance of power between Judges and lawmakers within a judicial review hearing.
  • Critique the role of Judges in the modern era where Judges faces pressure from not only parties to proceedings but politicians and the press.

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

This panel event is of public interest as it explores the role of the judiciary in the legal world where the press and politicians are putting the judiciary under increasing pressure with such headlines and titles as the ‘enemies of the people’ and ‘activist judges’.

Click here to view the BSB's Professional Statement

Bookings and Cancellations

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

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