Justice Week 2018 Programme

Planning an Event?

  1. Check the programme and events calendar below, *Don't worry if your event clashes with another - this is inevitable as many organisations are planning events during the week, all will hopefully attract different people and help us to spread justice messages to new audiences.

  2. Check out information here

  3. Complete the events pro forma and send it to smercer@barcouncil.org.uk and we will confirm it can be added to the programme of events.

  4. Please use the hashtag #JUSTICEWEEK18.

Support available:

To support activity across England & Wales, small grants (up to £250) are available on a first come/first served basis with one grant for each region. These can be used for Justice Week or during the Pro Bono Week (22-26 October). The South East grant has already been allocated but we are able to support activity elsewhere. Please email Sharon Bruty sharon.bruty@cilex.org.uk at CILEx for a grant application.

If you are planning on producing:

  • an article;

  • a blog; or

  • are proposing another type of activity

…please will you let us  know?

Justice Week programme and events calendar. 

Justice Week

Monday 29 October 

Launch Event: 

'Does 'Justice' need a makeover? How can we rebrand our treasured national asset?' 

18:00 - 20:00 at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, London EC4N 6 AF.

Click here for more information and to book your ticket.

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Monday 29 October

Wales Justice Week launch.

The National Assembly for Wales.

The Senedd, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 4PZ. 

Invite only. 

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Monday 29 October - 2 November 

Justice in focus.

Photography exhibition showing the importance of access to justice. 

The Law Society main foyer, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 3UP. 

Click here for more information

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Tuesday 30 October

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid.

10:00 - 12:00 at Committee Room 14, Houses of Parliamnet, Westminster SW1A 0AA. 

Click here to find out more about the APPG on Legal Aid

Young Legal Aid Lawyers

Tuesday 30 October 

Talk by Oliver Carter from Young Legal Aid Lawyers.

Talk on Young Legal Aid Lawyers, access to justice and legal aid. 

11:30 - 12:30 at The University of Law, 133 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham, B18 6AQ.

The event is for University students but external individuals may be able to attend (subject to availability) by emailing Jennifer.Wright@law.ac.uk.

Access to Justice Foundation

Tuesday 30 October 

Access to Justice Foundation (AtJF) 10th anniversary.

'10 years of the Access to Justice Foundation.'

18:00 - 20:00. Invite only.

If you are interested in attending this event please contact events@atjf.org.uk.

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Tuesday 30 October

Daddy Bear on Trial.

R v Daddy Bear: Will he be (Goldi-)locked?

17:30 - 18:30 at The Royal Court of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL. 

Click here for the event flyer and more information.

Click here to register for the event

Transition to Adulthood

Tuesday 30 October

Justice and Young Adults.

Evidence-based research on a distinct approach for young adults in the criminal justice system. 

18:30 at Barrow Cadbury Trust Office, Kean House, 6 Kean Street, London WC2B 4AS.

Buffet and refreshments at 18:00. 

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact f.galvin@barrowcadbury.org.uk

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Tuesday 30 October 

How Can we Maintain Public Faith in the Criminal Justice System?

What's the truth behind the negative headlines about the Criminal Justice System, and how do we ensure that our CJS has the public's trust?

18:30 - 19:30 at Slater and Gordon, 50-52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL. 

Open to FDA members. 

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Wednesday 31 October

All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Public Legal Education and the Rule of Law.

09:00 - 11:00 at the House of Commons, meeting room details will follow for confirmed attendees. 

If you are interested in attending the event or have any questions, please contact Michael Abiodun Olatokun, Coordinator of the APPG on the Rule of Law, at m.olatokun@binghamcentre.biicl.org.

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Wednesday 31 October

Wales Office Justice Week Event.

Practitioners share their experiences of access to justice in housing and immigration. 

The Law Society Wales Office, Capital Tower, Greyfrairs Raoad, Cardiff CF 10 3AG. 

Invite only. 

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Wednesday 31 October

How to appeal to the Court of Appeal Criminal Division.

Seminar focusing on some of the significant changes to the way the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD) operates. 

16:30 - 18:30 at The Law Society 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 3UP. 

Click here for more information and to book your ticket.

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Wednesday 31 October

Justice cuts: The stories behind the numbers.

Panel discussion by the Bar Council on the human cost of the cuts made to our justice system, featuring new research and a short film.

18:15 - 19:30 at the Temple Church, London, EC4Y 7BB

Click here for more information and to book your ticket.

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Thursday 1 November 

Ethical Obligations of Lawyers During Major Incidents.

Panel discussion by The Law Society.

08:30 - 10:30 at The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 3UP.

Click here for more information and to book your ticket.

The University of Law

Thursday 1 November 

Making the most of pro bono workshop.

University workshop for students on how to approach pro bono activities to generate the most benefit for all. 

11:45 - 12:30 at the University of Law, 133 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham, B18 6AQ.

If you are interested in attending this event please contact Jennifer.Wright@law.ac.uk.

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Thursday 1 November

Solicitor Judges Division conference.

The SJD explore judicial diversity. 

Registration is from 16:30 - 17:30. 

17:30 - 21:00 at Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester M2 4LQ.

Click here for more information and to book your ticket

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Thursday 1 November

Immigration & the Rule of Law: Will our new immigration policy be 'hostile' to or 'compliant' with the rule of law?

Panel discussion by the Bar Council. 

18:15 - 19:30 at The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, 8 South Square, London, WC1R 5ET.

Click here for more information and to book your ticket.

Access to Justice Foundation

Thursday 1 November

The Great Legal Quiz.

Hosted nationally by the Access to Justice Foundation and the Legal Support Trusts.

Open to the public and the profession. If you are interested in attending this event please contact events@atjf.org.uk.

Law Centres Network

Friday 2 November

Supporting Migrant Workers: Rights-Based Approaches.

Interested in how the Human Rights Act might help your work with migrants? Don't miss the final training session in these series organised through the LCN Human Rights and Discrimination Project, funded by the Baring Foundation. 

10:00 - 16:00 at Irwin Mitchell, One Castlepark, Tower Hill, Bristol BS2 0JA.

To reserve your place, click here for Eventbrite, or email raluca@lawcentres.org.uk.  

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Friday 2 November

Free Legal Advice Clinic.

MSB Solicitors, Liverpool City Centre, 4 St. Pauls Square, Liverpool, L3 9SJ. 

Click her for more information