The 18th Annual Law Reform Lecture was given online on 3 December 2020 by The Rt. Hon. Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill, speaking on the topic of Judicial Review. 

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Previous Law Reform Lecture speakers and topics
  • The Right Hon Lady Arden of Heswall DBE Upwards and onwards! Celebrating the last 100 years of women in the law and planning for the future

  • Sir Brian Leveson  Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Reforms in Sentencing

  • Baron Lenaerts, President of the Court of Justice of the European Union The role of the Court of Justice of the European Union in European integration 

  • The Right Hon the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury The Role of the Supreme Court 7 years on; Lessons Learnt

  • Lord Lester of Herne Hill The Human Rights Act 1998 Five Years On

  • Baroness Hale of Richmond  Judge and Law Reformer – a Contradiction in Terms

  • Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss  Family Law Reform – Opportunities Taken, Wasted and Yet to be Seized

  • Lord Steyn Our Government and the Rule of Law since 9/11

  • Sir Terence Etherton Law Reform in England & Wales: A Shattered Dream or Triumph of Political Vision

  • Rt Hon the Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC Justice for All - Closing the Gap for Fraud Victims

  • Lord Hoffmann Reforming the Law of Public Authority Negligence

  • The Rt Honourable Lord Justice Moses Summing Down the Summing Up: Re-Forming the Criminal Trial

  • The Rt Honourable Sir Nicholas Walls  Changing the Culture: The role of the Bar and Bench in the management of cases involving children

  • The Rt Hon Lord Sumption Home Truths about Judicial Diversity

  • The Rt Hon The Lord Judge The Evidence of Child Victims: the Next Stage

  • Professor Sir Francis Jacobs  The European Courts and the UK - What Future? A New Role for English Courts

  • Lord Justice Lloyd Jones  Law Reform in a Devolved Climate