Judicial Independence & Accountability: A View from the Supreme Court

UK CLG members Robert Hazell and Kate Malleson would like to draw this event to members’ attention.

Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers (President of the UK Supreme Court)
Date: Tuesday 8 February, 5.45 for a 6.00pm start
Venue: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, UCL

Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, President of the Supreme Court, will discuss the twin issues of Judicial Independence and Accountability with particular reference to his own experience in the first years of the new Court. The independence of the staff and budget of the Supreme Court have been in focus recently as the government seeks to reduce the cost of court administration, and a number of court-related administrative bodies look set to be abolished or modified by the Public Bodies Bill in its current form. The new Court has placed a great deal of importance on its relationship with the public and the media, creating summaries of decided and forthcoming cases for its website and emphasising education and public access to its work.

Lord Phillips is the first President of the Supreme Court, and was previously the Lord Chief Justice.

Further information on the Judicial Independence Project is available on the project page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/research/judicial-independence