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This week’s event announcement is below.

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Launch event for the UK Supreme Court Yearbook

The Macmillan Room of Portcullis House in Westminster

Monday, 12 December 2016, 6.00 pm

 

About the UK Supreme Court Yearbook

The UK Supreme Court Yearbook critically reviews the jurisprudence of the UK Supreme Court each legal year and publishes articles concerning institutional and jurisprudential aspects of the Court and its decisions.

Volume 7 of the UK Supreme Court Yearbook

At 520 pages in length, Volume 7 of the Yearbook comprises 40 contributions from over 50 authors, including three current Justices of the Court (the President, Lord Neuberger; the Deputy President, Lady Hale; and Lord Toulson, who has recently retired), the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia (Chief Justice French), a former Attorney General of England & Wales (Dominic Grieve QC MP), six distinguished professors, and 40 prominent barristers, 33 of whom are leading QCs and most of whom argued cases before the Court in the past legal year. Volume 7 also includes an additional piece written by Lord Millett concerning what he believes is the “real question” in the upcoming appeal to the Court in the Article 50/Brexit case (Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union), which will be heard on 5–8 December 2016 before all 11 of the Justices of the Court, the first time it has ever taken such a step (see further below).

The full table of contents for Volume 7 of the Yearbook is available here

Launch event for the UK Supreme Court Yearbook

This year, the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, who has contributed a Foreword for a symposium on ‘The Protection of Human Rights by the UK Supreme Court’ in Part II of the Yearbook, will host an event to launch Volume 7 of the Yearbook at the House of Commons. The event will be held in the Macmillan Room of Portcullis House in Westminster at 6.00 pm on Monday, 12 December 2016. A drinks reception will be followed by our Annual Lecture to be given by Julian B Knowles QC, who successfully led the appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Ruddock v The Queen – a conjoined appeal with R v Jogee to the UK Supreme Court in which the Justices overturned more than 30 years of highest appellate court authority on criminal joint enterprise from the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. The lecture will focus on the future implications of the decisions in Jogee and Ruddock, paying particular attention to the predicament of those persons who are serving mandatory life sentences for murder having been convicted on the basis of the old law of parasitic accessorial liability. The lecture will begin at 6.30 pm.

Seats are limited and prior reservation is essential. You can register to attend the launch event and pre-order a copy of Volume 7 of the Yearbook to collect at the event, via our website: www.ukscy.org.uk.

Please note that due to Parliamentary rules, copies of the Yearbook cannot be purchased at the House of Commons. If you would like to collect a copy of Volume 7 of the Yearbook at the event, a pre-order is essential.

Special Preview: Lord Millett on Prerogative Power and Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty

As mentioned above, Volume 7 of the Yearbook includes a short article written by Lord Millett concerning what he believes is the “real question” in the upcoming appeal to the UK Supreme Court in the Article 50/Brexit case (Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union), which will be heard on 5-8 December 2016 before all 11 of the Justices of the Court. As noted earlier, this will be the first time the Court has ever taken such a step. Given the importance and timing of the appeal in Miller, we have decided to release Lord Millett’s article as a special preview prior to the upcoming hearing in the Court and before our launch event for Volume 7 at the House of Commons on 12 December 2016. Read it here!

Contact us

If you would like to get in-touch with us, please email us at: editors@ukscy.org.uk

The UK Supreme Court Yearbook, Volume 7

Edited by Dr Daniel Clarry and Christopher Sargeant

Published by Appellate Press Ltd

Available online at www.ukscy.org.uk

Available online and in-store at Wildy & Sons Ltd

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