Morning Briefing: Delegates attend international law conference

by NZ Lawyer24 Feb 2015
Delegates attend international law conference
The Global Law Summit is taking place in London this week. The three-day programme of events includes discussion on the rule of law, women in the legal profession, ethics and innovation. Delegates from around the world will also discuss the future of the legal professional in a fast-changing world. Distinguished speakers include United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, Commonwealth director of public prosecutions Robert Bromwich SC and Duncan McConnell, president of the Law Council of Australia. There are also sessions being headed by partners of law firms including Allen & Overy, Baker & McKenzie and Holman Fenwick Willan. As a nod to the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta the UK’s justice secretary Chris Grayling MP made an opening address in which he said that laws must innovate in accordance with changes in the world but that they must keep their roots in the ancient charter. The Law Society has launched a legal challenge to one of Grayling’s innovations which means a sharp increase in court fees; law firm Kingsley Napley has been instructed to represent the society.
 
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