York Law School Lecture
This lecture will consider changes in the judiciary and in its institutional relationship with the government and Parliament, the other two branches of the State, since the changes culminating in the Constitutional Reform Act 2005. It will in particular consider the framework and mechanisms for engagement with government and Parliament.
Speaker biography: Sir Jack Beatson was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1972, and was appointed an honorary Bencher in 1993. He was a member of the Law Commission of England and Wales between 1989 and 1994 and Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at the University of Cambridge between 1994 and 2003. He was a Recorder from 1994-2003. In 1998 he was appointed as a QC and a Deputy High Court Judge from 2000- 2003. He was a Judge of the High Court of Justice Queen’s Bench Division from 2003-2013. From 2009-2012, he served as the Queen’s Bench Liaison Judge for Midlands and Wales Circuits.
He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2013.