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Top judge to visit York Law School

Posted on 30 April 2014

Court of Appeal judge, Lady Justice Arden, will give a public lecture at the York Law School at the University of York this week.

The event, “Can Companies have a Home?” on Friday 2 May at the Ron Cooke Hub on Heslington East is the first time a Court of Appeal judge has visited the York Law School since its founding in 2007.

Named as one of the most powerful women in the UK by BBC Radio 4 in 2013, the Rt. Hon. Lady Justice Arden DBE, QC has a wealth of experience in corporate and commercial law. She was called to the Bar in 1971, and appointed a High Court judge in 1993, becoming the first woman allocated to the Chancery Division.

She was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2000 and played a key role in drafting the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, which brought the Supreme Court into existence and changed the process of judicial appointments.

A graduate of Cambridge and a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard, Lady Justice Arden holds several honorary degrees and is also Head of International Judicial Relations for England and Wales, and Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Jed Meers, organiser of the event and a PhD student at York Law School, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for those interested in company law or human rights to hear the thoughts of a leading member of the judiciary.”

The public lecture starts at 6.30pm on Friday 2 May in RCH/037. Lady Justice Arden will draw on her experience of company law and its ability to sit alongside human rights. The talk will be followed by wine and canapés.

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