30th Annual Essex Law Lecture: ‘The Lawyer as Political Actor’

AddressWivenhoe Park
AtEssex Law School, University of Essex
CountyEssex (GB052)
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Wivenhoe Park
Essex Law School, University of Essex
Essex (GB052)
Tel 2018-03-19
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Essex Law School is delighted to invite you to its Annual Law Lecture on 19 March 2018. For the past 30 years, a highlight of the legal year has been the Essex Law Lecture, hosted by Essex Law School with the support of the local profession through the Suffolk and North Essex Law Society (SNELS). Previous speakers have included senior judges, the Director of Public Prosecutions, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, directors of NGOs, prominent legal practitioners and Members of Parliament. A drinks reception will be held in the Ivor Crewe Upper Foyer from 6.00pm. The event will commence from 6.45pm with the award of the Annual SNELS Prizes followed by the lecture. Event concludes at 7.45pm Certificate of attendance can be provided to solicitors Event Sponsored by the Suffolk and North Essex Law Society Guest Speaker Jo became a Queen’s Counsel in 2015.

In 2016, The Lawyer featured him as one of only 10 members at the Bar in their ‘Hot 100 2016 (’. And he was described by The Times as ‘one of the country’s leading barristers’. He has advised both the UK government and Ed Miliband’s Labour Party on tax policy and is a key opinion former in the field. Jo is the founder and director of the Good Law Project, a not for profit which uses the law to advance progressive values. He is currently pursuing litigation against Uber’s London entity to establish whether it is avoiding £200m per annum of value added tax along with a number of judicial review cases around the governance of Brexit. He is a regular contributor in the national media. He has written for the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Times and others. He is a former Chair of Gingerbread and the Fatherhood Institute.

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