Date: Thursday, 1st November 2018
Time: 4.30pm – 9pm
Venue: Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ
Cost: No charge
The lack of solicitors being appointed to the judiciary, and the reasons behind this, is the talking point of the Solicitor Judges Division seminar this autumn.
Join the Law Society’s panel of judges and director of JUSTICE, Andrea Coomber in discussing the barriers within the recruitment process, why they think this is happening and the legal profession’s attitudes towards the judiciary.
You will have an opportunity to contribute to this lively debate and put forward your questions and solutions to the panel during a Q&A session. The seminar will be followed by networking drinks and canapés.
Please note that the panel discussion will be recorded. The open-floor Q&A session will not be recorded.
- Join the debate on the lack of judicial diversity;
- Hear from experts on why they think this is happening;
- Debate ideas and solutions to how the profession should encourage more solicitors to apply; and
- Network with peers
Chair, Michael Cross, Law Society Gazette
Speakers: Andrea Coomber (Director, JUSTICE), Judge Tan Ikram, Judge Jeff Lewis, Judge Daniel Curtis, HHJ John Potter, HHJ Phillip Sycamore. HHJ Heather Baucher and a representative from the Judicial Office
16:30 – 17:30 Registration and welcome reception
17:30 – 19.45 Panel discussion
19:45 – 21:00 Networking drinks and canapés
Who should attend
- Members of the Solicitor Judges Division
- Members with a keen interest in judicial diversity
- Aspiring solicitor judges
This event is free to attend. Please note that places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
To book your place, please click here