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Nicholas Lavender QC

Nicholas Lavender QC

Chairman of the Bar.

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A last word

The importance of the circuits; Penn and Mead revisited; lobbying for amendments to RIPA; the compilation of Guidelines for international arbitrations; and signing off ...

Sir Frederic Pollock and Professor Maitland wrote, in The History of English Law before the Time of Edward 1, that “a full history of the circuits would be intricate and wearisome”. (See Vol. 1, Ch. VII, p. 180.) I do not agree. I believe that a proper history of any circuit would be both entertaining and informative. I enjoyed the late Graeme Williams QC’s book on the old Oxford Circuit. It left me wanting more.

04 December 2014
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The Annual Bar Conference 2014

Celebrating excellence

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Date: Saturday 8 November 2014

Time: 08:00–18:00

Cost: Prices start from £125

CPD: Up to 5 points

Venue: Westminster Park Plaza,

200 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7UT

03 November 2014
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Summer Reading

The Bar Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Vice Chairman-Elect with their favourite books for the summer.

Summer is designed for cricket, and it is a truth universally acknowledged that the best book about cricket is Beyond a Boundary by CLR James. The book takes in race, class, colonialism and so much more, as befits the Leninist, Trinidadian nationalist author of the line: “What do they know of cricket, who only cricket know?”

28 July 2014
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