Michael Todd QC reports back from the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association Biennial Conference 2013, held in Cape Town in April
It served as a poignant reminder of South Africa’s recent past, and the rebirth of that Nation, that lawyers from all over the Commonwealth should gather in Cape Town, in April this year, for the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association Biennial Conference. In many, if not most, of the jurisdictions which I visited last year as Chairman of the Bar, I was privileged to attend conferences and forums, the central theme of which was the Rule of Law. They were interesting, and often inspirational, conferences. There is no shortage of able, articulate and committed people available to speak on, or around, the subject; and it is absolutely vital that they should continue to do so.