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

By guest speaker Jolyon Maugham QC

  • Mon 19 Mar 18

    18:00 - 20:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall A

  • Event speaker

    Jolyon Maugham QC

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Annual Essex Law Lecture

  • Event organiser

    Law, School of

  • Contact details

    Law & Human Rights Events and Communications Team

This event offers students an excellent opportunity to network with local solicitors who are invited to attend the reception and lecture.

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.

Reception from 18:00 and lecture commences 18:45.
Guest Speaker: Jolyon Maugham QC

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.

Sponsors: Suffolk and North Essex Law Society

Ticket information: This event is open to the general public.

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