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London draws in legal eagles

London draws in legal eagles

AS PRACTITIONERS, judges and legal academics sort through the remaining cornucopia of ideas and views affecting the profession after the recent LAWASIA conference in the Gold Coast, they also…

AS PRACTITIONERS, judges and legal academics sort through the remaining cornucopia of ideas and views affecting the profession after the recent LAWASIA conference in the Gold Coast, they also prepare to meet in London for the Commonwealth Law 2005 conference.

As many as 1,500 lawyers are expected at the event, which will bring together the Golden Jubilee of the Commonwealth Law Conference and the annual conference of the Law Society of England and Wales.

The theme of this year’s event, Developing Law and Justice, “embraces the momentous issues facing the Commonwealth’s lawyers today”, said president of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, Colin Nicholls QC.

These include globalisation and the environment, security and freedom, corporate social responsibility, discrimination and the protection of the under-privileged, family law and the child, access to justice, and the future of the legal profession, said Nicholls.

Judges, magistrates, private and public sector lawyers, academics, paralegals and executives of the Commonwealth’s law associations are expected to attend, meeting to discuss issues affecting Commonwealth’s law and the legal profession, the Association said in a statement.

It will be the first time the Commonwealth Law Conference has been held in London in 50 years, said Nicholls.

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