The 2021 Annual Lord Renton Lecture will be given by
Lady Arden of Heswall,
Justice of the Supreme Court. 

25 November 2021, 6pm
Bentham House, UCL, London and online

“What makes good statute law: a judge’s view”

Booking will open shortly


Devolution and the Statute Book

The 2020 Annual Lord Renton Lecture  was given on 15 December 2020 by The Rt Hon. James Wolffe QC, Lord Advocate of Scotland

To download the text of the lecture CLICK HERE 


Thinking policy through before legislating – aspirational legislation

To read the text of the 2019 Lord Renton lecture, given by The Rt Hon. The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd PC, former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales CLICK HERE



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