Monday, 8 May 2017, 6 – 7 pm, 
Prof Douglas-Scott (Queen Mary University of London)

‘Legislating for Brexit’ 
The talk will cover three situations: the Referendum Act, the ‘Great Repeal Bill’, and the possibility of any ‘Continuation Bills’ in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Russell Square, London

This event is free and all are welcome. To register your interest in attending click here.



For further details of the 2017 Lecture Programme CLICK HERE

New in the Library
Lecture slides for Robert Black’s talk on 13 February 2017.  “Reflections on biosecurity legislation in developing countries: increasing market access or maintaining unequal terms of trade?”   CLICK HERE


 Annual Lord Renton Lecture

2016: to read the text of Lord Hope’s lecture, “A View from the Crossbenchesclick here.

2017: The 2017 lecture will  be delivered by Sir John Laws on Monday, 13 November 2017.



Lord Dyson, President of the Society
Master of the Rolls 2012 – 2016.
Justice of the Supreme Court 2010 – 2012.
Head of Civil Justice 2003 – 2010.
Lord Justice of Appeal in Ordinary 2001-2010.
Justice of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) 1993 – 2001.
Appointed a Recorder in 1986.
Called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1968 and took Silk in 1982.
Member of the Council since 2011.

The Rt Hon. Lord Justice Philip Sales, Chairman of the Society
Appeal Court Judge, 2014 - 
High Court Judge, Chancery Division 2008 – 2014.
Called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1985 and took Silk in 2006.
Appointed a Recorder in 1999.
Appointed First Treasury Junior Counsel in 1997.
Appointed First Treasury Counsel in 2006.
Member of the Council of the Society since 2008.

Professor Gavin Drewry
Emeritus Professor of Public Administration, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Laws, University College, London.
Member of the Executive Committee of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences
and former Chairman of the Study of Parliament Group.
Member of the Editorial Board, Statute Law Review.
Has published widely in the areas of public sector reform, the role of appellate courts and parliamentary procedure.
Member of the Council of the Society since 1995.

Denis Edwards, LLB (Glasgow), LLM (Osgoode Hall), Barrister
Practising barrister, specialising in Public Law, with particular reference to the
law relating to the European Union, education, equality and human rights.
Formerly Lecturer in Law, University of Strathclyde and
Assistant Professor of Law, City University, Hong Kong.
Publications include Judicial Review (with Lord Clyde).
Member of the Council of the Society since 2004.
Honorary Treasurer of the Society 2004-2014.

Rosemary Jeffreys, LLB (Bristol), LLM (London), MA (UCL)
Bencher of Gray’s Inn.
Member of Government Legal Service from 1980 – 2012.
Specalist in employment, constitutional and EU law.
Member of European Group of Public Law and member of the Editorial Board of The Industrial Law Journal.

Michael Jennings
Senior Lawyer, Home Office 2014 - 
Senior Legal Adviser, Attorney General’s Office 2011-2014
Crown Advocate, CPS HQ, Special Crime Division 2009-2011
Senior Crown Prosecutor and Crown Advocate, CPS London 1994-2009
Chairman of the Employed Barrister Committee and member Bar Council, General Management Committee
Elected Member of the Bar Council 2014-
Called to the Bar, Gray’s Inn 1994
Member of the Council of the Society since 2010.

Neville March Hunnings, LLB (London), PhD (London)
Founding Editor, Commercial Laws of Europe.
Editor, Encyclopaedia of European Union Law – Constitutional Texts.
Formerly Editor, Common Market Law Reports.
Formerly member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct (ACLEC).
Publications include Film Censors and the Law and The European Courts.
Member of the Council of the Society since 1983.

Alec Samuels, JP, BA (Cantab), Barrister
Formerly Reader in Law, University of Southampton.
Has published extensively on a wide variety of legal topics.
Member of the Council of the Society since 1985.