ALBA Summer Conference 2019

ALBA Summer Conference 2019


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Institution of Mechanical Engineers
1 Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ

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This year we are holding a one day conference in London, with dinner in the evening, at 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ, open to all members. We are proud to announce that our keynote Speaker will be Lady Arden of Heswall, Justice of the Supreme Court. Our after-dinner speaker is the former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer of Thoroton.

The programme

10.00 – 10.15      Introduction: Vikram Sachdeva QC

10.15 – 11.00      Keynote speech: Lady Arden of Heswall – “Human rights challenges in the digital world”

11.00 – 11.30      Coffee

11.30 – 12.15      Equality and Public Law Katherine Apps and Elizabeth Prochaska, Raj Desai; Chair:  Lord Justice Bean

12.15 – 1.00         The constitutionality of Ouster Clauses Professor David Feldman, Professor Stephen Bailey, Professor Alison Young; Chair: Lord Justice Leggatt

1.00 – 2.15           Lunch

2.15 – 3.00           Practice and Procedure Update: Catherine Dobson, Jo Clement, Chris Knight; Chair: Lord Justice Singh

3.00 – 4.30           Reith lecture (judicial power) response: Lord Dyson, Sir Stephen Laws, Prof Vernon Bogdanor, Prof Meg Russell, Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC; Chair Mrs. Justice Thornton

4.30 – 5.00           Tea

5.00 – 5.20           A Response to the Response: Lord Sumption in conversation with Lord Justice Singh

5.20 – 6.10           Social Media Panel: Jolyon Maugham QC, Schona Jolly QC, David Allen Green, Sean Jones QC, Jessica Simor QC; Chair: Clive Coleman

6.10 – 6.20           Close of conference Martin Chamberlain QC

6.20 – 7.30           Drinks

7.30 – 9.30           Dinner

                                After-dinner speech: Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC

Booking info

Places are strictly limited so book now! Prices (including dinner) are:

  • Practitioners less than 5 years’ call/PQE and academics: £180 (or £130 if booked in groups of 5 or more).
  • Practitioners of 5 years’ call/PQE or more and Judges: £270 (or £220 if booked in groups of 5 or more).
  • QCs and partners: £330 (or £280 if booked in groups of 5 or more).


For groups of 5 or more bookings, please use the group booking form.


Applications are invited from students, pupils or trainees with an interest in public law for scholarships. Up to 7 scholarships will be offered comprising the full cost of the conference and dinner. Applicant should send a covering letter and CV to by 4pm on 14 June.


Bookings are closed for this event