ALBA Summer Conference 2022

ALBA Summer Conference 2022


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

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ALBA is pleased to announce that, this year, the ALBA Summer Conference will return as an in-person event for the first time since 2019.

Registration will commence at 9:30 am, and the conference sessions will run from 10 am until 6 pm, to be followed by drinks and dinner in the evening.

As always, ALBA has lined up a topical and exciting programme for the day:

  • Keynote address by Professor Alison Young, the Sir David Williams Professor of Public Law at the University of Cambridge
  • The Human Rights Act 1998: an update on key issues: Deok Joo Rhee QC (39 Essex) and Joanne Clement QC (11KBW)
  • The principles of in-principle challenges: common law and human rights challenges to legislation, policies, guidance and systems: Jemima Stratford QC (Brick Court), Richard Hermer QC (Matrix) and Chris Knight (11KBW)
  • Shifting sovereignty: who are the law-makers now? The constitutional implications of the increased use of delegated legislation: Hanif Mussa QC (Blackstone), Professor Jeff King (UCL) and Dr Ruth Fox (Hansard Society)
  • Regulating the marketplace of ideas: restrictions on freedom of speech and freedom of assembly: Tom Cross (11KBW), David Mitchell (39 Essex) and Dr Arif Ahmed (Reader in Philosophy, University of Cambridge)
  • The ever-popular practice and procedure update: Nick Wrightson (Kingsley Napley), Jen Coyne (11KBW) and Allan Cerim (Brick Court)


The programme



Ticket prices (including lunch, pre-dinner drinks and dinner)* are as follows:

  1. QCs and partners in solicitors’ firms: £300
  2. Junior barristers of 5 years’ call and over, associate solicitors and judges: £250
  3. Junior barristers of up to 5 years’ call: £150
  4. Junior barristers and solicitors with a predominantly legal aid practice, pupil barristers, trainee solicitors, academics and students: £100


A group discount of 20% is available for groups of five or more attendees in categories 1, 2 and 3.


The conference is open to ALBA members only, so if you are not yet a member, we encourage you to join!

Please not that the deadline for booking is midnight on 21 June, as the venue requires final numbers on 22 June.


* We regret that we are not able to offer discounted tickets to those who will not be attending the dinner


Group bookings

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



Bookings are closed for this event