UK Supreme Court Yearbook 2015-16 – and launch event
25 Friday Nov 2016
Volume 7 of the UK Supreme Court Yearbook
At 520 pages in length, Volume 7 of the Yearbook comprises 40 contributions from over 50 authors, including three current Justices of the UK Supreme Court (the President, Lord Neuberger; the Deputy President, Lady Hale; and Lord Toulson, who has recently retired as Justice), the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia (Chief Justice French), a former Attorney General of England & Wales (Dominic Grieve QC MP), six distinguished professors, and 40 prominent barristers, 33 of whom are QCs and most of whom argued cases before the Court in the past legal year. Volume 7 also includes an additional piece written by Lord Millett concerning what he believes is the “real question” in the upcoming appeal to the UK Supreme Court in the Article 50/Brexit case (Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union), which will be heard on 5–8 December 2016 before all 11 of the Justices of the Court.
The full table of contents for Volume 7 of the Yearbook is available here.
Launch event for the UK Supreme Court Yearbook
This year, the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, who has contributed a Foreword for a symposium on The Protection of Human Rights by the UK Supreme Court in Part II of the Yearbook, will host an event to launch Volume 7 of the Yearbook at the House of Commons. The event will be held in the Macmillan Room of Portcullis House in Westminster at 6.00 pm on Monday, 12 December 2016. A drinks reception will be followed by an Annual Lecture to be given by Julian B. Knowles QC, who successfully led the appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Ruddock v The Queen – a conjoined appeal with R v Jogee  UKSC 8 to the UK Supreme Court in which the Justices overturned more than 30 years of highest appellate court authority on criminal joint enterprise from the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. The lecture will focus on the future implications of the decisions in Jogee and Ruddock, paying particular attention to the predicament of those persons who are serving mandatory life sentences for murder having been convicted on the basis of the old law of parasitic accessorial liability. The lecture will begin at 6.30 pm.
Seats are limited and prior reservation is essential. You can register to attend the launch event and pre-order a copy of Volume 7 of the Yearbook to collect at the event, via the website: www.ukscy.org.uk.
Special Preview: Lord Millett on Prerogative Power and Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty
As mentioned above, Volume 7 of the Yearbook includes a short article written by Lord Millett concerning the upcoming Article 50/Brexit appeal (Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union). Given the importance and timing of the appeal in Miller, Lord Millett’s article has been released as a special preview prior to the upcoming hearing in the Court and before the launch event. You can read it here.
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