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Trinity Law Association: Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Singh and Professor Catherine Barnard, in conversation

November 16, 2022 at 18:15 to 21:00 GMT

Sir Rabinder Singh, Trinity’s distinguished legal alumnus, has been one of the leading lights in the recent development of the common law, most notably in the field of human rights and the law of privacy.  We are delighted and honoured that he has agreed to devote an evening to the TLA, centred around his inspiring book, ‘The Unity of Law’, which tracks the evolution of his approach to the common law.

In conversation with Prof. Catherine Barnard, Sir Rabinder will reflect on the defining themes of his career as an advocate and judge, and on the development of the common law in the post-Brexit world.

The conversation will be followed by a drinks reception with canapés and networking at White & Case LLP, 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1DW, from 6.15 – 9 pm on Wednesday 16 November. 


More about our distinguished speakers.

Sir Rabinder Singh (1982) was called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 1989 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2002. He chaired the Administrative Law Bar Association (2006-2008), served as a Deputy High Court Judge (2003-2011) and was a Recorder of the Crown Court (2004-2011) until his appointment as a High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench Division now King’s Bench Division) in October 2011. A visiting Professor of Law at the London School of Economics (2003-2009), Sir Rabinder is an Honorary Professor of Law at Nottingham University and a Visiting Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in October 2017. In September 2018 he was appointed President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal. His publications include The Future of Human Rights in the UK (1997); (as co-author with Sir Jack Beatson and others) Human Rights: Judicial Protection in the UK (2008); and The Unity of Law (2022).

Catherine Barnard (e1996) is a Professor of EU law and Employment Law and Senior Tutor and Fellow of Trinity College. She is a European Commission-funded European Labour Law Network (ELLN) member and a Senior Fellow in the UK in a Changing Europe project. She has appeared extensively in programmes such as Law in Action, Woman’s Hour and the Briefing Room. She has given evidence to numerous select committees on the legal issues connected with Brexit, immigration and the European Union (Withdrawal) Act. As well as her own podcast and blog Catherine is the author of EU Employment Law (Oxford, OUP, 2012, 5th ed.), The Substantive Law of the EU: The Four Freedoms, (Oxford, OUP, 2016, 5th ed), and (with Peers ed), European Union Law (Oxford, OUP, 2017, 2nd ed).


November 16, 2022
18:15 to 21:00 GMT
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