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Thursday, 23 June 2016, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Judicial Leadership

The Rt Hon Sir Peter Gross


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History portrays judges as passive umpires, ensuring fair play between litigants at trial before delivering judgement on their disputes. We have over the last thirty years travelled a considerable distance away from that historic picture. In this year's lecture Sir Peter Gross, Lord Justice of Appeal and formerly Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales, considers how the modern judiciary has to now undertake a wide-ranging and active leadership role both inside and outside court and how that role may evolve in the future.

This is the 2016 Gray's Inn Reading.


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Sir Peter is Lord Justice of Appeal and took up the office of Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales on 1 January 2013.

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