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Monday, 29 March 2021, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

The Politics of Judging

Professor Thomas Grant QC

In the wake of the decision in the parliamentary prorogation case Miller (No.2), the question of the politics of the judiciary has been thrust into the public eye. Was it “a constitutional coup” as some have claimed? 

The Government has promised to “update the Human Rights Act” and review the “relationship between the government, parliament and the courts”. 

Will this limit the power of the judiciary to do justice? Do British judges have too much “power” and are they over-politicised?


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Thomas is Visiting Gresham Professor of Politics and Law. He is a Queen's Counsel and member of Maitland Chambers.

He practises in the commercial chancery, fraud, professional negligence, company, property, and art and entertainment fields, as well as being instructed in a wide range of general chancery and commercial litigation. Thomas has a particular interest in fraud claims and is well known for his expertise in obtaining and defending freezing and related interim orders.

Thomas was appointed Visiting Gresham Professor of Politics and Law in 2020/21.

Thomas's lecture series is as follows:

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