Striking the Balance Between Common Sense and Legal Reasoning

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Lord Kerr intends to address the recent decision in Stocker v Stocker and the challenges which confront judges when required to take on the role of a jury in applying a common-sense approach to the meaning of words. He will try to consider and reflect on the essential role of the Courts in upholding individual rights and how best this role can be performed whilst also ensuring that decisions accord with society’s broader expectations of justice.

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This event was on Thu, 20 Jun 2019

Lord Kerr

Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore

Lord Kerr served as Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland from 2004 to 2009. He was the last Lord of Appeal in Ordinary appointed before the creation of The Supreme Court.

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