Lecture, Barnard's Inn Hall, Thursday, 29 Feb 2024 - 18:00

Wealth Inequality: English Law's Unintended Legacy?

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Today, the UK is a deeply unequal society.

This lecture critically evaluates the relationship between English law and capitalism and explores how legal changes over the past 30 years, such as deregulating the housing market and weakening trade unions, have widened wealth inequality.

The lecture examines the role of lawyers in addressing these issues.

Professor Leslie Thomas KC

Professor Leslie Thomas KC

Professor of Law

Professor Leslie Thomas KC was appointed Gresham Professor of Law in 2020 and is one of the top rated silks in the country, ranked leading individual by both Chambers and the Legal 500 (2022). He was made a QC in 2014.

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