Annual Conference 2024: Protecting the Rule of Law

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Date / time
Date(s) - 08/11/2024
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Simmons and Simmons


We’re delighted to announce that this year’s JUSTICE annual conference, Protecting the Rule of Law, will be held on Friday 8 November 2024 at Simmons and Simmons, London EC2Y 9SS. The whole conference will be hybrid, with virtual tickets allowing access to all sessions.

One of the highlights of the human rights lawyer’s CPD calendar, the JUSTICE Annual Conference offers a key opportunity to update your legal knowledge and gain valuable insight into the human rights developments over the year.

This year’s conference will include breakout sessions on Judicial Review, Violence Against Women and Girls, Crime, AI and the Rule of Law, Immigration, and Inquiries. Our full programme will be released soon.

This year’s speakers include:

  • The Right Honourable Lady Simler DBE, Justice of the UK Supreme Court
  • Patrick Green KC, lead counsel in the Post Office Group Litigation
  • The Right Honourable, The Lord Anderson of Ipswich KBE KC, cross-bench peer and barrister at Brick Court Chambers
  • The Right Honourable, The Baroness Chakrabarti CPE PC, Labour Party peer and Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales from 2016-2020
  • Alyson Kilpatrick, Chief Commissioner to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
  • with more speakers to be announced soon.

We are very grateful to Simmons and Simmons for hosting us in what will be a lively and informative series of speeches and breakout sessions.

The conference will be worth six CPD hours.

All income from the event will directly support the work of JUSTICE



Book today to make the most of the early bird rate, available until 11 October 2024. Last year, tickets were nearly sold out when the early bird rate finished so book early to avoid disappointment. 

JUSTICE early bird members tickets £180, a saving of £25 on standard ticket price  

General early bird tickets £285, a saving of £50 on standard ticket price 

Ticket and Membership (join JUSTICE today and book your ticket at the members’ rate) 

Virtual tickets

If you are unable to join us in London, all of this year’s conference will also be accessible virtually. Virtual tickets include streamed access to the opening keynote session, review of the year, fireside chat, and closing debate, as well as your choice of a morning and afternoon breakout session. Please note that virtual and in-person tickets cannot be exchanged.

JUSTICE members virtual ticket £75

General virtual ticket £100

To arrange a group booking and for all other ticket enquiries, please email

Discounted in-person tickets are available for NGOs – contact for more information.

Our speakers provide their time free of charge to speak at our Conference to allow us to raise funds for JUSTICE. This year, we will not be requiring speakers to provide Papers or PowerPoints. If speakers do provide these, they will be shared with attendees.


Keynote speakers

Morning Breakout Sessions: 

  • Judicial Review
  • Violence Against Women and Girls 
  • Crime – Corruption 

Afternoon Breakout Sessions: 

  • AI and the Rule of Law
  • Immigration
  • Inquiries

Plenary Debate

We will update this section with more details as timings are confirmed 


• Payment must be made before the conference, unless specific arrangements have been made to the contrary.
• Delegates who register under the reduced fee must provide proof of eligibility for that fee when requested, or be liable to pay the full standard fee. Once submitted, this booking form constitutes a firm booking which can only be cancelled in accordance with our cancellation policy set out below.
• Breakout session spaces are limited and we therefore cannot guarantee you will be allocated your first choice. If a breakout session is oversubscribed we will contact you to discuss alternative options.
• Once we receive your booking form we will send you a booking acknowledgement. If you have not received this acknowledgement prior to the date of the conference, please contact us.


• Bookings may only be cancelled by written notice (by email to received by us not less than 10 working days before the date of the conference. You will then be sent a refund of your delegate fee, minus an administration fee of £25 for each delegate booking cancelled. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Refunds of delegate fees for late cancellations (i.e. other than in accordance with the above paragraph) will not be given.
• We reserve the right to change the programme, date, content, price, and speakers as necessary.