Law and Literature Series: Securing JUSTICE Appeal

Date / time
Date(s) - 28/10/2014 - 11/02/2015
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The members of the “Securing JUSTICE at 60” Appeal present a three year programme of exciting events in the lead up to the 60th anniversary of JUSTICE. The Appeal programme is designed to engage writers, film-makers, actors, musicians, philosophers and social commentators in a dialogue with the judiciary and the legal profession about access to justice and the rule of law in the UK today. The Appeal will launch on 28 October with the LAW & LITERATURE series in which distinguished writers will read from their works about miscarriages of justice, followed by a discussion, book signing, drinks and canapes.

An Evening with Julian Barnes: Inner Temple 28 October 2014

Hosted by The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Laws and Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws QC

Julian Barnes, the Booker prize-winning author, read from his bestselling book,Arthur & George, about “The Great Wyrley Outrages” a sensational criminal case at the turn of the 20th century in Britain and one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the Court of Criminal Appeal in 1907.

Read a write-up of the event here.

An Evening with Robert Harris: Lincoln’s Inn 4 December 2014

Hosted by Lord Grabiner QC and Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws QC

Best-selling author Robert Harris will read from An Officer & A Spy, his compelling account of France’s most infamous miscarriage of justice, the Dreyfus affair.

An Evening with Hilary Mantel: Middle Temple 11 February 2015

Hosted by Baron Judge PC QC and Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws QC

Double Booker prize winning author, Hilary Mantel will read from Wolf Hall andBring Up the Bodies, bringing to life one of the most complex characters of Tudor England, Thomas Cromwell.

These are exclusive events for JUSTICE members and their guests. Tickets cost £50 and all profits go to the Securing JUSTICE at 60 Appeal. Book using the link below or call us on 020 7762 6422.

The reading by Julian Barnes will commence at 6pm (doors open at 5.30pm), followed by questions. There will be a book signing with drinks and canapes afterwards for members and their guests in the Luncheon Room. We are grateful to the Honorable Society of the Inner Temple for hosting this event.