Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture 2016

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Date(s) - 18/10/2016 - 19/10/2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Shearman & Sterling LLP


Please note: This event is now fully booked

JUSTICE’s annual lecture is held in London, generally in mid-October. Each year, we select a high profile speaker – from practice, the judiciary, academia or politics – to lecture on a topical issue.

The 2016 annual lecture, The new Online Court– affordable dispute resolution for all will be given by The Rt. Hon. Sir Michael Briggs, Lord Justice of Appeal on Tuesday 18 October 2016, 6.30pm at Shearman & Sterling LLP, 9 Appold St, London EC2A 2AP and will be followed by drinks and canapes.

The lecture is open to the general public but JUSTICE members and Friends will be given priority booking.

The lecture is free, although donations are always welcome.

Tom Sargant

Tom Sargant was JUSTICE’s Secretary – broadly equivalent to today’s Director – from its foundation in 1957 to his retirement in 1982.

As a result of his commitment, persistence and determination, JUSTICE played a key role in taking up the cause of miscarriage of justice cases. His tireless campaigning resulted in some 25 people being released, or released early, from prison. He was instrumental in many of the cases featured in the BBC Rough Justice series.

Tom also played a major role in bringing about other key measures such as the creation of the office of Ombudsman and the establishment of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

He died in 1988.

You can read more about Tom Sargant and his work in this blog by Jon Robins.