Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture 2017 with Max Hill QC

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Date(s) - 24/10/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Shearman & Sterling LLP


Max Hill QC will give the 2017 Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture on Tuesday 24 October, talking about his work as Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation.

The lecture, titled ‘Rights vs Security: the challenge engaged’, is open to the general public but JUSTICE members and Friends will be given priority booking.  This year’s event will take place at 6.30pm, hosted by Shearman & Sterling LLP, 9 Appold St, London EC2A 2AP and will be followed by drinks and canapes.

The Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture is free, although donations are always welcome.

The Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture is now fully booked but are operating a waiting list, please email for further information.

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.

Each year, we recognise Tom’s work by inviting a high profile speaker – from practice, the judiciary, academia or politics to speak at the Memorial Lecture. You can read more about Tom Sargant and his work in this blog by Jon Robins.