Date / time
Date(s) - 30/10/2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
This year the Tom Sargant lecture will be delivered by Sir Christopher Greenwood GBE CMG QC. Until recently the UK judge at the International Court of Justice, Chris’ lecture will be on ’International Law and Justice’. This will be followed by a drinks reception.
The event is kindly hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.
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.