Judge’s Dinner at the Mansion House

I attended the City’s dinner for HM Judges held at the Mansion House on 8 July, 2016.  The Lord Mayor in the presence of Justice Secretary Michael Give expressed the view that the city of London wanted to stay in the EU – and was greeted by much cheering.  The Lord Chief Justice suggested that given that the courts could no longer expect to be assisted by advocates skilled in the criminal common law that the time had come to codify criminal law.  One cannot help but reflect on the irony were England & Wales to adopt a quasi Napoleonic code at a time of Brexit. See Lord Chief’s speech in full at https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/speech-lcj-mansion-house-2015.pdf


The Mansion House