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Public Lecture: The Right Hon Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill, CVO

Northumbria University

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The Right Hon Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill, CVO, Justice of The Supreme Court

Environmental Law in a Global Society

Refreshments will be available from 4.45pm

Synopsis

Lord Carnwath will survey some recent environmental case law from senior courts across the world, drawing out key themes in the way judges are tackling the challenges raised by litigation in this area. He will also explore how the legislative, executive and judicial branches in different countries have responded to international developments.

About the Speaker

After studying law at Trinity College, Cambridge, Lord Carnwath was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1968 and took silk in 1985. He served as Attorney General to the Prince of Wales from 1988 to 1994.  He practised mainly in planning and environmental law

He was a judge of the Chancery Division from 1994 to 2002, during which time (1998 to 2002) he was also Chairman of the Law Commission. Lord Carnwath was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2002.  He has been a Justice of the Supreme Court since 2012.

Between 2007 and 2012 he was Senior President of Tribunals and led the planning and implementation of the reforms of the tribunal system following the Leggatt report.  He is a member of the UNEP International Advisory Council on Environmental Justice and Honorary President of the UK Environmental Law Association.

To book a space, please complete the form below or email nu.events@northumbria.ac.uk

Event Details

Northumbria University
Room CCE 002, Business & Law Building
City Campus East
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 2SW


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