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Public Lecture Series, The Eldon Lecture: Sir Terence Etherton

Northumbria University


Sir Terence Etherton, Master of the Rolls, Head of Civil Justice, England and Wales

Eldon Lecture Title: Equity and Conscience 

Lecture Theatre 002, Business and Law Building, City Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Refreshments will be available from 6pm


In his lecture, Sir Terence will explore the historic relationship between equity and conscience and examine the extent to which unconscionability is an appropriate ingredient of civil liability in modern times. 

About the Speaker

Sir Terence Etherton was sworn in as the Master of the Rolls in 2016, following his role as Chancellor of the High Court in England and Wales, the Head of the Chancery Division.

Sir Terence was called to the Bar in 1974 and was in practice at the Chancery Bar between 1975 and 2000. He was sworn in as a QC in 1990 and between 2001 and 2008, he was a High Court Judge in the Chancery Division. He was also the Chairman of the Law Commission of England and Wales and later President of the Council of the Inns of Court and Lord Justice of Appeal.

He is President of the Property Bar Association as well as a member of the editorial board of the legal journals Conveyancer and Property Lawyer and Current Legal Journals, and a patron of the Birkbeck Law Review.

Sir Terence is a Visiting Law Professor at Birkbeck, London University, and at Kent University. He is an Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, and Royal Holloway, London University, and has an Honorary LL.D from City University.

Sir Terence has recently been appointed Visiting Eldon Professor at Northumbria University.

Northumbria Law School is the largest law school in the North East, with a national and international reputation for academic excellence in legal education. It was recognised at the highest level in 2013 when the University was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in Further and Higher Education in for the outstanding community work of its Student Law Office.

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Event Details

Northumbria University
City Campus East
Business and Law Building, Lecture Theatre 002
Newcastle upon Tyne



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