Forthcoming Events

Liberal Democrat - Brighton Conference 2018

Fringe Meetings for Rights Liberties Justice 

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Rights-Liberties-Justice and JUSTICE
The Future of Legal Aid – how can access to justice be restored?

From the recent barrister's strike, to the Bach Commission report and the Secret Barrister's book, evidence abounds about the crisis in legal aid and the wider justice system. The Government is now reviewing the 2013 (LASPO Act) cuts to legal aid - what needs to change to restore access to justice?

Date: Monday 17 September |  Time: 1 - 2 PM
Location: Meeting Room 1 A, Brighton Conference Centre.

Chair: Andrew Haslam-Jones, Co-chair, Rights-Liberties-Justice
Lord Marks QC, Parliamentary Spokesperson for Justice,
James Sandbach, Director of Policy and External Affairs, LawWorks
Andrea Coomber, Director of JUSTICE 
Anthony Hook, Criminal Defence Barrister
Alistair Carmichael MP

*PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE – (Was Sunday 16th September 2018)
Rights-Liberties-Justice and the Law Society
The Impact of Brexit on the legal profession and the justice system

Date: Monday 17 September | Time: 6.15-7.30 PM | Location: Osborne Suite, Brighton Hilton Metropole 


Chair: James Sandbach, Co-Chair Rights-Liberties-Justice
Baroness Sarah Ludford, Lords Spokesperson on Europe
David Greene, Deputy President of the Law Society,
Jessica Simor QC, Matrix Chambers
Reuven Zeigler, University of Reading 

Using liberal philosophy as the basis of new Lib Dem Legal Policy

Date : Monday 17th September 2018 at 19:45PM    Location: Hilton Surrey 2 


Professor David Howarth, Dr Mark Pack, Barnaby Towns

Working from the basics to update our policy

Membership Activities

  • The annual weekend conference is held in the spring, usually during the Easter vacation at an Oxbridge college. Leading academics, practitioners, Liberal Democrat MP's and peers participate. A guest speaker is invited to dinner on the Saturday evening. All members are welcome. Guests are welcome at the dinner.
  • Fringe meetings are organised to discuss and often to debate legal issues of topical interest at the Liberal Democrats' spring and autumn conference.
  • The 80 Club lecture is delivered in London by a prominent speaker, often from outside the Liberal Democrats.
  • The Association's Annual Dinner is a significant social event, usually held in late January. Members are welcome to bring guests.
  • There are opportunities throughout the year to participate in the Association's policy-making activities.

Learn more about Association Membership.