Mark Warby QC to speak at JUSTICE Conference

Freedom of Expression: Leveson and Beyond

Mark Warby QC of 5RB will speak at the upcoming JUSTICE Human Rights Law Conference on 24th October 2013 at London’s Bloomsbury Hotel.

Mark’s session is in the afternoon and is entitled “Freedom of Expression: Leveson and beyond”. Chaired by Joshua Rozenburg, Mark and Hugh Tomlinson QC will exchange views on this topical subject.

The full programme is as follows:

15th annual Human Rights Law Conference (with Sweet & Maxwell)

Thursday 24 October 2013, 9.30am-5pm

Bloomsbury Hotel, 16 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN

6 hours CPD. £100 discount for JUSTICE members. Early-bird discount to 27 September.


9.30     Welcome from the chair – Andrea Coomber, Director of JUSTICE

9.40     Morning keynote – Mrs Justice Cox

10.15   Human rights law:  the year in review – Helen Mountfield QC, Matrix Chambers

11.15   Morning breakout sessions (choose one of three)

  • Criminal law and human rights update – Alex Bailin QC, Matrix Chambers & Kirsty Brimelow QC, Doughty Street Chambers; chair: Jodie Blackstock, JUSTICE
  • Equality: balancing rights in practice – Declan O’Dempsey, Cloisters & Ulele Burnham, Doughty Street Chambers; chair: Clare Collier, Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Immigration, asylum and human rights – Raza Husain QC, Matrix Chambers & Duran Seddon, Garden Court Chambers; chair: Alison Harvey, ILPA

13.45   Afternoon breakout sessions (choose one of three)

  • Judicial review and human rights update – Stephen Grosz QC, Bindmans & Shaheen Rahman, 1 Crown Office Row; chair: Angela Patrick, JUSTICE
  • Charter or Convention: what can Europe do for my client? – Jessica Simor QC, Matrix Chambers & Marie Demetriou QC, Brick Court Chambers; chair: Jonathan Cooper OBE, Doughty Street Chambers
  • Freedom of expression: Leveson and beyond – Mark Warby QC, 5RB & Hugh Tomlinson QC, Matrix Chambers; chair: Joshua Rozenberg, Legal Commentator

15.30   Afternoon keynote – Rights and the rule of law, judicial independence and democracy – Professor Robert Hazell QC CBE, the Constitution Unit, University College London

16.00   Panel discussion – chaired by Professor Tony Kelly, Chair of JUSTICE Scotland

  • Chris Grayling MP, Lord Chancellor (invited – to be confirmed)
  • Emily Thornberry MP, Shadow Attorney General
  • Julian Huppert MP, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson
  • Maura McGowan QC, Chair, Bar Council
  • Desmond Hudson, Chief Executive, Law Society

For full details of the conference click here: JUSTICE Human Rights Law Conference