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Lord Thomas – Text of Slynn Lecture March 2018

The Foundation was delighted that Lord Thomas agreed to give this year’s Lecture. His timely and insightful lecture covered the approach to the issues that arise in the context of Brexit and of the importance of legal services and dispute resolution to the UK economy. Lord Thomas referred to the urgent need for open discussion […]

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Sir Henry Brooke CMG PC

It is with enormous sadness that we have learned of the death of Sir Henry Brooke on 30th January. Amongst his many roles, Sir Henry was the President of the Slynn Foundation (until 2015) and was integral to the Foundation’s establishment and continued success. His energy, commitment and sheer enthusiasm for the Foundation’s work were […]

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David Vaughan CBE QC

It was with sadness that the Foundation has learned of the death of David Vaughan who was until recently a Trustee of the Foundation. David was a leading expert in the practice of European Law both nationally and internationally and he generously lent his expertise to the Foundation. He travelled extensively throughout Europe and beyond […]

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Sir Brian Neill QC

It is with great sadness that the Slynn Foundation has learnt of the death on Christmas Eve at the age of 94 of the Rt Hon Sir Brian Neill. Sir Brian was a great supporter of the Foundation and was instrumental in the Foundation’s revival in 2009. He travelled on many occasions on behalf of […]

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Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd to give Slynn Annual Lecture – March 5 2018

The Foundation is delighted that The Rt Hon the Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales until October 2017, has agreed to give the 2018 Slynn Lecture on a Brexit topic. After discussion, it was agreed to call the Lecture, “Some aspects of the legal issues and implications of Brexit for […]

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United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

The Foundation was delighted to take part in UNODC’s initial expert group meeting on the development of judicial ethics training tools in Vienna. The Judicial Integrity initiative aims to assist judiciaries across the globe in strengthening judicial integrity and preventing corruption in the justice sector, in line with Article 11 of the United Nations Convention […]

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Kazakhstan

In co-operation with the Law Society, the Foundation hosted a reception for a delegation of 14 Kazakh judges including a representative from the Supreme Court. Peter Williamson, the Foundation’s Chair, welcomed the delegation and the Foundation’s President, Sir Stanley Burnton, gave a short address on the challenges of maintaining an independent judiciary. This was followed […]

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Russia

Sir Stanley Burnton (President) and Stephen Wordsworth (Trustee) met with representatives of the Russian State University of Justice to discuss the University’s plans to establish a training course for its English-speaking students itending to become judges. The Foundation agreed to explore future ways of co-operating

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Albania – Sir Henry Brooke Honoured

At a recent award ceremony in London, Sir Henry Brooke, retired President of the Slynn Foundation, was made a Knight of the Order of Skanderbeg, one of Albania’s highest honours. It was presented by the President of the Republic of Albania, Mr Bujar Nishani, in recognition of Sir Henry’s many activities with and contributions to […]

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Bulgaria

Sir Stanley Burnton and Sir Stephen Silber visited Sofia in March at the request of the British Ambassador. This was a 3 day scoping trip to ascertain the extent to which the Foundation may be able to assist the Bulgarian judiciary with training and peer to peer support. A very full programme of visits was […]

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