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April 9 – HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Dies at Windsor

The Slynn Foundation is saddened by the announcement of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and we send our condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and members of the Royal family

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Slynn Partners with Uzbekistan MoJ for International Event

Friday 26th March 2021 We are delighted to announce the Slynn Foundation’s partnership and participation in the Tashkent Law Spring (TLS) in conjunction with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Justice. This virtual event will be held on 22-23 April, 2021. Slynn president, Sir Peter Gross, will lead a special session focusing on English Law, and a […]

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Slynn Foundation Open Forum 14th June 2021 Registration open

The Slynn Foundation Open Forum 2021 The Rule of Law and the Economy – What are the profits and gains of an independent judiciary preventing corruption? DATE AND TIME  Monday 14 June 2021 – 6.15pm to 7.45pm The Slynn Foundation would like to thank Gray’s Inn for hosting this event.  Regrettably it will not be […]

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Executive Director Alison Fenney Retires & Foundation Welcome New Executive Director

Slynn Foundation – Press Release – Executive Director Alison Fenney Retires

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The Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Vos – Appointed as Master of the Rolls

The Foundation is delighted to congratulate one of its Trustees, the Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Vos, on his recent appointment as Master of the Rolls (from 11 January 2021). Sir Geoffrey was called to the Bar in 1977, took silk in 1993, appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2013 and became Chancellor of […]

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An evaluation of HMCTS video hearings service published

An evaluation by the London School of Economics of the HMCTS video hearings service has recently been published. The report assesses the user experience and sets out the findings of an evaluation of this service. A link to this can be found here

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Responses to the Coronavirus Pandemic

We are delighted and very grateful that a number of the Foundation’s Trustees have provided short summaries of some of the innovative ways our Courts have responded to the challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic. These can be found here

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Trustees

Following the recent retirement of Mr Mark Clough QC and The Rt Hon David Keene from its Board of Trustees, the Foundation is delighted to welcome The Rt Hon Nicola Davies, The Hon Mrs Justice Maura McGowan and Mr Ben Yallop as new Trustees. A brief biog for each of them can be found here […]

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Tanzania

In December, the Foundation, in collaboration with the Judicial College and the Tanzanian Institute of Judicial Administration (IJA), delivered its first Training the Trainers course in Tanzania. This was delivered firstly to 20 High Court Judges and then to 25 Magistrates. The topics covered included an introduction to training skills, judicial reasoning, consistency in sentencing […]

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China – Should we engage? Slynn Foundation Open Forum November 2019

Should human rights, social credits and the Belt and Road Initiative make the UK’s legal and judicial community more or less enthusiastic to engage? This was the timely subject for the Slynn Foundation’s recent Open Forum held in the Old Hall in Lincoln’s Inn. We were delighted that The Rt Hon Lord Hodge, a Justice […]

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