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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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Sir Peter Gross takes over Presidency

We are delighted to announce that Sir Peter Gross has agreed to become the Foundation’s new president following Sir Stanley Burnton’s retirement from the post. Sir Peter retired from the Court of Appeal in October and brings with him a wealth of international experience including his recent post as the judiciary’s Lead Judge for International […]

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The Hon Mr Justice Dingemans – Appointed to Court of Appeal

The Foundation is delighted to congratulate one of its trustees, Mr Justice Dingemans, on his appointment to the Court of Appeal. Mr Justice Dingemans was called to the Bar in 1987, made Queen’s Counsel in 2002 and appointed as a High Court Judge in 2013. He has been a trustee of the Foundation since 2010. […]

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Tanzania

The Foundation has recently undertaken its first scoping trip to Tanzania as part of an exciting new 3 year project funded by DfID. The project aims to support the Tanzanian judiciary in their efforts to reform court procedures to render them more efficient and effective. More information on this project can be found here

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Paul Randolph QC

It is with sadness that the Foundation has learned of the death of Paul Randolph QC. Paul became a Trustee of the Foundation in its early, formative years. He later became an Advisor to the Trustees, and continued his work in mediation training for the Foundation in Albania, Romania and many other countries. His work […]

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Amanda Pinto QC elected as Bar Council Vice President

The Foundation is delighted to learn that Amanda Pinto QC, one of the Foundation’s Trustees, has been elected as the Vice President of the Bar Council. The rest of the Board would like to offer their congratulations to Amanda who will take up her new office on 1st January 2019.

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Georgia

The Foundation has recently developed a partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), working in Georgia. The project is aimed at establishing a commercial court to improve the quality of justice applied to business disputes and international commercial cases. Sir Nicholas Blake and Sir Jeremy Cooke have both recently undertaken trips to Tbilisi on behalf of the Foundation […]

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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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