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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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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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