- Wednesday, 14 March, 2018
12:45 - 14:15
Wednesday 14th March 2018
Registration | 12.45pm
Event start | 13.15pm
Event finish | 14.15pm
Sir Stephen Laws KCB, former First Parliamentary Counsel
Sir John Laws, former Lord Justice of Appeal
Lord Faulks QC, former Minister of State for Justice
Professor Anne Davies, Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of Oxford
Policy Exchange is please to invite you to a panel discussion to consider the Supreme Court’s decision last year on UNISON’s challenge to the Lord Chancellor – which ruled that the Government had acted unlawfully in setting employment tribunal fees.
The Supreme Court’s judgment has been widely hailed as a victory for the rule of law in the face of an attack on access to justice. In a new paper for Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project, Sir Stephen Laws (former First Parliamentary Counsel) challenges this narrative. Sir Stephen argues that the judgment adopts a problematic conception of the rule of law – which wrongly encourages courts to wade into policy matters that are properly for Government and Parliament to decide
Joining Sir Stephen to discuss the Supreme Court’s judgment and his critique will be Sir John Laws, former Lord Justice of Appeal; Lord Faulks QC, former Minister of State for Justice; and Professor Anne Davies, Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of Oxford.
Venue: Policy Exchange