The third Queens’ Distinguished Law Lecture: The effects of the Constitutional Reform Act

The 2015 Queens’ Distinguished Lecture in Law L-R – Michael Zuckerman, Prof. Richard Fentiman, Fiona Lin, Lady Hale, Jack Stewart, Lord Eatwell, Marius Nasta

We’re delighted to announce that once again we are hosting the Queens’ Distinguished Lecture in Law. At this year’s event, the third of its kind, Lord Falconer, PC, QC, the former Lord Chancellor will be speaking on The effects of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 – has it strengthened or weakened our constitution?”.

We support this lecture because it explores and promotes the most advanced thinking in law – giving students, postgraduates, fellows and distinguished guests valuable insight into law as it is practised today.

We also support our future legal professionals by sponsoring several prizes and a studentship for meritorious graduates and undergraduates. Once again, we’ll be awarding the Redress Solutions Prize for Academic Excellence in Law and the Redress Solutions Studentship for LL.M students, this year to be presented by Lord Falconer.

This year’s lecture topic, constitutional reform, is timely and important, something which future lawyers and those in the judiciary will shape as the years pass. Since the act came in over a decade ago, has it improved or damaged our constitution?

Dinner in the Old Hall

The lecture itself is incredibly valuable to guests attending, but the evening dinner is also a wonderful opportunity for the students who are invited to meet prominent personalities from the City, the judiciary and Fellows from Queens’ and other Cambridge colleges, to help guide their future career, and help to shape the UK legal system.

Lord Eatwell, the President of Queens’ College and last year’s speaker, Lord Grabiner QC, will also be in attendance, along with Professor Richard Fentiman, Dean of the Cambridge Law Faculty, Professor of Private International Law at the University of Cambridge and fellow of Queens’ College.

Our CEO, Marius Nasta, has a long history with Queens’ College, who supported him through his studies and career. After completing his first degree he came to Queens’ to study for an LL.M. With the support of Professor Richard Fentiman and the late Sir Derek Bowett he qualified as an English solicitor and pursued a rewarding career in commercial law. This experience and confidence then enabled Marius to join Michael Zuckerman at Redress Solutions PLC, where he serves as Chief Executive.

As a company, we’re delighted to return the decades-long support of Queens’ and contribute to the future of the profession, supporting graduates to launch their careers. We support education to give students a ‘leg up’ in the profession – broadening their horizons and knowledge so that they have all the assets and experience to become leading practitioners in the law. The prizes and scholarships we award also further legal education at Queens’ Cambridge, part of Europe’s number one law faculty with a centuries-long tradition of teaching law.

This year’s lecture will be held at Queens’ College on 4 October 2017, starting at 6pm. Students of the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge, teaching staff and invited guests are welcome to attend the lecture. We look forward to meeting those of you who attend. Learn more about the event on Queens’ website


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