The independent referral bar: retrospective and prospective
Edinburgh, 14 to 16 April 2016
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Conference Speaker Papers

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Thursday 14 April 2016 :
Speaker Papers
2.10pm - 2.40pm
Keynote address
2.40pm - 3.40pm
Beatrice Mtetwa (Zimbabwe)
(Paper not presently available)

Mark Mulholland QC (Northern Ireland)

Dr Margaret Ng
(Hong Kong)
Standing up for the Rule of Law: the responsibilities of the independent advocate in challenging circumstances
This session is supported by the
Scottish Council of Law Reporting
4.10pm - 5.00pm
David Anderson QC (England and Wales)

Bret Walker SC (Australia)
Terrorism and Surveillance
6.00pm - 7.30pm
James Wolffe QC (Scotland)
Parliament Hall Reception - Address
Friday 15 April 2016 :
Speaker Papers
09.30am - 10.00am
The Hon. Mr Justice Frank Clarke (Judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland)
Opening keynote: The role of the independent advocate in the development of the law
10.00am - 11:00am
Ron Paschke (South Africa)

Michael Forde (Northern Ireland)

Louisa Nye (England & Wales)
Junior bar point of view: the future of the independent referral bar
11.30am - 12noon
Professor George Yarrow (Oxford University)
Keynote: The contribution of an independent legal profession to economic success
12 noon  - 1.00pm
Patrick O'Sullivan QC (Australia)

Jeremy Muller SC (South Africa)

Gerry McAlinden QC (Northern Ireland)
The independent bar session 1 – Heads of Bar Discussion: (a) core professional values; (b) challenges to independence from external forces (Government, external regulators etc); (c) the benefits of self-regulation
2.00pm - 2.20pm
Roy Martin QC (Scotland)
(No paper available)

Judge Malcolm Wallis (Judge of Supreme Court of Appeal, South Africa)
(No paper available)

The Hon. Justice Glenn Martin AM (Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland)
(No paper available)
The Edinburgh Declaration
2.20pm - 3.30pm
Winnie Tam SC (Hong Kong)
(Paper not presently available)

Vimbai Nyemba (Zimbabwe)

David Barniville SC (Ireland)

Chantal-Aimee Doerries QC (England & Wales)
(Paper not presently available)
The independent bar session 2 – Heads of Bar Discussion: (a) direct access; (b) public access; (c) alternative business structures
4.00pm - 4.30pm
Professor Richard Susskind (IT Adviser to the Chief Justice of England & Wales)
The impact of globalisation and technological change
This session is supported by University of Glasgow School of Law

4.30pm - 5.00pm
Paul Mabey QC (New Zealand)
(Papers not available for this session)

Esi Schimming-Chase (Namibia)
(Papers not available for this session)

James Wolffe QC (Scotland)
(Papers not available for this session)
Question time panel: What should ICAB be doing to promote the principles of the Edinburgh Declaration in 2016?
Saturday 16 April 2016 :
Speaker Papers
10.05am - 11.10am
Stephen Hockman QC (England & Wales) (social mobility)

Michelle Norton SC (South Africa) (race and gender)

Gráinne Larkin (Ireland) (gender)
Gender and diversity issues
11.40am - 12.40pm
Sir Christopher John Greenwood CMG QC (Judge of the International Court of Justice)

Kate Eastman SC (Australia)

Shaheed Fatima QC (England & Wales)
(Paper not presently available)
Using international law in domestic courts
12.40am - 1.00pm
The Right Hon the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, President of the UK Supreme Court
Closing keynote