The Global Law Summit

Boris Johnson

Value a system that inspires the world

Legal order that “guarantees good” must be properly funded, says Boris Johnson. Legal order that “guarantees good” must be properly funded, says Boris Johnson. Last week’s Global Law Summit (GLS) was billed as an event to showcase the best of the UK’s legal profession and, in three packed days, it largely lived up to the […]

Richard Susskind

Global Law Summit: Susskind & Co on the future of the law

Richard Susskind revealed his view of the future at the Global Law Summit this week. For many, it’s not pretty. This week’s Global Law Summit (GLS) has offered up far more than simply a celebration of 800 years of Magna Carta. The UK legal market’s best-known cheerleader for change Richard Susskind spoke of a “gargantuan […]

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson: Lawyers are amazing. Here’s why

Boris Johnson put London and the rule of law squarely at the heart of the world’s legal market yesterday in his keynote speech at the Global Law Summit. While cracking jokes. Obviously. Was the Mayor of London ever likely to do anything else? Of course not. But in his characteristically showman’s manner, Johnson not only […]

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Lord Neuberger: access to justice is “crucial” to uphold Magna Carta rule of law

President of the Supreme Court Lord Neuberger closed the Global Law Summit (GLS) yesterday (25 February) by concluding that “genuine access to justice is crucial” if a society is to “maintain adherence to the rule of law”. Concluding the three-day conference, Neuberger reflected on the principles of Magna Carta, which he named as “prosperity, peace […]

Global Law Summit day 3: From human rights to shareholder activism

There were an eclectic bunch of hot topics on the agenda on the closing day of the Global Law Summit, ranging from human rights to bribery and shareholder activism.  The ensuing debates did not disappoint, touching on some of the legal market’s most pressing issues. A panel on business and human rights was chaired by […]


Change, diversity and boardroom struggles on the agenda at the Global Law Summit

Lawyers from all walks of the profession and all around the world are gathering in London this week to debate the key trends affecting the industry – including the role of government in preserving access to justice and how the rule of law affects the world of business. The first day of the Global Law […]

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Global Law Summit kicks off in London with focus on rule of law

The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas, called on lawyers to be prepared to pay the “heavy” price of maintaining the rule of law and access to justice as part of the opening keynote speech at the Global Law Summit (GLS) in London this morning (23 February). Thomas LCJ opened proceedings by emphasising the need for […]


The Global Law Summit: the Davos of ‘law meets business’

The Global Law Summit (GLS) is a one-off three-day event taking place in London from 23 to 25 February, 2015. Held in the 800th year since the sealing of Magna Carta, the summit will champion the Rule of Law as the foundation of the best commercial environment for business growth and for fair societal development, […]

Catrin Griffiths

Why this is the year to push the rule of law, not the rule of power

There are plenty of big issues on the horizon for 2015. To start with, the general election is looming, as well the prospect of a referendum on membership of the EU. And 2015 is also – if you haven’t worked this out already – the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. That the Magna Carta […]

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