Senior international figure coming to Faculty on European Lawyers Day

18 Oct


A high-profile international lawyer promises to make it a special European Lawyers Day at the Faculty next week.

Philippe Sands, QC, Professor of Law at University College London, author and counsel who has appeared before a number of international courts, is to give a talk on the consequences for international law of recent political developments, and whether the rise of nationalism post-Brexit poses a threat to the global rule of law.

The event is on Thursday, 25 October – the day designated European Lawyers Day by the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).

“It is particularly appropriate that a figure of international standing like Philippe Sands should come to the Faculty on European Lawyers Day,” said Neil Mackenzie, the Faculty’s Director of Training and Education.

“We are very keen that as many people as possible should have the chance to hear him, and the event is free and will not be restricted to members of Faculty but will be open to the wider legal community. Places will be limited, however, so early registration is advised.”

The event is from 9-10:30am, in the Faculty’s Mackenzie Building. Details at

European Lawyers Day 2018 has the theme “Why Lawyers matter: Defending the defenders of the Rule of Law”. To learn more, go to