President of the UK Supreme Court at NUS Law
From left: Professor Damian Chalmers, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury (President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom) and Professor Simon Chesterman (Dean, NUS Law)
NUS Law faculty members and students were honoured to welcome The Right Honourable the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, at the NUS Bukit Timah Campus on 18 August 2016.
Over 50 people had gathered at the Moot Court to attend Lord Neuberger’s talk on the topic “Whether the Identity of the English Common Law has been eroded by EU Laws and the European Conventions on Human Rights”. Chaired by Professor Damian Chalmers, Lord Neuberger expanded his topic to the impact of Brexit on UK law in light of “Brexit”, which encouraged a lively discussion during the question and answer session.
About Lord Neuberger
The Right Honourable the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury (in the county of Dorset) became President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on 1 October 2012, previously he was Master of the Rolls from 1st October 2009. He was called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 1974 and made a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in 1993. Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1987, first judicial appointment was as a Recorder from 1990 - 1996. In 1996 appointed a High Court Judge, Chancery Division and then Supervisory Chancery Judge for the Midland, Wales and Chester and Western Circuits for 2000-04. Appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in January 2004, a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (‘Law Lord’) in January 2007 and given a life peerage. Led an investigation for the Bar Council into widening access to the barrister profession and also served on the panel on fair access to the professions led by Alan Milburn.
Professor Damian Chalmers and Lord Neuberger