On Monday 14th June, the Foundation held it's virtual forum entitled "The Rule of Law and the Economy – What are the profits and gains of an independent judiciary preventing corruption"?
The speakers were the Rt Hon Lady Dorrian, the Lord Justice Clerk of Scotland; The Hon Sir Ross Cranston, Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and retired High Court Judge; Alderman Vincent Keaveny, Sheriff of the City of London in 2018/19 and partner in DLA Piper; and Professor Barry Rider OBE, Professorial Fellow, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge.
The Forum was chaired by Slynn Foundation President Sir Peter Gross and the vote of thanks was given by Chair of the Trustees, Peter Williamson. Following the presentations, questions were taken under the Chatham House rule.
The speakers covered such issues as the globalisation of corruption, the importance of the rule of law in sustainability and development, the independence of the judiciary and the relationship between the law and the economy. A recording of the event is available on here.
As noted above, this was the Foundation’s first virtual domestic UK event and our thanks are due to Gray’s Inn for hosting it.