Book now: free keynote discussion with Lord Chief Justice on Thursday 19 November

Posted on: November 18, 2020 by Claire Meadows

‘The Law and the Media: Maintaining Justice’ will form the basis of a free In Discussion With… talk with the Lord Chief Justice tomorrow (Thursday 19 November).

Available from Noon, the discussion will take place as part of the Society’s Virtual Conference for 2020 and free registration is open.

Appointed to the position of Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales in October 2017, Lord Burnett of Maldon will touch upon areas including cameras in court, video-access to live hearings and the challenges posed by social media and protecting fair trials.

Looking ahead to tomorrow’s discussion, Ian Murray, Executive Director of the SoE said that the talk was an opportunity to hear more from the head of the judiciary about mutual concerns for both judges and the media during the ongoing pandemic.

He said: “With England now into a second lockdown, the discussion with Lord Burnett will focus on areas such as remote access during the pandemic and issues such as cameras in courts. He will also touch upon the challenges that social media poses to protecting fair trials and whether we can expect to see enhanced use of video hearings in the future.”

The full programme of SoE conference events alongside how to book is available here.

Register for the discussion with the Lord Chief Justice here.