Halsbury's Law Exchange
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Halsbury’s Law Exchange is a legal think tank based in the United Kingdom.
Aims and objectives
The thinktank states that it aims to contribute to the development of law and the legal sector, as well as communicate ideas on reform or legal direction to decision makers and the legal sector and promote debate through papers, reports, events and media pieces. Its objectives: to examine the rule of law, the structure of the legal system and the development of the legal sector; contribute to the development of an efficient statutory framework; and to comment on current legal issues that impact on society and put forward proposals to ensure the law is just.
According to Halsbury's Law Exchange website, its specific mission is to support the rule of law in the United Kingdom by promoting an effective legal framework and stimulating public debate on major issues.
Recent White Papers
Environment: International environmental problems are in a legal lacuna; is an international court for the environment now an imperative?
Corporate: Missed opportunities: did the UK miss a significant opportunity to implement important improving reforms in the recent re-write of its companies’ legislation? Should it now be making further advances; parting with old traditions in favour of supporting modern corporate practices?
Employment: A proposal for simpler employee vetting system.
Family: Does media access to family courts herald a new and potentially damaging era of openness in family proceedings?
Assisted dying: Proposals to change UK law and advance some suitable conclusions for adoption in this jurisdiction.
Sovereign immunity: A white paper questioning whether the doctrine of sovereign immunity is still appropriate.
- Joshua Rozenberg
- Khawar Qureshi QC – Commercial and International Law
- Tim Pitt Payne – Information Law – Freedom of Information, Data Protection (also Employment)
- John Cooper QC – Serious Crime
- Nigel Boardman – Corporate
- Tony Williams – Legal Sector Strategy
- Lucy Theis QC – Family
- Stephen Hockman QC – Environment
- David Greene – Commercial Litigation
- Professor Ian Smith – Employment
- Jonathan Cooper OBE – Human Rights
- Declan O'Dempsey – Employment/Regulatory
- Owen Davies QC – Serious Crime/Extradition/Human Rights/ The Bar
- Nick Jarrett Kerr – Strategy/Client Relationship Management