The IBA held an expert panel discussion on women in the law on 26 April, chaired by BBC broadcaster Fi Glover.
The panel comprised four lawyers at the very top of the profession: Margaret Cole, former managing director of the UK Financial Services Authority’s Conduct Business Unit; Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, leading barrister and human rights expert; Elizabeth Barrett, Slaughter and May partner and former head of litigation; and Katie Ghose, chief executive of the Electoral Reform Society and former director of the British Institute of Human Rights.
Ex-IBA President Fernando Pelaez-Pier interviews Ivan Velasquez, auxiliary judge of the criminal chamber of the Supreme Court, Colombia. The interview focuses on Mr Velasquez' investigations into links between terrorist groups and members of Congress.
Lord Chancellor and UK Minister for Justice Ken Clarke met with the IBA’s James Lewis in November 2011. Their discussion covered many topics, including: cuts to legal aid; conditional fee arrangements; private sector management of prisons; the response of the justice system to the summer riots; secrecy and sovereignty in cases involving terrorist suspects; the UK’s forthcoming chairmanship of the Council of Europe; the promotion of legal services as one of the UK’s key exports; and the modernisation of the UK justice system as a premier international destination for disputes.
The Impact of Online Social Networking on the Legal Profession and Practice survey - interviews with Anurag Bana, Senior Staff Lawyer of the IBA Legal Projects Team, and Mark Stephens CBE, media law specialist and Vice-Chair of the IBA Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee, on the survey and its findings.
Interview with Gabriela Knaul, Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers. Gabriela Knaul discusses her mandate; priorities including gender; China, Syria and MENA, and Zimbabwe among other subjects.