Speeches

Do Human Rights make bad citizens?
|Speeches|Lord Justice Laws
” In this lecture I will explore the relationship between three ideas: (1) the proposition that the language of rights has hijacked the language of morals; (2) the doctrine of proportionality in our public law; ...

Where the Common Law fears to tread
|Speeches|Lord Dyson
” Between at least the early part of the 20th century and about 1990, it had been generally understood that there was no right of recovery in restitution of money paid pursuant to an ultra ...


Litigators: Survive and thrive
|Speeches|Lord Dyson
It is a pleasure to have been asked to give the keynote address to your conference this morning. It is my first such address as Master of the Rolls, and I particularly welcome this early ...





Talking About Reform
  On 10th May 2012 the Crime and Courts Bill was laid before Parliament. The Bill contains two clauses which are intended to create new statutory courts. One is a national County Court for civil ...