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Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: Blackstone Lecture 2022

Lord Chief JusticeThe Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales has delivered the Blackstone Lecture 2022 at Pembroke College in Oxford.

Lord Burnett of Maldon gave a speech entitled The hidden value of the Rule of Law and English Law.

In his speech, he said: “My focus is the rule of law and English law, and their value to the United Kingdom.

“The rule of law underpins all economic and social activity in this country and, independently, English law and the Common Law bring substantial economic benefits. Both are taken for granted and their contributions undervalued by many.”

The Lord Chief Justice’s speech can be read in full below:

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