About

Lawyers Group in support of Classics for All

In 2015 a Lawyers Group was established in support of Classics for All – it has now grown to 150 active members who contributed £27,000 in 2019.  For a subscription of £12.50 per month (£150 a year), the group offers three events a year exclusively for members (£6 per month for under 30’s).

Members of the legal world are invited to join by Lord Dyson and Sir Francis Jacobs KCMG QC:

‘We think that Classics for All will be of special interest to lawyers – and we include in that term judges, academics, practitioners, and not least law firms. There are many reasons why.  As well as the close historical connections between Rome, Latin and the law, we are confident that an education in classics will not only improve the quality of education generally, but will also improve the quality of written English, and indeed the quality of reasoning and argument – obvious values for lawyers in particular.’

Many members opt to give more on top of this by additional recurring donations or sponsoring and donating to events.

Download the Lawyers Group subscription form to join.

Click here to view the list of Lawyers Group members.

2020 Lawyers Group Events:

Our events for 2020 are all now contingent on public health concerns. We are very sorry to announce that owing to the escalation in Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have taken the decision to postpone our annual Lawyers Group reception on 3 June at Linklaters. We will be in touch as soon as we have a new date. 

CfA 10th Anniversary Lawyers Group Dinner | March 3rd at Middle Temple

Followed by a talk from Michael Beloff QC. Tickets £90 for this special event available here.

A talk by Professor Michael Scott | June 3rd hosted by LinklatersPostponed

A moot trial of Boudicca: terrorist or freedom fighter? | October 15 at the Supreme Court

Presided over by Lord Brian Kerr, ThomasGrant QC counsel for the defence, Alison Morgan QC counsel for the prosecution

Archived Lawyers Group Events

The Lawyers Group is led by a Steering Committee of:

Sir Rupert Jackson (Chairman)
William Arnold
Davina Given
Sir Francis Jacobs, KCMG, QC (founding Chairman)
Dr Frederick Mostert
Jonathan Rushworth

Sir David Wootton

Andrew Butler QC

If you would like any more information about the Lawyers Group and how to join, please contact contact@classicsforall.org.uk or call 0207 848 4741.