In 2015, a Lawyers Group was established in support of Classics for All – it has now grown to over 150 active members who contributed £27,000 in 2019. For a subscription of £12.50 per month (£150 a year), the group offers three fascinating events a year exclusively for members (£6 per month for under 30’s). Many members opt to give more on top of this through recurring donations or sponsoring and donating to events.
Sir Rupert Jackson, Chairman of the Lawyers Group Steering Committee says ‘We have many first rate speakers and stimulating events and are always delighted to welcome new members.’
Lord Dyson, former Master of the Rolls, and Sir Francis Jacobs KCMG QC offer their reasons to join this group: ‘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.’
Click here to view the list of current 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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have taken the decision to postpone the rest of our scheduled events for 2020.
CfA 10th Anniversary Lawyers Group Dinner | March 3rd at Middle Temple
Followed by a talk from Michael Beloff QC.
A talk by Professor Michael Scott | hosted by Linklaters. Postponed until 2 June 2021
A moot trial of Boudicca: terrorist or freedom fighter? | The Supreme Court. Postponed until 14 October 2021
Presided over by Lord Brian Kerr, ThomasGrant QC counsel for the defence, Alison Morgan QC counsel for the prosecution
The Lawyers Group is led by a Steering Committee of:
Sir Rupert Jackson (Chairman)
Andrew Butler QC
Sir Francis Jacobs, KCMG, QC (founding Chairman)
Sir David Wootton
If you would like any more information about the Lawyers Group and how to join, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 848 4741.