Court Watching – Will we see Justice?
- Date: Monday 30 January 2017
- Location: Liberty Building
- Cost: Free
Vera Baird is a criminal law QC, was a Member of Parliament and Minister in the Labour government and was in 2007 - she will present at this event.
This is a free event however registration is required in advance. There will be a drinks reception after the lecture.
2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies. The Frank Dawtry Memorial Lecture marks the first in a series of exciting events organised to commemorate the Centre’s anniversary. The Centre was established in 1987 to pursue research into criminal justice systems and criminological issues. It has since grown to become one of the leading criminological centres of its genre with an established international profile.
Vera Baird is a criminal law QC, was a Member of Parliament and Minister in the Labour government and was in 2007 appointed Solicitor General - the House of Common's most senior law officer. As Solicitor General, she was particularly involved in criminal justice policy and legislation, especially on gender and equality policies.
A leading Police & Crime Commissioner nationally, Vera Baird has exceeded the local priorities she set out in her Police & Crime Plan. She was re-elected in May 2016 with a majority of more than 120,000 and is currently Chair of the National Association of Police & Crime Commissioners.