We have the great pleasure in inviting you to the St Hugh’s Law Society’s dinner on Thursday 9 March 2017. Pre-dinner drinks will be served at 7.00pm for the dinner at 7.30pm. For those of you joining us for the AGM, this will begin at 6pm.
This year’s guest speaker is Sir Keir Starmer, KCB, QC, MP.
Sir Keir Starmer, KCB, QC, MP is a British politician and barrister. Since the 2015 General Election, he has been the Labour Member of Parliament for Holborn and St Pancras. He is currently Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, a position he has held since October 2016. He was Shadow Minister (Home Office) from 2015 to 2016.
Sir Keir studied law at Leeds University (LLB) and Oxford University (BCL). In 1990 he co-founded Doughty Street Chambers with a focus human rights and the death penalty. In 2002, he became Queen’s Counsel.
Between 2002-2007, Sir Keir was a human rights advisor to the Policing Board in Northern Ireland tasked with monitoring whether the newly formed Police Service of Northern Ireland (replacing the RUC) complied with the Human Rights Act.
From 2008 to 2013, Sir Keir was Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and Head of the Crown Prosecution Service, responsible for public prosecutions in England and Wales. After stepping down as DPP, he worked on Labour’s criminal justice strategy for 2015 – a victims’ law, which was included in the Labour Party’s 2015 election manifesto.
Tickets cost £95 to include a drinks reception, 3-course dinner with wine. Guests welcome.