The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Attorney General

Attorney General gives perspective on EU Law

The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Attorney General is visiting the University of Exeter on 29 November to deliver the annual Bracton Law Lecture.

His keynote speech is titled ‘The Challenges of EU Law for Government’ and will be given at 6pm in the Moot Room, Amory Building.

The Attorney General will also participate in a law workshop, looking at the issue of ‘The future of legal services and the importance of Pro Bono’.  Law students representing the Bracton Law Society Pro Bono scheme, the Community Legal Helpdesk and, the Debt Literacy Project will speak about their concerns about cuts to the legal aid agenda and the opportunities this gives to students to offer information and assistance within the community.

In 1980 Dominic Grieve was called to the Bar and practised as a Barrister before entering Parliament.  Since his election in 1997, Dominic has played a key role in the formulation of Home Affairs and Justice policies. In opposition, he spearheaded the Conservative Party’s efforts in challenging the erosion of Civil Liberties and, as Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, led work on a possible Bill of Rights to replace the Human Rights Act. He was at the forefront of the former Labour government’s first defeat in the House of Commons over 90 day detention without charge.

After the general election in May 2010, Dominic was appointed Attorney General. In 2012, he was appointed Hon Recorder of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

Director of Education at the University of Exeter’s Law School, Professor Sue Prince said:”We are truly honoured by the acceptance of the Attorney General to be a keynote speaker at this year’s Bracton Law Lecture.  t provides students with the opportunity to meet a senior figure in the justice system, to learn from his extensive experience and pose questions about the legal services which are in a period of rapid change. In addition, it presents the opportunity to promote our pro bono work which makes a positive contribution to local social need.”

Date: 29 November 2012