|UK’s ‘greatest barrister’ to speak at law lecture|
|Monday, 30 July 2012 08:17am|
©The Star (Used by permission)
Lord David Pannick QC (Queen’s Counsel), one of the most renowned QCs in the Common-wealth, will be the guest speaker for this year’s Sultan Azlan Shah Law Lecture.
The topic for the 26th lecture, to be held on Sept 5, is “Scandalising the judiciary: Criticism of judges and the law of contempt.”
The Sultan Azlan Shah Law Lecture is one of the most anticipated events in the legal calendar and is held annually under the auspices of the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, who is also Chancellor of the University of Malaya.
Born in 1956, Pannick read law at Hertford College, University of Oxford, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence) degree as well as the prestigious Bachelor of Civil Law degree.
He was called to the English Bar by the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in 1979 and was made a Bencher in 1997. Lord Pannick was appointed as a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, and has been a Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford since 1978.
In 2008, Lord Pannick was raised to a life peerage as a Crossbencher in the House of Lords as Baron Pannick of Radlett.
Lord Pannick maintains a broad practice including Public Law & Human Rights, Media and Entertainment, Employment and Discrimination, and Sports law.
He is held in the highest regard as one of the leading barristers of his time. Legal directories cite and commend Lord Pannick as “legendary”, “spectacular in all respects”, “an absolute dream to work with” and “a polymath to beat all polymaths.” He has been described as “arguably the greatest barrister in the UK. Any subject he chooses to tackle, he handles brilliantly.”
In 2012, The Times named Pannick as one of the most influential lawyers in the UK.
Pannick has appeared in numerous landmark cases in the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords and in the new Supreme Court.
To request for invitation cards to the lecture, contact the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya at 03- 7967 6501/6502/6500.
The lecture is organised by the Sultan Azlan Shah Foundation and the University of Malaya with the support of Malaysia Airlines.
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