Mr Justice Fordham joins Salford Business School for Annual Law Lecture

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Salford Business School hosted its annual law lecture on 9 November with a thought-provoking and detailed analysis of The Human Rights Act, which received Royal Assent 25 years ago this year.

Mr Justice Fordham with chair Dr Sally Penni

Mr Justice Fordham, High Court Judge, delivered an engaging survey of some of the leading cases which have involved this Act, and analysed how the 1998 Act has operated in UK courts since its ascension into law 25 years ago.

Chaired by Dr Sally Penni MBE, Mr Justice Fordham outlined some of the key cases in the history of the Human Rights Act 1998, illustrating the core principles of the ‘Convention rights’ as outlined in the Act: including the prescription principle and the proportionality principle.

Balancing the effective protection of Human Rights with the need to calibrate the level of judicial supervision of public authority action has long been an important challenge in the legal sector, and Mr Justice Fordham demonstrated the core principles with a number of real-world cases to a packed Lady Hale building on the Peel Park campus at the University of Salford.

To read the whole of Mr Justice Fordham’s speech, download the document here. You can also rewatch the annual law lecture on Youtube.

Dr Francine Morris, Associate Dean for Enterprise and Engagement at Salford Business School, commented: “It was an honour to host Mr Justice Fordham and Dr Sally Penni at the University of Salford for our inaugural annual law lecture which addressed  one of our most important pieces of legislation. It was fantastic to see so many students, business leaders, legal professionals and Salfordians on the evening, and an excellent  night for Salford Business School and more specifically, our law department who undertake  critical work with the local community throughthe SILKS Law Clinic”

Find out more about the undergraduate law courses on offer from Salford Business School.

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