2019 Annual Mitchell Lecture: Helen Mountfield QC

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Usha Kasera Lecture Theatre

1st Floor, Law School

Old College, South Bridge

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The Edinburgh Europa Institute is pleased to invite you to its annual Mitchell Lecture:

“Litigating Brexit: the Courts and the Constitution”

Helen Mountfield, QC


Doors open from 17:00
Event begins at 17:30

Reception to follow at Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

The 2019 Mitchell Lecture will be delivered by Helen Mountfield QC.

Helen Mountfield is Principal of Mansfield College, University of Oxford. She is an experienced and award-winning barrister, with over 26 years of expertise in constitutional law, human rights and equality law, including particular experience of the higher education sector. She has appeared in many cases in the Supreme Court, European Court of Justice and European Court of Human Rights, and recently featured on the ‘First Hundred Years’ website, which celebrates the history of women in law. In 2015-2016, Helen appeared in the Supreme Court seven times, including for the winning parties in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU. Helen is a founder member of Matrix Chambers, an accredited mediator, a Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn, a Recorder, Deputy High Court Judge, and Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Guernsey and Jersey. Helen also plays an active role in public policy. She was Co-Chair, with Tom Watson MP, of the Independent Commission on the Future of Work in the Digital Economy; a member of the Royal Society of Arts’ Commission on Drugs Policy; and part of the Disability Rights Commission’s review of barriers to access to the professions. She is a Trustee of the Institute for the Future of Work, the Equal Rights Trust and the National Campaign for the Arts, and has been a school governor.

Background: The Mitchell Lecture is an annual European law lecture hosted by the Edinburgh Europa Institute and named after its founder, Professor JDB Mitchell.

EVENT TIMING

17:00 | Registration opens

17:30 | Mitchell Lecture

18:50 | Reception at The Dovecot Gallery, Infirmary Street (3 minute walk from Law School)

19:45 | Event closes

This event is free. Registration in advance is required. All are welcome.

Contact address for queries: europa@ed.ac.uk

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