W. G. Hart Legal Workshop: 1986

Criminal Law and Justice

The annual Legal Workshop organized by the Institute and once again subsidised from the W G Hart Bequest, was held at the Institute from Tuesday 1st July to Friday 4th July 1986. The subject was: Criminal Law and Justice.

The Workshop was attended by 50 persons including law teachers from universities and polytechnics and members of staff from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Home Office and the Criminal Appeal Office of the Royal Courts of Justice. A third of the participants stayed in Connaught Hall.

W. G. Hart Legal Workshop 1986 - Programme of speakers and papers (pdf)

Published Proceedings:

Criminal law and justice : essays from the W.G. Hart workshop 1986 / edited by Ian H. Dennis.
London : Sweet & Maxwell, 1986.
IALS classmark: SJ150 DEN

Academic Directors:

  • Mr Ian Dennis (Reader in English Law, University College, London)
Workshop Main Speakers:
Mr Justice Beldam (Chairman of the Law Commission)
Prospects for Codification
R.J. Buxton QC
The Codification of Action and Inaction
Dr Kenneth Campbell (King's College, London)
Offence and Defence
Antony Duff (University of Stirling)
Codifying Criminal Fault: Conceptual Problems and Presuppositions
Professor Denis Galligan (University of Southampton)
Regulating Pre-Trial Decisions
Stephen Guest (University College London)
Law, Fact and the Jury
Heather Keating (Kingston Polytechnic)
Fatal and Non-Fatal Offences against the Person under the Draft Criminal Code
Nicola Lacey (New College, Oxford)
Discretion and Due Process at the Post-Conviction Stage
Professor Leonard Leigh (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Approaches to Codification: Observations on the Law Commission's Draft Criminal Code
Ronald Mackay (Leicester Polytechnic)
Craziness and Codifications - Revising the Automatism and Insanity Defences
David Nelken (University College London)
Synthesizing Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
Andrew Sanders (University of Birmingham)
Constructing the Case for the Prosecution
Professor A.T.H. Smith (University of Reading)
Law Reform and the Courts
Martin Wazik (University of Manchester)
Towards Sentencing Guidelines in England
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