W. G. Hart Legal Workshop: 2007

Access to Justice

The 34th annual W G Hart Legal Workshop ran from 26th to 28th June 2007 and covered the theme Access to Justice. The event attracted a global audience of some 75 delegates and featured lectures from 49 contributors. There was considerable representation from Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as well as some judges from Australia, a group of Chinese Judges sent by the Great Britain China Centre and a group of Indian Judges on the first day.

Academic Directors:

  • Professor Avrom Sherr (Director, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies)
  • Professor Michael Zander (Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics)

W. G. Hart Legal Workshop 2007 - Programme of speakers and papers (pdf)
W. G. Hart Legal Workshop 2007 - Abstracts (pdf)

Workshop Speakers:
The Rt Hon Lord Woolf of Barnes
“Access to Justice a Decade Later”
Ann Abraham, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
“The PHSO and ‘Paths To Justice’: A Just Alternative or Just an Alternative?”
Varda Bondy, Public Law Project, (with Maurice Sunkin, University of Essex)
“The Permission Stage of the Judicial Review Procedure and Access to the Administrative Court”
Varda Bondy, Public Law Project, (with Margaret Doyle and Val Reid, Advice
Services Alliance)
“Mediation and Judicial Review: Introducing an action research study”
Dr Iris Boussiakou, University of Leicester
“Access of Individuals to the European Court of Human Rights: Protocol No. 14 Amendments”
Professor Lee Bridges, University of Warwick
“Access to Criminal Justice - The Role of Public Defenders in Different Jurisdictional Contexts”
Professor Edward Cape, University of the West of England
“Suspects in Europe: Towards a Real Commitment to Minimum Standards?”
Dr David Capper, Queen’s University Belfast
“Litigation Funding – Problems of Maintenance, Champerty and Third Party Costs Orders”
Professor David Cowan, University of Bristol
“Proportionate Dispute Resolution: The Law Commission’s Housing Project”
Liz Curran, La Trobe University, Australia (with Mary Anne Noone, La Trobe University, Australia)
“Access to Justice and Human Rights”
Margaret Doyle (with Val Reid, Advice Services Alliance)
“Small claims mediation – does it do what it says on the tin?”
Margaret Doyle (with Val Reid, Advice Services Alliance and Varda Bondy, Public Law Project)
“Mediation and Judicial Review: Introducing an action research study”
Professor Kim Economides, University of Exeter
“Citizens’ or Lawyers’ Access to Justice?”
Dr Don Fleming, University of Canberra, Australia
“Legal Aid and Human Rights”
Arunabha Ganguli, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India (with  Amot George, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India​)
“Lok Adalats: The Indian Experience in Ensuring Access to Justice through State Sponsored Mechanisms of Alternate Dispute Resolution”
Professor Dame Hazel Genn, University College London
“ADR: What’s Justice Got To Do With It?”
Amot George, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India (with Arunabha Ganguli, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India)
“Lok Adalats: The Indian Experience in Ensuring Access to Justice through State Sponsored Mechanisms of Alternate Dispute Resolution”
Grainne Gilmore, National University of Ireland, Galway
“Do NGOs give trees standing? The Aarhus Convention and Access to Justice in environmental matters”
Dr Claire Grant, Birkbeck College, University of London
“Equality before the Law”
Adam Griffith, Advice Services Alliance
“Fixed fees, equality and diversity”
Colleen Hanycz, Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada
“More Access to Less Justice: The Expanding Role of Efficiency in Canadian Civil Justice Reform”
Dr Christopher Hodges, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford
“Regulation or Compensation: The Rationales and Challenges of Collective Redress
Mechanisms in Europe”
Stephen Homewood, Middlesex University
“Access to Environmental Justice; Developments in Public Interest Funding”
Joe Jacob, London School of Economics
“The Human Rights Dimension – Open Justice”
Dr. Matthias Kilian, University Of Cologne, Germany
“The first thing we do – let’s praise all the lawyers: Germans, access to justice and the legal profession”
Jeff King, Keble College, Oxford
“Accountability: The Value of Courts in Light of the Alternatives”
Professor Herbert Kritzer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
"To Lawyer or Not To Lawyer: Is That the Question?"
Gail Kuppan, University of Wolverhampton
“Improving Access To Justice In South Africa”
Kenneth Mackinnon, University of Waikato, New Zealand
“Access to Babel? The marginalisation of claimants in tribunal fact-finding”
Professor A F M Maniruzzaman, University of Portsmouth
Alternative Dispute Resolution in International Business
Professor Richard Moorhead, Cardiff University
“Uncontested Professionalism: Phoney Turf Wars and the Myth of Holism”
Mary Anne Noone, La Trobe University, Australia (with Liz Curran, La Trobe University, Australia)
“Access to Justice and Human Rights”
Dr Gbenga Oduntan, University of Kent
“Access to Justice in International Courts by Indigent States and Peoples”
Professor Michael Palmer, School of Oriental and African Studies
"Lost and Found: Mediation and Case Management in Administrative Suits in the People's Republic of China"
Professor Alan Paterson, University of Strathclyde
"So are Legal Aid lawyers any good anyway?"
Dr Sue Prince, University of Exeter
“Incorporating ADR into traditional civil court processes: Should mediation be mandatory?”
Professor Pascoe Pleasence, University College London and Head of the Legal
Services Research Centre
“5 Short Stories on Access”
Dr Jona Razzaque, University of the West of England
“Environmental litigation in South Asia: Linking development and human rights issues”
Val Reid, Advice Services Alliance (with Margaret Doyle)
“Small claims mediation – does it do what it says on the tin?”
Val Reid, Advice Services Alliance (with Margaret Doyle, Advice Services Alliance and Varda Bondy, Public Law Project)
“Mediation and Judicial Review: Introducing an action research study”
Professor Judith Resnik, Yale Law School, USA
“Whither and Whether Adjudication”
Professor Linda Silberman, New York University School of Law
“Forum Access Rules: A Comparative Perspective”
Roger Smith, Director, Justice
“Human rights and access to justice”
Professor Hilary Sommerlad, Leeds Metropolitan University
“Reflections on the reconfiguration of Access to Justice”
Professor David Sugarman, University of Lancaster
“Unfinished Justice: Pinochet’s Escape From Judgement, 2000-2006”
Maurice Sunkin, University of Essex (with Varda Bondy, Public Law Project)
“The Permission Stage of the Judicial Review Procedure and Access to the Administrative Court”
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