UCL Faculty of Laws


2015 Bentham Association Presidential address and dinner

11 March 2015, 6:15 pm–10:30 pm

Charles Falconer

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UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Central Campus, Bloomsbury, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Professor Dame Hazel Genn DBE QC, Dean of the UCL Faculty of Laws, is delighted to announce that the 2015 Bentham Association Presidential Address and Dinner will be delivered by:

The Rt Hon The Lord Falconer of Thoroton PC, QC, former Lord Chancellor
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The evening includes a cocktail reception, the Presidential Address, and dinner. It is a non-profit making event, and is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and have some fun. Please be sure to tell us who you would like to sit with at dinner and we will do our best to incorporate that into the table plan.

We would love to see as many of you there as possible however there are a limited number of places so please do book your places soon.

If you would prefer to book your place offline then please use the offline booking form which is downloadable from:

Any queries please email lisa.penfold@ucl.ac.uk or phone 020 7679 1514

About The Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton PC QC

A passionate advocate of the arts, Lord Falconer is probably best known as a barrister, politician and former Lord Chancellor.

He was appointed Criminal Justice Minister by former Prime Minister The Rt Hon Tony Blair, before becoming Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor in 2003. Four years later, he became the first Secretary of State for Justice, bringing together courts, prisons and justice policy for the first time.

Lord Falconer is currently senior council for a US law firm where he specialises in complex commercial litigation, international arbitration and investigations. The Times ranked him in the top 100 most influential lawyers in the UK in 2012.

He is the Chair of the Globe Theatre, Amicus Horizon Housing Association, and the Sage Arts Centre, Gateshead. He Chaired the Commission on Assisted Dying, and is a Labour member of the House of Lords.