Lord Justice Clerk’s speech at the CALRAs Biennial Conference

The Lord Justice Clerk's keynote address, entitled “To ‘mend the lawes, that neids mendement’: A Scottish perspective on lawyers as law reformers,” which was delivered to the Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies (CALRAs) Biennial Conference on Law Reform in a Fast Changing World at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 11 April 2015.

In his address, the Lord Justice Clerk examines the diverse roles and responsibilities of lawyers within the system of law reform prevailing in Scotland today. Particular attention is given to the position of the Scottish Law Commission, in its 50th anniversary year, in the context of participation by the wider body of legal practitioners, academics, and the judiciary. Lord Carloway also reflects on the mechanisms for effective delivery of law reform in the modern technological era. Click here to read the full speech.


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