United Kingdom Association

of

Jewish Lawyers & Jurists

On the 22nd July we were honoured to welcome Professor Katznelson, Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University, as our guest speaker. He took us on a wonderfully erudite journey from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century expounding on the introduction, and sometimes revocation, of laws relating to Jews and their religious practices in the United Kingdom, and to a lesser degree, in the USA.

The talk was followed by a lively discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our talk on the 8th of April 2019 “Nazi Looted Art: The Difficulties and Realities of Restitution”

                              From left to right:

Warren Gordon (CMS), Anne Webber (Looted Art),

Tony Baumgartner (HHJ), Jakki Levene (Hon Secretary: UKALJ), Sir Michael Burton (Chairman UKALJ) 

 

On 8th April we were privileged to have two distinguished guest speakers, Anne Webber, founder and co-chair of The Commission for Looted Art in Europe, and His Honour Judge Tony Baumgartner, a member of the Spoliation Advisory Panel.

 

Anne Webber gave a sometimes troubling account of the attitudes of European Governments and museums in deciding whether to return art treasures to their rightful owners, whilst HHJ Baumgartner told us of the work of the Panel, and the difficulties in deciding who are the rightful owners of art works.

 

Both speakers gave us an insight into their valuable work, and we are most grateful to them.

 

The meeting was hosted by CMS and followed by a reception.

Our talk on Monday 5th November 2018

'Religion and the Workplace'

Lady Justice Simler DBE and Mr Tariq Sadiq

From left to right;

Sir Michael Burton (Chairman of the UKAJLJ), Lady Jusice Simler DBE, Mr Tariq Sadiq and Warrant Gordon

On Monday 5th November 2018, together with the Association of Muslim lawyers, we held a talk on ‘Religion in the Workplace’. We were privileged to have as our guest speakers Dame Ingrid Simler, President of the EAT and recently appointed as a Lady Justice of the Court of Appeal, and Tariq Sadiq, the distinguished barrister who specialises in discrimination law. They gave us a valuable insight into the complex problems relating to religious observance in the working environment, and the difficulties facing courts in achieving an appropriate balance of individual rights.

The meeting was kindly hosted by CMS and was well attended by members of both the UKAJLJ and the AML.

 Lindsay Simmonds chaired a discussion with Rabbi Sheridan and Rabba Smith on

'The Future Role of Female Rabbis'




 

Dame Cressida Dick Talk on 11th of September 2019

From left to right; Florette Hyman, Cressida Dick, Sir Michael Burton GBE, QC (chairman UKAJLJ). 

We were thrilled to have Dame Cressida Dick talk to us, especially on such an auspicious day. It was an extremely insightful and thought provoking evening into the Metropolitan Police approach to hate crime, knife attacks and cybercrime, amongst other things.

The evening was well attended and Dame Cressida Dick took many Q and A's from the audience.

We thank our Committee Member, Florette Hyman for her help in the evening coming to fruition. We also thank Taylor Wessing for hosting.

Please follow this link to view the article in the Jewish News about the event:  https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/after-receiving-

Booking now open for our next talk on 20th November. The UKAJLJ together with the Association of Muslim Lawyers present Sarah Anticoni and Zimran Samuel QC who will be talking about 'Religious Education and the Attitude of Courts in Disputes'  email ukajlj@jewishlawyers.co.uk for more information

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