United Kingdom Association
Jewish Lawyers & Jurists
From left to right; Jakki, Levene (Secretary UKAJLJ), Sir Michael Burton (Chairman UKAJLJ), Sir Terence Etherton MR, Riaz Hussain QC (Techbar).
On Monday 13th January 2020 the United Kingdom Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists (UKAJLJ) in conjunction with the TECBAR and COMBAR Equality and Diversity Committees were delighted to host this talk by Sir Terence Etherton MR.
Sir Terence gave a fascinating and humorous account of the development of the role of the Master of the Rolls, the previous Jewish holders of the office, and his own very personal, and impressive story of his rise through the ranks of the judiciary as an openly gay married man.
The meeting was very well attended and followed by a drinks reception which was generously supported by Gray’s Inn.
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'