The Law School hosted the first of this year’s Hamlyn Lectures by Robin Allen QC Co-Head of Cloisters Chambers, Bencher of Middle Temple, Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee of the Bar Council of England and Wales on the 23rd October in the Moot Court room.
Introducing the lecture, Professor John Morison, who is a trustee of the Hamlyn Trust, founded in 1949, said "The Hamlyn Lecture series is preeminent in the common law world. Hamlyn has been an irregular visitor to QUB but always a very welcome one and we are very conscious of it being a special occasion for the Law School and the wider legal community."
For this year’s lecture series Robin Allen discusses three aspects of this problem of comparison at the heart of equality law under the title: "Why does Equality seem so difficult? Three Problems in Comparison”. The Belfast lecture, chaired by Dr Evelyn Collins, CEO of the Equality Commission NI, was titled “The newest problem: Making a fair comparison across all ages” and the subsequent lectures in Edinburgh and London will discuss rights around equal work and rights in conflict.
The Lectures will be published next year by Cambridge University Press as the 70th in the Hamlyn Series.