Human Rights and Corporate Law: exclusive alumni event
Location: The Supreme Court, Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3BD
Date: Wednesday 9 October
Time: 6 - 9 pm
Join us for an exclusive panel discussion on Human Rights and Corporate Law at The Supreme Court in London this October. Hosted by Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Todd Landman, the panel will be chaired by the Rt. Hon. Sir Rabinder Singh, a Lord Justice of Appeal and Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham. Joining him on the panel is:
Professor Robert McCorquodale
Robert is Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Nottingham. He is also a barrister at Brick Court Chambers, London; Founder of Inclusive Law, a consultancy on business and human rights; and was previously Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law for 10 years. Robert teaches, publishes and advises on public international law, especially international human rights law, and business and human rights. His work has included capacity building, legislative proposals and training to governments, corporations, international organisations, law firms, groups and civil society around the world, alongside undertaking empirical and doctrinal research and conducting litigation.
Deirdre is Director of Paragon Law's Asylum and Human Rights team. Deirdre's technical ability as an immigration lawyer and her committed and insightful approach have led to invitations to attend high level conferences with national and international organisations including UNCHR. Deirdre has led numerous workshops on Human Rights and Asylum for groups such as the British Red Cross, Social Services and Amnesty International. She was an advisor on the University of Nottingham research project 'Rape narratives and credibility assessment (of female claimants) at the AIT', along with contributing to a wide range of other publications addressing legal aid, refugee children's rights and asylum practitioner wellbeing. Deirdre has been at the forefront of many notable cases which have changed the law in Refugee and Human Rights claims and which including LQ (Age; immutable characteristics) Afghanistan , HJ (Iran)  at the Supreme Court, and R (MA, BT, DA) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 1446.
Fiona is a very experienced litigator and has worked in both City law firms and in-house in the public sector, spending 11 years at the London Fire Brigade. Fiona is Chair of Trustees at the charity Human Rights at Sea and is also an NED on the ECB's Regulatory Committee. Fiona has very recently retired from full-time legal practice as Legal Director in the Dispute Resolution department at Mischon De Reya. Her experience spans a variety of case types from fraud, injunctions and contract disputes, to regulatory matters, judicial review and health and safety issues. In her role as Head of Law at the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, Fiona was involved in several sensitive and high profile cases, including the Marchioness and Ladbroke Grove Public Inquiries.
Following the panel session, there will be an opportunity to network with your fellow alumni over drinks and canapes. We hope to see you there.