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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Sir Henry Brooke Lecture, Thursday 12 October 2023 at 18:00 (BST)
The Trustees of BAILII are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the Sir Henry Brooke Lecture 2023, which will be a hybrid event. This year's lecture is entitled 'Access to Justice: Rethinking the Framework' and will be given by Sir Ross Cranston KC. The Trustees are very grateful to Allen & Overy LLP for hosting in-person attendees at their London offices (One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD)

BAILII is now on Mastodon (ActivityPub)
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BAILII and The National Archives
BAILII continues to assist The National Archives in developing their new service for judgments from England and Wales. Alongside other charitable endeavours, BAILII will continue to provide free access to a wide range of legal materials, including judgments from England and Wales as well as other jurisdictions - Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and European courts, and the Commonwealth.

Dubai International Financial Centre judgments on BAILII
BAILII has added the judgments of the Dubai International Financial Centre courts from 2009 onwards. Judgments from the Qatar International Court and the Abu Dhabi Global Market courts already appear on BAILII.

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