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Tuesday 7th
14.00 - 15.30
Corporate & Commercial

Speakers

The Hon Mr Justice Robin Knowles CBE
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A6 : Corporate Social Responsibility: an oxymoron? Philanthropy versus commercial reality?

There has always been a strong pro bono ethic in common law systems, which has been taken advantage of by governments who fail properly to fund litigation. To what extent is the legal profession’s pro bono ethic and the current regimes of Corporate Social Responsibility altruistic? To what extent are they client driven? Can such regimes be client driven and unselfish? In the UK, the Investors in People (IIP) Standard is a recognised framework designed to help firms improve their performance and realise their objectives through effective management, support and development of their organisation and their people but it is voluntary. To what extent should this be enforced with regulatory authorities requiring law firms to have a CSR strategy. What impact does pro bono have on the not-for-profit sector, which is so often in the vanguard of law reform.

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B6 : Freedom of expression and the right to peaceful assembly in political protests
C6 : In-court advocacy after COVID-19: do we need it at all?
D6 : Indigenous land rights: how can they be asserted and protected?
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