The Global Law Summit (GLS) is a one-off three-day event being held in celebration of the 800th year since the sealing of Magna Carta. Taking place in London from 23rd to 25th February 2015, the summit will champion the Rule of Law as the foundation of the best commercial environment for business growth and for fair societal development, grounding the legacy and values of Magna Carta in the increasingly globalised economy of today.
The Summit was launched by Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, the Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling MP. It is founded by The City of London; The Law Society of England and Wales; The City of London Law Society; The Bar Council; The British Council; UK Trade & Investment; International Bar Association; The City UK; and the Ministry of Justice.
Endorsed by Prime Minister David Cameron, GLS will bring together over 2,000 leaders in law, business, government and academia from around the world and has been christened the “Davos of where law meets business” by former Attorney General, the Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP.
Centred on a mix of plenary, keynote, panel and workshop sessions, the Summit will address four key themes:
1. Driving economic growth through the Rule of Law
2. Law at the heart of 21st century business
3. Magna Carta principles and modern world solutions
4. Law as the foundation of a strong and prosperous society
There is an incredible line of up speakers taking part in the three days, including: Boris Johnson, Cherie Blair QC, Lionel Barber, Trevor Manuel, Sir Roger Carr, The Rt. Hon. Justine Greening MP, Professor Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC, Sir Michael Rake, Professor Richard Susskind OBE, Graham Vinter. In addition, Aung San Suu Kyi will be addressing the Summit via video.
The Summit is also a great opportunity for networking with a chance for delegates to meet with first-class peers at receptions taking place over the course of the three days at the Royal Courts of Justice, Temple Church, the Inns of Court, and at the Guildhall Art Gallery (which will include a viewing of the 1297 version of Magna Carta) respectively.
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