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Allen & OveryThe Cambridge Allen & Overy Annual Law Lecture is an annual address delivered by a guest of the Cambridge Private Law Centre, and the event is sponsored by Allen & Overy.

2017: 'The evolution of vicarious liability' - Professor Simon Deakin

The sixth Cambridge Allen & Overy Annual Law Lecture was be delivered by Professor Simon Deakin on Wednesday 8th November 2017.

Transcript

A transcript of the lecture and the slide presentation are available to download.

Video

 

Additional video formats are available to download from the University Streaming Media service.

Audio

Additional audio formats are available to download from the University Streaming Media service.

A gallery of photographs is available from the event.

2016: 'What Have Ships Ever Done for You? The Impact of Maritime Law' - The Honourable Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma GBM QC SC

The fifth Cambridge Allen & Overy Annual Law Lecture was delivered by The Honourable Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma GBM QC SC on Wednesday 16 November 2016.

Transcript

A transcript of the lecture is available to download.

Video

 

Additional video formats are available to download from the University Streaming Media service.

Audio

Additional audio formats are available to download from the University Streaming Media service.

A gallery of photographs is available from the event.

2015: 'Public Policy, Illegality and Contracts' - Lord Tony Grabiner QC

The fourth Cambridge Allen & Overy Annual Law Lecture was delivered by Lord (Tony) Grabiner QC on Tuesday 24 November 2015.

Transcript

A transcript of the lecture is available to download.

Video

 

Additional video formats are available to download from the University Streaming Media service.

Audio

Additional audio formats are available to download from the University Streaming Media service.

A gallery of photographs is available from the event.

2014: 'The Trouble with Executives' - Mr Graham Vinter

The third Cambridge Allen & Overy Annual Law Lecture entitled "The Trouble with Executives" was delivered by Mr Graham Vinter, General Counsel, BG Group plc (and ex-partner of Allen & Overy) on 5 November 2014.

Transcript

A transcript of the lecture is available to download.

Video

 

Additional video formats are available to download from the University Streaming Media service.

Audio

Additional audio formats are available to download from the University Streaming Media service.

A gallery of photographs is available from the event.

2013: 'Derivative Delights and Oligarch Feuds – What Contribution is English Law Making to Our Post–Modern Financial World?' - Dame Elizabeth Gloster DBE

The second Cambridge Allen & Overy Annual Law Lecture entitled "Derivative Delights and Oligarch Feuds – What Contribution is English Law Making to Our Post–Modern Financial World?" was delivered by Dame Elizabeth Gloster, DBE on 27 November 2013.

Video

 

Additional video formats are available to download from the University Streaming Media service.

Audio

Additional audio formats are available to download from the University Streaming Media service.

2012: Debate: A Fiduciary Who Receives a Bribe Holds it On Trust For His Principal?

On the evening of 21 May, the Cambridge Private Law research centre was launched with a lively and engaging debate between Lord Millett and Richard Millett Q.C. entitled "A fiduciary who receives a bribe holds it on trust for his principal".

The debate was prompted by the decision of the Court of Appeal in Sinclair Investments v Versailles Trade Finance, which examined the divergent approaches in Lister v Stubbs (CA) and AG (Hong Kong) v Reid (PC), and resolved the conflict in favour of the former approach. The issue reappeared in the High Court in Cadogan [2011] EWHC 2286 (Ch), with Richard Millett QC arguing the 'Lister v Stubbs' line - successfully, of course, given Sinclair. Lord Millett, by contrast, wrote the key article which underpinned the analysis in AG v Reid.

The debate was followed by a reception in the Law Faculty, generously sponsored by Oxford University Press, with the formal launch of the Cambridge Private Law Centre by Lord Millett and the launch of Professor Graham Virgo's new book, The Principles of Equity and Trusts.

A gallery of photographs is available from the event.

Lord Millett's expanded and edited text was published at [2012] CLJ 583-614 entitled 'Bribes and Secret Commissions Again'.