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Proroguing Parliament Event (Politics and the Courts Politeia’s Legal Series 2021)

Shortly after Boris Johnson became prime minister in 2019, the Supreme Court intervened dramatically to rule, in September, against his exercising the prerogative power of proroguing parliament. For many, the decision remains puzzling.

On Thursday, 29th July 2021 (6.30pm –7.30pm) Politeia’s legal series with BPP will consider the questions and implications of the 2019 judgement in its first in person event for over a year, Proroguing Parliament – Politics and the Courts.

Speakers will include:

Alexandra Agnew, Mishcon de Reya
Rhodri Thompson QC, Matrix Chambers
Martin Howe QC, 8 New Square and Chairman of Lawyers for Britain
Sir Christopher Chope MP, House of Commons Procedure Committee member
Dr Sheila Lawlor, Research Director, Politeia

The event will be chaired by Edite Ligere, Director of Politeia

The event will take place on Thursday, 29th July, 6.30pm-7.30pm at the Army and Navy Club, 36-39 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5JN.

If you would like to attend, please email programme@politeia.co.uk with your name, position, organisation and phone number. If you would like to bring a guest, please let us have the name and contact details. The Club’s dress code is jacket and tie; no jeans or trainers.

Please note: arrangements may change at short notice due to Covid restrictions.