Secrecy in justice

20th November 2013

News, Alumni news

Wadham Warden, Ken Macdonald QC, is to give the highly prestigious 37th F.A. Mann Lecture, chaired by the Lord Chief Justice.

The lecture will take place at Lincoln's Inn in London on Wednesday 27 November. Lord Macdonald will present: 'Secrecy in justice - and its impact on the oversight of the security agencies.'

The esteemed F.A. Mann lecture, which is attended by senior members of the judiciary, is organised by City law firm Herbert Smith under the auspices of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

Previous speakers have included Lord Steyn, Baroness Hale, Lord Hoffman, Lord Hope, Professor Sir Roy Goode QC and Lord Pannick QC.

Ken Macdonald QC, a member of Matrix Chambers, was Director of Public Prosecutions from 2003-2008 and was the first leading defence lawyer to be appointed to the post. As DPP he acquired a reputation for combining outstanding success in prosecuting serious crime with an outspoken attachment to due process, fair trials and defendants' rights. Ken became Warden of Wadham College in September 2012.