Specialist insurance law firm Sparke Helmore has announced its sponsorship of the 2019 Annual Jack Richardson Oration, which celebrates the lifetime of achievement in public and constitutional law of the Commonwealth's first ombudsman, the late Jack Richardson.
The event, “Illegitimately re-writing the music,” will be hosted by the ACC Australia in conjunction with the ACT Law Society on Sept. 09 at the Hotel Realm in Canberra during a luncheon.
Virginia Bell, justice of the High Court, will speak on Richardson’s reflections on the work of the High Court in constitutional interpretation, in the context of his early work as secretary to the constitution review committee (set up by the Menzies government in 1956). It will compare his analysis with those who charge the court with usurping the function of the electorate through the process of interpretation.
Seats are limited and registrations will close on Sept. 05.