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Seizing the mantle

This week I attended the launch of the Global Law Summit, set to take place in London in February 2015.

28 November 2014

In the heart of old London, the assembled lords, ladies, judges, QCs and illuminati of the legal world (and a few lawyers masquerading as journalists - nope, just me) were welcomed by a friend of Solicitors Journal, Dominic Grieve.

The former attorney general is very much the reluctant 'face' of the summit, taking it in good humour as "a nice consolation prize when I left government". Grieve adds much more than that and I have no doubt the three-day event will be better off for his involvement.

It is also 'endorsed' by the prime minister - although no one is really sure what that means. Nonetheless, the launch was addressed by the Lord Chancellor, who valiantly singled himself out as one of the few non-lawyers in attendance (to a chorus of grumbles). He went on to describe how he has already been on a global publicity tour, supporting t...

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