Shepherd and Wedderburn to speak at the “Davos of where law meets business”

Shepherd and Wedderburn will be speaking at this month’s Global Law Summit in London, dubbed by former attorney general, Dominic Grieve QC MP, as the “Davos of where law meets business”.

John MacKenzie, solicitor advocate and head of the firm’s commercial dispute resolution division(pictured), will join a pre-eminent speaker lineup which includes Aung San Suu Kyi, secretary general of the OECD Angel Gurria, and ministers of justice from around the world – amongst many others.

Held in the 800th year since the sealing of Magna Carta, the three-day summit is intended to champion the rule of law as the foundation of the best commercial environment for business growth and for fair societal development, grounding the legacy and values of Magna Carta in the increasingly globalised economy of today.

At the summit, attended by 2,000 global legal leaders, Mr MacKenzie will speak on the role of technology in effective access to justice and how it can be best deployed for the benefit of business and consumers alike.

In a session chaired by Lorna Jack, chief executive of the Law Society of Scotland, Mr MacKenzie will be joined by Sir John Chadwick, the deputy chief justice of the Dubai International Financial Centre Court,President of the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands, and a former Court of Appeal judge in England; Clare Wardle, among others.

Speaking ahead of the summit, Mr MacKenzie said: “Digitalisation and technology in general present a wealth of opportunity to ensure the justice process works more effectively.

“This summit is based on principles of the rule of law and its central role in driving growth and as the foundation of a prosperous society.

“Utilising new technology there is scope to ensure business, consumers and all of society can better access justice for the greater mutual benefit.”

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