Obiter loves a good shindig, especially when it is being held to celebrate an important milestone. However, we slightly balked at the £60 entrance fee to hear judges reflect on their careers in discussion with academics as part of the launch event for an open lecture series celebrating 100 years of women in the law.
Granted, the judges are rather prominent – among those taking part are Lady Hale, the first woman president of the Supreme Court, Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, the first woman on the Court of Appeal, and Justice Teresa Doherty CBE, former presiding judge of the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
The event, at the Supreme Court on 21 March, will last for around 90 minutes, ‘ending sociably with wine and canapes’. At £60 a ticket, Obiter is hoping for a large glass of vintage champers rather than prosecco. If only we were a student or trainee lawyer: they need pay only £25 – though that would still buy a lot of vegan sausage rolls from the well-known bakery chain in the Underground station the other end of Parliament Square.