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Lord Burrows Lecture – save the date!

UK Supreme Court Justice Lord Burrows will deliver a keynote lecture as part of the University of Liverpool’s School of Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) anniversary celebrations. The School is celebrating 130 years of Law at the University of Liverpool.

Title of Lecture: ‘Precedent and Overruling in the UK Supreme Court’

Speaker: Lord Burrows – Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Date: Monday 18th March 2024

Time: 5.30 – 6.30pm (followed by drinks a reception in the Victoria Gallery & Museum atrium)

Venue: Leggate Lecture Theatre, Victoria Gallery & Museum, University of Liverpool



Justice of the Supreme Court, The Right Hon Lord Burrows

Andrew Stephen Burrows became a Justice of the Supreme Court in June 2020.

He was educated at Prescot Grammar School, Knowsley, Merseyside and Brasenose College, Oxford. He has been a barrister at Fountain Court Chambers since 1989.

He was appointed QC (hon) in 2003 and is an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple. He has been sitting as a part-time judge for over 20 years, first as a Recorder and then as a Deputy High Court Judge.

He was a Law Commissioner for England and Wales (1994-1999) and the President of the Society of Legal Scholars (2015-16). He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2007 and has written many books and articles especially on contract, tort, unjust enrichment, and statute law.

He was formerly Professor of the Law of England at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College.