Society of Legal Scholars

Hamlyn Lecture 1: The newest problem: Making a fair comparison across all ages

  • Tuesday 23rd October 2018
  • Moot Court Room, School of Law, Main Tower Building, Queen’s University Belfast

This will be the first lecture (17.30-19.30) in the 2018 Hamlyn Lecture Series Why does Equality seem so difficult? Three Problems in Comparison, to be delivered by Robin Allen QC Co-Head of Cloisters Chambers, Bencher of Middle Temple, Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee of the Bar Council of England and Wales.

Aristotle said that equal treatment required like situations to be treated alike, and unlike situations differently. Ever since, jurists, politicians and the public have argued over when situations are, and are not, alike.  In the 2018 Hamlyn Lectures Robin Allen QC discusses three aspects of this problem of comparison at the heart of equality law.


  • Evelyn Collins CBE, CEO of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

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