School of Law

Dr Peter Whelan presented his research at the Northern Chancery Bar Association

30 September 2015 | Alex Greenwood

Dr Peter Whelan, an Associate Professor at the School of Law, presented his recent Modern Law Review article alongside two pre-eminent speakers, a judge and a Queen’s Counsel.

On 29 September 2015 at the Leeds Club, Dr Peter Whelan presented a paper at an event organised by the Northern Chancery Bar Association. Two other speakers presented papers at this event: HHJ Mark Raeside QC (a Specialist Senior Circuit Judge) and Mark Cawson QC (a barrister at Exchange Chambers and current Chairman of the Northern Chancery Bar Association).

Dr Whelan presented a paper entitled ‘Section 47 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013: A Flawed Reform of the UK Cartel Offence’. Specifically, Dr Whelan’s presentation examined in detail the recent legislative reforms of the UK’s criminal Cartel Offence and argued that, although considerable improvement has been made, the UK authorities currently have at their disposal a criminal offence that is fundamentally flawed and unworkable in practice. Dr Whelan’s paper has just been published in the Modern Law Review.

The Northern Chancery Bar Association was formed in July 1987. The objects of the Association are to promote the administration of justice and the interests of professional practice in the field of Chancery law in the North of England. Members of the Association are members of the Bar practising in the North of England principally in the field of Chancery law. Its members practise principally (but not exclusively) from the four main commercial centres in the North of England: Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle. Membership is currently running at 115 members in 13 sets of chambers.

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