Keynote Speakers announced for Legal Conference in Jamaica

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For immediate release
7 August 2018
Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Honourable Mr. Justice Winston Anderson, Chairman of
the CCJ Academy for Law, and the Honourable Mr. Justice Dennis Morrison, President
of the Court of Appeal of Jamaica, who are jointly chairing the upcoming 5th Biennial
Conference, have announced that the Right Honourable Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior
President of Tribunals in the United Kingdom, and the Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian
Saunders, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will both give keynote
addresses at the conference. The conference will be held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel
in Kingston, Jamaica from 13 – 15 December 2018 and is being jointly staged with the
General Legal Council of Jamaica.
Sir Ernest Ryder is the Senior President of Tribunals in the United Kingdom and is a
Lord Justice of Appeal in England and Wales. He is also the senior judicial member of
the Board of Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service and the Judicial Reform Board
for England and Wales. He is the Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Bolton, an
honorary Professor of Law, a Visiting Fellow of Nuffield College, University of Oxford, a
Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester and a Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation. His
keynote address will take place on Thursday, 13 December 2018.
The new CCJ President will be a part of a keynote panel on Friday, 14 December 2018.
Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice, is a native of
St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University
of the West Indies (Cave Hill) and a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding
Law School in Trinidad & Tobago in 1977. Mr. Justice Saunders was among the first
cohort of judges to join the CCJ bench in 2005, before becoming Court President on 4
July 2018.

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The 5th Biennial Conference has three main areas of focus: The Law as a Facilitator of
Business and Development, Legal issues pertaining to Intellectual Property and
Facilitating Access to Justice. The event will bring together approximately 300 luminaries
from around the region, and further afield, including the judiciary, legal profession,
government officials, law enforcement professionals, creative industry practitioners,
regulators, banking, and other private sector interests.
Registration for the conference is now open and covers access to 5 plenary and 24
concurrent sessions, course materials, lunch, coffee breaks and networking receptions.
Persons interested in the conference can register online, by email to
contact@ccjacademy.org, in-person at the offices of the General Legal Council of
Jamaica and at the CCJ Academy for Law in Trinidad and Tobago, and on-site at the
Conference. Information about the conference, include online registration, is available at
www.ccjacademy.org