Cloisters sponsors the Association of University Legal Practitioners’ Conference 2016 on 11 -12 April 2016


Cloisters is proud to co-sponsor this year’s annual conference of the Association of University Legal Practitioners (AULP) held at  Cambridge University on 11-12 April 2016.

This two-day event promises to be a controversial one. Declan O’Dempsey will speak on how the implications of Prevent Duty placed on higher education bodies under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 will impact universities.  The duty requires universities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.  However universities are also bound to promote free speech.  Declan will consider the difficult administrative law challenges the universities face in trying to reconcile these sometimes contradictory requirements.

Aulp conferences, attended by lawyers from universities throughout the UK, is an increasingly significant event for university in-house legal teams.

Declan’s paper on the risks, rights and problems created by Prevent Duty will be published soon.