The date of the memorial service for Sir Brian Neill has been announced and the family of Sir Henry Brooke have expressed a preference for the way in which they would like him to be remembered.
Sadly, two former presidents of SCL, Sir Brian Neill and Sir Henry Brooke, have died in the last few months and we suspect that many SCL members will wish to find a way to pay their respects.
A memorial service for Sir Brian Neill will be held at the Temple Church on Thursday 19 April at 5.30 pm. The current SCL President, Professor Richard Susskind OBE, is honoured to have been asked by Sir Brian’s family to do a reading at the service.
We understand that Sir Henry’s family have taken the view that Sir Henry would like people to remember him by supporting Public Law Project, the charity of which he was patron for over 10 years. Their mission is to improve public decision-making and facilitate access to justice, working through a combination of research and policy work, training and conferences, providing second-tier support and legal casework including public interest litigation. Sir Henry said of PLP ‘If the Public Law Project did not exist, someone would have to invent it quickly’. You can donate here.