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Health Law and Regulation Unit - 10 Year Anniversary Conference

12:00pm - 5:00pm / Wednesday 28th June 2023
Type: Conference / Category: Research
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10th Anniversary of HLRU: Celebratory Event

The Health Law and Regulation Unit (HLRU) was established 2013 in the School of Law at Liverpool following a long history of leading healthcare lawyers based in the School. This free to attend, in-person, conference celebrates this 10 year anniversary where we will reflect on the history and future of HLRU, as well as celebrating its links to other healthcare law centres and academics. The event closes with a roundtable discussion of surrogacy which is a key research theme within HLRU, and subject to timely debate with the recent publication of the Law Commission’s proposals for reform. The programme for the event is below.

12-1 Lunch

1-1:05 Welcome

Danielle Griffiths

1:05 -2:00 HLRU Past, Present and Future

Amel Alghrani, John Fanning, Amber Pugh, Paula Case, Marie Fox, Craig Purshouse, Ed Horowitz

2:00-3:00 ‘Damages in Wrongful Conception and Birth: Getting the Measure Right’

Imogen Goold
Craig Purshouse (Respondent)
Amel Alghrani (Chair)

3 -3:30 Coffee

3:30-4:45 Surrogacy Law Roundtable

Amel Alghrani, Danielle Griffiths, Marianna Iliadou, Zaina Mahmoud Sasha Waxman,

Craig Purshouse (Chair)

5pm Drinks Reception

The conference will be followed at 5pm with a public lecture by Professor Sally Sheldon on ‘The Abortion Act 1967: A Biography of a UK Law’, and will focus on the Abortion Act and how it has acquired meaning over the last fifty years. The book examines the complex and shifting legal and cultural meanings of this piece of legislation as it is interpreted and takes effect in practice. Registration for the public lecture is via a separate link. Register for the event here.
Any questions can be directed to the Unit’s Director Dr Danielle Griffiths (Danielle.griffiths@liverpool.ac.uk) So far, both events will be in person only and held in the School of Law and Social Justice Building at the University of Liverpool.