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Read Sir Paul Jenkin's Annual Grotius Dinner 2015 Speech

On 26 March 2015, BIICL welcomed Sir Paul Jenkins KCB QC as the speaker for the Annual Grotius Dinner. We would like to thank Sir Paul for delivering a highly enjoyable after-dinner talk.

If you would like to hear an amusing comment on Magna Carta today, click the link below to read the full speech.

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Sir Paul was the United Kingdom Government's principal legal official from 2006 to 2014, serving as Treasury Solicitor, Permanent Secretary to the Attorney General and Head of the Government Legal Service.

Paul joined the Government Legal Service from the self-employed Bar in 1979 and spent his early career in the Treasury Solicitor's Department. In 1992 he became the first Legal Adviser to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. From 1998 to 2004 Paul was the Legal Adviser to the Lord Chancellor's Department and then Director General of the Legal and International Group in the Department of Constitutional Affairs. Prior to his appointment as Permanent Secretary, Paul was the Legal Adviser to the Departments for Work and Pensions and Health. He has been a Bencher of the Middle Temple since 2002 and is a Trustee of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He now provides independent consultancy and advisory services to governments and commercial organisations in the UK and internationally.

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