Macfadyen Lectures

The Hon. Dame Lowell Goddard DNZM Making Rights Real: the developing role of human rights in the exercise of public lawdiscretion (2016)

The Rt Hon. Beverley McLachlin PC Maintaining Public Confidence in the Courts in the 21st Century (2015)

The Rt Hon. Lord Hamilton The legal landscape before the Paisley snail: What an analysis of prior Scots law might have revealed (2013)

The Rt Hon. Lord Saville of Newdigate PC, QC

The Role and Conduct of Public Inquiries (2012)

The Honourable Thomas A. Cromwell The Challenges of Scientific Evidence (2011)

Sir David Edward What are Judges for? (2010)

The Scottish Council of Law Reporting was privileged that the late Rt Hon. Lord Macfadyen served as a member for many years until his untimely death in 2008. The Council has established a series of lectures in his memory which it plans to publish on this website. Sir David Edward, who gave the first such lecture in March 2010, began his talk with a personal reminiscence of Donald Macfadyen.