Please note we are no longer taking bookings for this event!

Information for guests at our Jubilee Dinner Party:

Dress Code:  There is none as such, but as most will be coming from work we advise you to dress as smart as you feel comfortable.

Getting there:  The Underglobe is under Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Bankside, though they share an entrance:

PLP Anniversary Badges will be distributed at the event but please feel free to bring your own.

As it’s our 25th anniversary we want to keep things a little secret, but the evening schedule, if it goes according to plan, is below.  As promised we will be asking everyone to take part in a consultation process (it’s a lot sillier than you think!) so we want all attendees to think about their public law dreams.  What we mean is, can you think of something simple that would improve public law in the future for everyone?  It could be a constitutional change, a funding idea or something off the wall.  But bring the idea with you. Don’t worry we won’t be asking anyone on stage to talk abut their ideas or anything like that!


6.30 Reception

7.15 Sit down dinner

Then dinner party with entertainment, auction , raffle and activities.

The event is scheduled to finish by 10.30 at the latest, though a pay bar will be open from 10pm for those wishing to stay on.

Please remember to bring cash for games and raffle, if you bid at the auction we will take your details and sort it all out later. Wine and soft drinks will be served with dinner, though there will be an option of a pay bar from around 9.30pm

We just wanted to make you aware of a couple of auction prizes in advance because they are the kind that, perhaps, you might need to think about before bidding:

  • A film maker is offering two days of his time to make a film for you – could be a commercial for your services (your Chambers?) or could be something personal.  The two days offered will need to be split between filming and editing but that can be arranged to suite your requirements or project.  You will see an example (a rough cut) of a film on the night.
  • Jude Cowan Montague, winner of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers’ Graduate Award 2013 – 15 has offered this lovely 100cm x 70cm Original monoprint on Fabiano Rosaspina paper 1/1, entitled ‘Hookhorse’. You (or even your organisation) may well be interested in this piece, though Jude has something very special to offer bidders on the night, as well….


See you at the event!

A night of food, drink, games, balloons, badges, and an auction to raise vital funds for PLP!  The night will also include an irreverent  discussion  /consultation and audience consultation on the future of public law, facilitated by comedian, adventurer, multiple world record holder and star of Radio 4’s ‘The Gambler’…Tim FitzHigham, FRSA, FRSG!

Since its foundation in 1990 the Public Law Project has pioneered the use of public law for people who lack access to the levers of power. It has not only helped many marginalised individuals to secure justice; it has worked to fulfil Magna Carta’s promise that justice would be denied to nobody. At a time when government measures are making a mockery of this historic pledge, the Public Law Project continues to stand up for justice for all.

Sir Stephen Sedley, Former Lord Justice of Appeal and founding member of the Public Law Project.

The last three years have seen so much wanton destruction to vital sources of legal help that PLP is now needed more than ever. Those of us who knew the history were shocked by the massive ignorance displayed in the consultation papers that presaged the changes. PLP was not just shocked. It rolled up its sleeves and set out to do something about it – to block off or mitigate some of the cruellest aspects of the reforms. It takes guts for a small NGO to challenge a government. But it also involves harnessing pro bono skills galore, and raising money as never before to fight for justice for all – and not only for the well-heeled. Please come in crowds to this Fundraiser evening and bring your friends, cash and cheque-books,too.

Sir Henry Brooke

Sir Henry Brooke, Patron of PLP and former Vice President of the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal.


Many thanks to Matrix Chambers for supporting this event.
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The event begins with a reception at 6.30pm, followed by a three course dinner, entertainment, speakers, and the return of the PLP auction to raise vital funds for our organisation’s work.