Summary of Lord Sumption’s Valedictory Remarks

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In his farewell speech to the court, Lord Sumption thanks his colleagues and friends for their support and mentions his accomplishments as a lawyer, judge, and law professor. He also discusses the importance of historical perspective in law, and how the decline of politics has impacted the work of the judiciary.

  • 00:00:00 Lord Sumption has made a significant contribution to the law, particularly in international law. He has also been a stellar performer as a part-time judge.
  • 00:05:00 Lord Sumption's remarks highlight his career as a lawyer and judge, and his impressive record of success. He discusses his time as a law professor at Oxford, his success as a medieval historian, and his decision to become a barrister. He notes that each of these accomplishments was achieved in double-quick time, and he thanks the court for its support. Lord Sumption will be missed by his colleagues and students.
  • 00:10:00 Lord Denning, a retired English judge, recalled his experiences as a pupil at the law school of Bob Alexander Nick Phillips Sidney Kentridge and others. He praised Sydney Kentridge for his role in Denning's development, and remarked on Denning's 11-year tenure on the Supreme Court. Denning discussed several notable judgments, including one in which he overruled a long line of authority permitting a claim for damages exceeding 49 million pounds.
  • 00:15:00 The speaker discusses the importance of historical perspective in law, citing examples of how this perspective has informed his legal thinking. He notes that, as he nears retirement, it is time for age provisions in the justice system to be amended. The speaker also comments on the recent announcement that Lord Sumption will be giving the annual Wreath Lectures next year.
  • 00:20:00 Lord Sumption discusses the "decline of politics" and how it has impacted the work of the judiciary. He praises the work of the judicial staff and advocates, and mentions the "real engagement" between members of the court. He says that the "largest contribution" to enjoyment has come from his colleagues.
  • 00:25:00 Lord Sumption gives a farewell speech to the court, thanking everyone for their friendship and support. He also thanks the lady who started the tradition of applause. The court adjourns for coffee.

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