Now in its 7th year, the Charnley law dinner continues to be the highlight of the law year at Hughes for students, Fellows, alumni and a host of honoured guests. This year, we welcomed Sir Richard Aikens, retired Lord Justice of Appeal, to speak on the topic ‘Law and History’ over dinner – an inspirational topic which put the role of law, lawyers and judges in shaping world history into context. Students then had the enviable opportunity to network with the speaker and other senior lawyers, Judges and Law academics, including the former President of the Supreme Court of the UK, Lord Philips of Worth Matravers KG PC, former High Court Judge Dame Janet Smith DBE, and noted legal academics Professor Sir John Baker QC, Nicola Padfield (Master of Fitzwilliam College and Reader in Criminal and Penal Justice) and John and Cherry Hopkins, to name just a few of those present. As always, we are immensely grateful to William Charnley for his sponsorship of the event, and look forward to welcoming more of our alumni to future events. To see more photos, visit our Facebook page.