A Great Historical Painting in King’s Inns; “High Treason” by Sir John Lavery
This important legal painting – 7 by 10 feet – depicts the Appeal trial which followed the conviction of Sir Roger Casement for treason in July 1916. This dramatic trial took place in the Royal Courts of Justice in London. One of the presiding judges, Lord Darling, commissioned the painting.
Each year the student body elects an Auditor who assembles a committee with specific positions designated to oversee mooting, social activities, education and sports. 2014–15 Auditor for the 185th session is Hugh McDowell.
136 King’s Inns students were awarded the BL degree this year. Additionally 5 Northern Ireland Barristers were admitted to the degree largely based on their existing qualifications and experience. 3 EU based lawyers were admitted as well, again largely based on their existing qualifications and experience.
Christmas is a wonderful time in King’s Inns with the giant Christmas tree and roaring fires in our Dining Hall. Preparations are in full swing here in the kitchens with the whiffs of Christmas pudding spices, sweet smells of Christmas cakes baking and jars of mincemeat maturing away.