Public lecture by Professor Richard Moorhead on 29 May: The Post Office & their lawyers

Strathclyde Law School will welcome Professor Richard Moorhead of the University of Exeter to deliver a lecture on Wednesday 29 May. The focus of his lecture will be the infamous Horizon IT scandal and the role of lawyers within that. 

Professor Moorhead is one of the UK's leading experts on legal services, the legal profession and professional ethics. In recent years he has been a leading expert on the Horizon scandal, which saw many sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses across the UK convicted of offences in circumstances that are now widely regarded as being miscarriages of justice. Professor Moorhead has published about this topic and contributed regularly to media reports and coverage. Later in 2024, he will deliver the annual Hamlyn Lectures, which will touch on issues relating to the handling of this matter by the Post Office and their lawyers, along with other recent episodes that have engaged similar issues. 

The lecture at Strathclyde will consider the implications for the professionals involved in the Horizon IT scandal, and wider lessons that could be learned.

The lecture is free but booking (via Eventbrite) is required: