Law and art came together in a joint event celebrating the 125th Anniversary Edition of Scrutton on Charterparties and the launch of the Rolls Building Art & Education Trust. Lord Justice Scrutton’s granddaughter, Dr Mary Midgley, attended the event to kindly donate his Letters Patent which will be on permanent display at the Rolls Building.
The Scrutton memorabilia form part of the remit of the Rolls Building Art & Education Trust which has been established to raise funds and commission art works for the Rolls Building that reflect the work of the High Court jurisdictions now based there. The Trust also wishes to support the display of costumes, documents and artefacts at the Rolls Building and the Royal Courts of Justice, combining historic and aesthetic understanding in a way that connects to the modern justice system. A third aim is to work with other legal-based education organisations to promote awareness of the justice system amongst young people.
The Trustees of the Rolls Building Art & Education Trust are: Geoffrey Bond OBE, DL, FSA; The Hon Sir Peter Coulson; The Hon Sir Christopher Floyd;The Hon Dame Elizabeth Gloster DBE; Bruce Harris FCIArb ; Simon Readhead QC.
Also attending the launch event were the editors of the current edition of Scrutton on Charterparties: Sir Bernard Eder; Professor Howard Bennett; Steven Berry Q.C.; David Foxton Q.C. and Chris Smith Q.C.