Judicial Leadership and The Rule of Law
A webinar in memory of the late His Honour Judge Roger Elsey, Resident Judge of the Sovereign Base Areas from March 2019 until his unexpected death in October 2021.
Date: Wednesday, 29th of June via MS TEAMS
Time: 18:00-20:00 Cyprus Time
The background to the webinar
The late His Honour Judge Roger Elsey (HHJ Elsey) was educated at Newcastle University and, having joined Gray’s Inn, was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1977. In the years that followed, he practised as a barrister before embarking upon a career as a member of the Judiciary of England and Wales primarily based in the north-east of England. He became a Deputy District Judge (in the Magistrates’ Court) in 1999, a District Judge (in the Magistrates’ Court) in 2004 and the Resident
Judge as well as HM Coroner of the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in the Island of Cyprus in 2019.
In that latter role, HHJ Elsey made a significant contribution to the education of students, including those reading Law at the Cyprus Campus of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan Cyprus).
The members of staff, students and alumni of UCLan Cyprus were deeply saddened to learn of the unexpected death of HHJ Elsey on 20 October 2021. On the following day, after his death had been formally announced by the Sovereign Base Areas Administration, British Forces Cyprus and the Judiciary of England and Wales, Professor Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou circulated a message of condolence on behalf of the Cyprus Campus of the University of Lancashire (UCLan Cyprus) where she has been the Head of the School of Law since 2016. Her message reflected the affection with which HHJ Elsey was held on that Campus which he had visited on a number of occasions in support of legal education.
(See https://twitter.com/bfcyprus/status/1451114780522164226, www.judiciary.uk/announcements/death-in-service-judge-roger-william-elsey/, www.derestreet.co.uk/uncategorised/judge-roger-elsey-1954-2021/