About this event

  • Date and time Thu 19 Nov 2020 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Retired Fellows Society

The Right Honourable Sir Ernest Ryder will join the Retired Fellows Society to give a lecture on Leadership in professional practice

He will explore the factors that are identified as being key to good leadership of professional institutions, systems and practice.

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Key speakers

The Rt Hon Sir Ernest Ryder

Senior President of Tribunals in the UK, Lord Justice of Appeal in England and Wales

Speaker's biography

Sir Ernest Ryder is the Senior President of Tribunals in the United Kingdom and is a Lord Justice of Appeal in England and Wales. He is also the senior judicial member of the Board of Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service and the Judicial Reform Board for England and Wales. He was formerly a judge of the Family Division of the High Court.  

Until his appointment to the Court of Appeal, Sir Ernest was the Presiding Judge of the Northern Circuit where he sat in the criminal, civil and administrative courts as well as in family proceedings.  As Judge in Charge of the Modernisation of Family Justice, he was responsible for the creation of the Family Court and the family justice modernisation programme in England and Wales.


In addition to his appointment as the Senior President, he is the Head of Deployment Strategy for the Lord Chief Justice and the Course Director of the Leadership Programme at the Judicial College.  He regularly lectures at the Judicial College, the Judicial Institute in Scotland and at Universities across the United Kingdom.


Sir Ernest started his professional life as a merchant banker and has also been a commissioned officer in the Army Reserves.  He is the Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Bolton, an honorary Professor of Law at the Universities of Lancaster and Bolton, a Visiting Fellow of Nuffield College, University of Oxford, an Associate Writer of the Signet in Scotland, a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, an Honorary Member of the Society of Legal Scholars and a Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation.



Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.  

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