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Thursday 6 December 2018
18:45 – 20:45
King’s College London, Lecture Theatre 1, Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BG

Please find details of an important event in the on-going discussion about the management of  the acoustic environment.  This is a subject that has implications far beyond the orchestra pit.

In the light of the Goldscheider vs ROH judgement by Mrs Justice Nicola Davies  where the condition known as ‘Acoustic Shock’ was recognised as a verifiable medical state and one that could be compensated for in a court of law in the UK, Performance Law at King’s College London in collaboration with the Dickson Poon School of Law brings together Theo Huckle QC who acted on behalf of Chris Goldscheider, with Dr Colm McGrath to discuss the legal implications of the case, and industry figures interested in the immediate consequences of the judgement. This free and open public seminar is the first of its kind to engage with these issues and will be BSL interpreted for the hearing impaired.

The two-hour seminar running from 18.45 – 20.45 will be followed by a free reception for all attendees to mark the launch of Performance Law which is committed to work at the limit conditions between theatrical, live art and performance practices and the legal realm.

Theo Huckle QC (represented ROH viola player Mr Chris Goldscheider in High Court); Chris Fry founder of Fry Law (specialists in Equality and Human Rights and Noise Induced Hearing Loss); Dr Colm McGrath, Dickson Poon School of Law; Dr Aoife Monks, Reader in Theatre, Queen Mary University of London; Dr. Lucy Finchett-Maddock, Director of Art/Law Network.
Chaired by Alan Read, Professor of Theatre, Director Performance Foundation, King’s College London
BSL Interpreted

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King’s College London, Lecture Theatre 1, Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BG