Mental health and the law: Ryder Lecture 2014

Posted on Thursday 13th March 2014

His Honour Professor William Morris will deliver this year’s Ryder Lecture on the issue of mental health and its relationship with the law.

Prof Morris, was until his recent retirement, the Resident Judge of the Crown Court in Bolton and was appointed the Honorary Recorder of Bolton by the town’s local authority.

Prof Morris is a longstanding friend of the University and currently sits on the Board of Governors as Deputy Chair. In 2011, the University’s new law court was dedicated to him to mark his retirement from the Bench and in recognition of his outstanding service to the people of Bolton and the legal profession. In 2008 he received an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) from the University of Bolton for his contribution to law.  

 The inaugural Ryder Lecture, was given by the event’s namesake The Rt Hon Lord Justice Ryder, Lord Justice of Appeal, PC DL. His lecture was on The Modernisation of Family Justice, giving and in-depth look at the future of UK family law in 2012. Sir Ernest Ryder TD DL QC FRSA is now the University of Bolton’s current Chancellor.