A leading figure in the European judiciary shared his views on the legal system with students at Kingston University earlier this month.
Belgian judge Melchior Wathelet, who serves at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, focused on the role of The Lawyer and European Community Law when he delivered the university's annual Jean Monnet lecture.
During his address, Judge Wathelet examined the rules of free movement within the European Union.
He outlined the ways lawyers were now able to work in different parts of Europe with fewer restrictions.
Organiser Helen Meenan, who heads European law studies at the university, said speakers of Judge Wathelet's calibre added value to students' learning.
"Each year we manage to attract top names to speak at the Law School and Judge Wathelet was certainly no exception," she said.
"His insight brought our students right up to date on the latest case law."
The university's annual lecture is named after Jean Monnet, a founder of the European Union.