Swansea University hosts Legal Wales Conference

A prestigious annual event showcasing developments in the law in Wales will be hosted by Swansea University’s College of Law and Criminology for the first time this September.

The Legal Wales Conference, organised by the Legal Wales Foundation, embraces the rapidly-developing field of Welsh law and focuses on the practical everyday challenges of practising law in a Welsh environment. Representatives from all parts of the legal community, including practitioners, academics, students and judges, will come together to share ideas and benefit from over six hours of continuing professional training.

Delegates will hear from two of the most distinguished judges ever produced by Wales, and will have a last opportunity to hear the reflections of Lord Thomas of Cwmgïedd before he retires as Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. The Conference will also offer the first opportunity to hear from Sir David Lloyd Jones following his historic appointment as the first Welsh justice to sit in the UK Supreme Court.

Keith Bush QC, Honorary Professor at Swansea University and Director of the event, said: “The first Legal Wales Conference, held almost two decades ago on the threshold of devolution was largely inspired by the then Mr Justice Thomas. His vision of a forum for the discussion of all aspects of the law relating to Wales has resulted in an institution of growing prestige and practical benefit to lawyers in Wales. It is a great honour for Swansea University to host this year’s event at its iconic Bay Campus, symbolising the University’s growing influence as a centre of excellence in the study of legal issues affecting Wales and the wider world”.

The Legal Wales Conference will be held in the Great Hall at Swansea University’s Bay Campus on 15 September 2017.

For more information and to book tickets (£125/ £60 concessions) click here.

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