The Westminster Legal Policy Forum aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in Parliament, Whitehall and government agencies to engage with key stakeholders in timely discussion on public policy relating to the law and the judicial system. These include legal professionals and representatives of the firms they work for, and their outside advisors; of the judiciary and the penal system; businesses that work alongside them, and their advisors; local authorities, interest groups and the voluntary sector; and academics and commentators, along with members of the reporting press.
In planning its programme of events, the Forum regularly consults Parliamentarians, senior government officials, regulators, industry representatives, charities and action groups, professional bodies and academics, local government and others.
The Westminster Legal Policy Forum is completely impartial and has no policy agenda of its own. Whilst we are grateful for the support and advice on themes that we receive from sponsors, all editorial decisions remain with the Forum in order to maintain impartiality.
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Rt Hon the Lord McNally
Reforming the youth justice system - next steps for practice and policy
Wednesday, 13th July 2016
This event is CPD certified
Guest of Honour: Rt Hon the Lord McNally, Chair, Youth Justice Board
Sir Michael Pitt
The legal services market - regulation, innovation and the future of the Legal Services Act
Monday, 12th September 2016
This event is CPD certified
Guests of Honour: Sir Michael Pitt, Chairman, Legal Services Board and Rachel Merelie, Senior Director, Competition and Markets Authority
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Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum
The parliamentary patrons of the Westminster Legal Policy Forum are: Crispin Blunt MP, Lord Brennan QC, David Burrowes MP, Rt Hon the Baroness Butler-Sloss, Christopher Chope MP, Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP, Lord Craig of Radley, Baroness Deech, Jonathan Djanogly MP, Rt Hon the Baroness D’Souza, Lord Dubs, Lord Faulks, Robert Flello MP, Rt Hon Sir Edward Garnier QC MP, Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen OBE, Lord Goodhart, Helen Goodman MP, Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town, Baroness Henig, Baroness Howarth of Breckland, Rt Hon the Lord Hunt of Wirral, Rt Hon David Lammy MP, Lord Lester of Herne Hill, Baroness Linklater of Butterstone, Rt Hon the Lord Mackay of Clashfern, Rt Hon the Lord Maclennan of Rogart, Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames QC, Baroness Masham of Ilton, Baroness Newlove of Warrington, Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve, Guy Opperman MP, Professor the Lord Patel of Bradford, Yasmin Qureshi MP, Lord Ramsbotham, Lord Roberts of Llandudno, Rt Hon the Lord Scott of Foscote, Andy Slaughter MP, Baroness Stern, Emily Thornberry MP, Andrew Turner MP, Geoffrey Van Orden MEP, Shailesh Vara MP, Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Baroness Wilcox, Pete Wishart MP and Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.