Forthcoming events

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.

Should you have any booking queries, please email jayne.cole@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk.

Sir Michael Pitt

Sir Michael Pitt

The future of legal services regulation

Thursday, 4th September 2014
The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Shailesh Vara MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister for the Courts and Legal Aid, Ministry of Justice and Sir Michael Pitt, Chairman, Legal Services Board

His Honour Judge Hacon

His Honour Judge Hacon

Neil Feinson

Neil Feinson

The future of patent law - innovation, enforcement and next steps for the unified patent court

Thursday, 16th October 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: His Honour Judge Hacon, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court; Neil Feinson, Director of International Policy, Intellectual Property Office and UK Representative, Unified Patent Court Preparatory Committee and Tony Howard, Divisional Director, Patent Business Operations and Legal Support, Intellectual Property Office

Simon Thornton-Wood

Simon Thornton-Wood

Implementing the Legal Education and Training Review

Tuesday, 4th November 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Julie Brannan, Director of Education and Training, Solicitors Regulation Authority and Simon Thornton-Wood, Head of Education & Training, Bar Standards Board

Modern Slavery - policy options, implementation issues and business best practice

Tuesday, 2nd December 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Frank Field MP, Chair, Joint Committee on the Draft Modern Slavery Bill and John O'Brien, Director of Safeguarding, Home Office

Nick Hardwick

Nick Hardwick

Next steps for prisons policy - modernisation, sentencing and rehabilitation

Wednesday, 3rd December 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Ian Mulholland, Deputy Director, Public Sector Prisons, National Offender Management Service and Nick Hardwick, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

Judith Hackitt

Judith Hackitt

Health and safety reform - regulation, litigation and risk

Tuesday, 9th December 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Judith Hackitt, Chair, Health and Safety Executive and Alison Fryatt, Team Leader, Health and Safety Stewardship Team, Department for Work and Pensions

Reforming the courts and tribunals service - modernisation, infrastructure, efficiency and access

Wednesday, 4th March 2015
Central London

Guest of Honour: Speaker confirmed from HM Courts & Tribunals Service

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Judicial Review
  • Claims management regulation
  • Civil justice
  • Advocacy and the future of the bar
  • Immigration
  • Conveyancing
  • Probation

Parliamentary Patrons of the Forum

Lord Brennan QC, David Burrowes MP, Rt Hon the Baroness Butler-Sloss, Christopher Chope MP, Katy Clark MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Lord Craig of Radley, David Davies MP, Baroness Deech, Jonathan Djanogly MP, Rt Hon the Baroness D'Souza, Lord Dubs, Lord Faulks, Robert Flello MP, Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen OBE, Stephen Gilbert MP, 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 Elfyn Llwyd MP, 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, Robert Walter MP, Mike Weatherley 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.