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

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Dame Glenys Stacey

The future for probation in England and Wales

Tuesday, 22nd November 2016
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation; Oliver Lodge, Director, Ministry of Justice Value for Money Audit, National Audit Office and Martin Copsey, Head of Operational Assurance, National Offender Management Service

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Crispin Passmore

Legal innovation and the business of law: technology, skills and new business models

Wednesday, 25th January 2017
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Crispin Passmore, Executive Director, Policy, Solicitors Regulation Authority and James Mancini, Analyst, Competition Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD

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Kate Davies

Health in the justice system - next steps for policy

Tuesday, 31st January 2017
Central London

Guests of Honour: Kate Davies, National Director for Health and Justice, NHS England and Dr Éamonn O'Moore, National Lead for Health & Justice, Public Health England and Director, UK Collaborating Centre, Health in Prisons Programme, World Health Organisation

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The future for the UK's patent framework

Thursday, 2nd February 2017
Central London

Guests of Honour: Dr Margot Fröhlinger, Principal Director of Patent Law and Multilateral Affairs, European Patent Office and His Honour Judge Hacon, Presiding Judge, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court

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Next steps for health and safety policy

Tuesday, 28th February 2017
Central London

Guest of Honour: Philip White, Head of Operational Strategy, Health and Safety Executive

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The future for UK immigration policy

Thursday, 23rd March 2017
Central London

Guest of Honour: Professor Alan Manning, Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science and Member, Migration Advisory Committee

In Production

Lots. The Westminster Legal Policy Forum is planning a very full programme for the next 12 months.

But as we're the ones others tend to follow, please give us a ring or email to discuss future conferences.

We'd be happy to share ideas on areas to focus on, speaker suggestions, and other ways of getting involved.

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, Lord Carlile of Berriew QC, 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.