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.

Kate Davies

Kate Davies

Health in the justice system: next steps for offender health commissioning and service integration

Tuesday, 3rd June 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Kate Davies, Head of Public Health, Armed Forces and their Families and Health & Justice Commissioning, NHS England

Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP

Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP

Family justice - implementing the single Family Court and assessing the impact of the Children and Families Act

Thursday, 26th June 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP, Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties, Ministry of Justice

Darren Tierney

Darren Tierney

Lord Carlile of Berriew QC

Lord Carlile of Berriew QC

Reforming the youth justice system - sentencing, custody and education

Tuesday, 8th July 2014
Central London
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Darren Tierney, Director for Youth Justice and Foreign National Offenders, Ministry of Justice and Lord Carlile of Berriew QC, Chair, Parliamentary Inquiry into the Youth Courts System

Chris Kenny

Chris Kenny

The future of legal services regulation

Thursday, 4th September 2014
Central London
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 Chris Kenny, Chief Executive, Legal Services Board

His Honour Judge Hacon

His Honour Judge Hacon

Neil Feinson

Neil Feinson

Patent reform - next steps for domestic and international policy

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

Guests of Honour: His Honour Judge Hacon, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and Neil Feinson, Director of International Policy, Intellectual Property Office and UK Representative, Unified Patent Court Preparatory Committee

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 and trafficking - priorities for new legislation

Tuesday, 2nd December 2014
Central London

Guest of Honour: Frank Field MP, Chair, Joint Committee on the Draft Modern Slavery Bill

Judith Hackitt

Judith Hackitt

Fiona Walshe

Fiona Walshe

Health and safety reform - scope, application and enforcement

Tuesday, 9th December 2014
Central London

Guests of Honour: Judith Hackitt, Chair, Health and Safety Executive and Fiona Walshe, Deputy Director, Health and Wellbeing, Department for Work and Pensions

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

  • Judicial Review
  • Claims management regulation
  • Advocacy and the future of the bar
  • Courts and Tribunal Service
  • Immigration
  • Conveyancing
  • Probation
  • Prisons

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, 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, Yasmin Qureshi MP, Lord Ramsbotham, Lord Roberts of Llandudno, 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 Jeremy Wright MP. Note: parliamentary patrons take no financial interest in the Forum.