Assuring competence in a changing legal services market
The Legal Education and Training Review Symposium
10th-11th July 2012
The Lowry Hotel, Manchester
The Legal Education and Training Review Symposium took place on the 10th-11th July 2012 at The Lowry Hotel, Manchester.
This symposium was planned to cater to a wide audience of individuals from different backgrounds. The event itself had two main purposes: to inform attendees about the work of the Legal Education and Training Review and to inform debate within the Review; allowing interested parties to contribute to the research as it develops.
The programme of speakers brought together leaders in the field of legal and professional education, training and regulation and sought to combine both national and international perspectives on the issues raised by the Legal Education and Training Review. Attendees were invited to join in a mix of plenary and small group discussions over the course of the two days, offering the opportunity to network.
Plenary speakers included:
- Professor Richard Susskind OBE, author, consultant, and independent adviser to international professional firms and national governments.
- Professor Wes Pue, Provost and Vice-Principal at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada
- Professor Julia Black, Department of Law and Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation at the London School of Economics, and
- Steve Mark, Legal Services Commissioner for New South Wales, Australia
The conference also included a ‘Question Time’ panel chaired by Joshua Rozenberg, one of Britain’s best known media commentators on the law.
All links to the presentations, abstracts and notes from speakers at the event can be found here.