Cavendish Conference Centre
Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT

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Event Date Tue Feb 12 GMT (almost 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Feb 12 3:00am - Tue Feb 12 12:00pm
Location Cavendish Conference Centre
22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT
Region EMEA

UK legal services, like many other parts of the economy, will be enormously affected by Brexit. The impact will be both direct and indirect – the former through any changes in market access and future cooperation between the UK and the EU in justice matters and the latter through the implications of Brexit for the users of legal services. It is therefore critically important that all stakeholders in UK legal services - law firms, in-house legal teams, central and local government solicitors, and barristers - keep themselves fully informed about current negotiations and what Brexit will mean under the various possible scenarios.

This event will examine the implications of Brexit for the provision of legal services in different practice areas, as well as its impact on clients and any potential opportunities that may arise.

Key themes in the programme include:
• Market access: prospects for mutual access for legal services
• Strategic, organisational and HR considerations
• Continuation of civil and family justice cooperation
• Impact of Brexit on the users of legal services
• Collaboration in policing, security and criminal justice
• Legal uncertainty and continuity of contracts, including during any transitional period
• Protecting the leading role of England and Wales as the governing law of contract, jurisdiction of choice and preferred centre of arbitration
• Evaluating the new opportunities in legal services that Brexit may herald

Lawyers in professional practice; Barristers; General Counsel at UK-based companies (both quoted and private); Consultants; Central and Local Government Lawyers; Academics; and Suppliers to the legal industry.


2019 Speakers

Simon Davis
Vice President, Law Society of England and Wales and Litigation Partner, Clifford Chance

The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP
Chair of the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee and former UK Attorney Genera

Rt Hon The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd
Former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and Member of the EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee, House of Lords

Jonathan Djanogly MP
Chairman of All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Member of Committee on Exiting the European Union, House of Commons

Chris Allen
General Counsel, Clients and Products, Standard Chartered Bank

Alison Atack
President, Law Society of Scotland

Dr Anna Bradshaw
Partner, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Michael Burd
Partner and Chair, Lewis Silkin

Gary Campkin
Managing Director, External Relations & Strategic Issues, TheCityUK

Robert Elliott
Chairman Emeritus and Partner, Linklaters LLP, Chair of the Brexit Law Committee

The Rt Hon The Lord Garnier QC

Sarah Garvey
Counsel, Litigation, Allen and Overy and Chair, The Law Society EU Committee

Lord Goldsmith QC
London Co-Managing Partner and Chair of European and Asian Litigation

David Greene
Senior Partner, Head of Litigation and Group Action Litigation, Edwin Coe

Chris Hale
Senior Partner and Partner Corporate, Travers Smith

Glenn Hall
Partner, Co-Head Government Relations & Public Policy, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Paul Hardy
Brexit Director, DLA Piper UK LLP

The Lord Clement Jones CBE
Consultant, DLA Piper UK LLP

Debbie Jukes
General Counsel, Eversheds Sutherland

Tom Snelling
Partner, Head of the Commercial Disputes Group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Phillip Souta
Head of UK Public Policy, Clifford Chance

Sir David Wootton
Former Lord Mayor of the City of London and Former Partner, Allen & Overy

Hugh Mercer QC
Essex Court Chambers; Chair, Brexit Working Group of the Bar and the CCBE European Lawyers’ Committee

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsor and Supporters

• British Institute of International and Comparative Law
• Global Legal Group
• TheCityUK
• Juriosity