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09 October 2020


11:00 am - 3:30 pm



The annual Legal Wales Conference returns – although this year it will be held virtually, for free, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions the 2020 Legal Wales Conference, due to take place at Bangor on Friday 9 October has had to be postponed.

However, the Legal Wales Foundation looks forward to re-organising the event at Bangor in October 2021. In the meantime, it will be delivering a FREE online event on 9th October 2020.

Speakers include:

  • The Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
  • Jeremy Miles MS, Counsel General for Wales
  • Nicholas Paines QC, Law Commissioner for Public Law and the Law in Wales
  • The Rt Hon Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

What to expect

The online conference will, in line with the Legal Wales tradition, include:

  • keynote addresses by leading judicial, governmental and professional speakers from across Wales and England
  • a choice of stimulating and informative breakout sessions relevant to the law in Wales
  • a discussion on the current and future implications of the current pandemic for the law in Wales: ‘Law in Lockdown’.

To view the latest version of the programme, please click here.

The Conference will take place on Zoom (facilitated by Legal News Wales) and those registering will receive the necessary link and final programme a few days before the event takes place.

Donations welcomed

Although there will be no charge for taking part in this year’s event, those who are able to do so are asked to consider supporting the invaluable ongoing work of the Legal Wales Foundation by making a voluntary donation to Legal Wales when registering.

Further information

For further information, please visit the Legal Wales website in English, neu yn Cymraeg, or email

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Useful information

Please register for the event via the ‘Book here’ button at the top of this page.

Those registering will receive the necessary link and final programme a few days before the event takes place. If you have any concerns, please email

To join the session via the Zoom video conferencing platform, you just need to click on the link we send you around 3 minutes before the session time. You can do this from a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or desktop, but the best functionality and quality of connection is achieved with a laptop or desktop computer, I would advise only using a mobile as a last resort. Zoom is free to use but if you are using it on a mobile phone without connection to wireless internet your mobile service provider may charge you.

When you click on the link you will need to accept pop ups and insert your name and to choose audio by computer if given that choice. When entering your name please enter the name by which you would like us to call you during the session.

Please Note:

  • When you join the session you will find yourself placed in a waiting room. Please don’t panic, we’ll let you in at the publicised event time.
  • You will then find yourself on mute. Please remain muted until the host opens up the floor for a Q&A session. This is to ensure the recording isn’t disrupted. Thank you!
  • We may record all sessions on the day. You can turn your camera off if you’d prefer to do so. We aim to crop any Q&A sessions out to retain anonymity and confidentiality – or, if appropriate to do so, upload the audio version of the Q&A only.

It’s very quick and easy to join the session and when you do, your camera image will automatically show to myself and the rest of the group and we will be able to hear what you say and any sounds around you. You should see and hear us too. You may communicate by typing things to the whole group and by speaking and you can click on prompts to invite us to go more quickly or more slowly.

If you have any technical difficulties on the day, please text Emma Waddingham, Editor, Legal News Wales, on 07769203856.