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01 March 2021


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm



To celebrate St. David’s Day, Public Law Wales will host a special event to explore the unique nature of Public Law in Wales, and introduce the impact of these specific features and the latest research.

This free, online event will be of interest to anyone involved in or considering a Public Law practice, covering the specific differences in Public Law in Wales and the impact of these, Planning Law, Judicial Review, the use of the Welsh language and more.

This event is organised in co-operation with Legal News Wales as part of our programme of free events for the legal sector in Wales, to mark St David’s Day 2021.

What to expect

A diverse panel of speakers, comprised of members of Public Law Wales, academics, barristers and solicitors, will present a bite-sized introduction to a number of themes and launch discussions:

  • Wales is Fairer – a brief examination of some of the unique features of public law in Wales
  • A practical (Planning Law) perspective
  • Welsh language & Judicial Review
  • Research on Public Law in Wales

There will also be time for questions and discussion with the speakers.

Event Chair:

  • His Honour Judge Milwyn Jarman QC


  • Rhodri Williams QC, 30 Park Place Chambers & Chair of Public Law Wales
  • David Gardner, No5 Chambers
  • Natalie Harries, Geldards LLP
  • Dr Sarah Nason, Bangor University

Booking is essential.

The event will be hosted by Legal News Wales via Zoom (useful information below).

Hosted by:


In collaboration with:

Legal News Wales St David’s Day Celebration 2021

This event is being hosted as part of our two-day St David’s Day 2021 celebration of the legal sector in Wales  – a series of free, online events which take place on Friday 26 February and Monday 1 March. Click here to view all our events and book your place.

Our special St David’s Day events focus on business resilience, sustainability and diversity in the legal profession in Wales, building on the Justice Commission for Wales 2020 report recommendations to ensure Wales has a thriving and sustained legal sector to cater for the needs of the communities they serve.

Opening event – Celebrating the legal sector in Wales

The Counsel General for Wales, President of The Law Society, David Greene and Vice-Chair of the Law Society Wales Committee, Mark Davies, will join our Editor Emma Waddingham for the opening event on Friday 26 February, from 9:30am.

Useful information

We will send you the password within 24 hours of the event. You will receive the event link upon booking but please look out for an email from containing the password.

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 the Q&A session. This is to ensure the recording isn’t disrupted. Thank you!

We record all sessions if suitable for sharing – so that as many people as possible can view the event afterwards. 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 the Editor, Emma Waddingham, on 07769203856.