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The past year has seen law firms race to utilise or expand on the use of technology that’s been readily available for years. Thoughts are now turning to how technology can play a further role in supporting the provision of legal services across Wales – in particular, access to justice for the most vulnerable.

Law firms in Wales are as diverse as their clients, and their needs and location. To create an inclusive and accessible legal system in Wales, it takes money, resources and time as well as motivation and the solutions.

To celebrate St David’s Day 2021 and mark the start of Justice Week 2021, we were delighted to collaborate with the Legal Innovation Lab Wales, part of Swansea University, to offer an online event that reflected on one of the specific objectives of Justice Week to ‘identify and secure support for actions which could improve justice.

We’ve shared the full recording of the event, below.

What we covered:

  • An overview of the issues in Wales
  • The role of the Legal Innovation Lab Wales in terms of a response to these challenges
  • How the legal sector in Wales can collaborate to effect change


  • Stefano Barazza, Academic Lead, Legal Innovation Lab Wales
  • Professor Richard Owen, Swansea University Law Clinic
  • Fran Targett OBE, Vice Chair of the WCVA Board – the national membership body for voluntary organisations in Wales
  • Gemma Morgan, Lecturer in Criminology, Swansea University
  • Karen Taylor, RCT Citizens Advice

Watch now

This event was hosted on the 1 March 2021.

Catch up on the rest of our St David’s Day 2021 programme

To watch more of our two-day event series celebrating the legal sector in Wales and St David’s day 2021, click here.

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Emma Waddingham

Emma Waddingham

Editor, Legal News

Emma Waddingham is the Editor & Founder of Legal News. She is a seasoned legal editor and journalist and experienced marketing & events consultant, working almost exclusively with the UK legal sector.