21st turns 20 online

08 Jan

A VERY special 21st Century Bar Conference will also be a very different conference as it adapts to coronavirus restrictions.

This is the 20th staging of one of the Faculty’s most popular events, and while the usual welcome for delegates at the Mackenzie Building will be missing, a determination that the conference should go ahead has seen it move online.

A programme is being finalised, but speakers already signed up include Lady Wise, giving the keynote address, Lady Wolffe (the Commercial Court and the impact of COVID-19) Aidan O’Neill, QC, (COVID-19 legislation), James Mure, QC, (UK Internal Market Bill and potential issues before the courts in 2021), Morag Ross, QC (public law update), Alice Stobart (employment law) and Usman Tariq (intellectual property law).

Two veterans of the event, Graeme McWilliams and Colin Anderson, will take a fond look back at “20 years of 21st Century Bar Conference”.

The date to note is Friday, 29 January.

Richard Pugh, Clerk of Faculty, said: “This year is the 20th anniversary of the 21st Century Bar Conference. The event, which the Faculty runs every year for in-house lawyers, is a firm favourite in the CPD calendar. Accepting that we can’t quite do things as normal this year, we remain committed to running such an important conference.”

Register here. The programme is available here.