Second batch of speakers released for Future of Legal Education and Training Conference ahead of midnight early bird ticket deadline

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By Alex Aldridge on

Featuring big names from Deliveroo, the Universities of Leeds and Birmingham, Pinsent Masons and Hogan Lovells

The second batch of speakers has been released for Legal Cheek’s Future of Legal Education and Training Conference in May — ahead of the deadline for purchasing early bird tickets at midnight tonight.

From left to right: Sam Harper, Andrew Francis, Linden Thomas, David Halliwell and Crispin Rapinet

The five are: Sam Harper, the general counsel of Deliveroo; Leeds University professor of law Andrew Francis; Birmingham University legal academic Linden Thomas, who is part of her institution’s Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) working group; Pinsent Masons director of knowledge and innovation delivery David Halliwell, and Hogan Lovells training principal Crispin Rapinet.

The quintet join the first batch of speakers who were announced earlier last month for the 23 May event:

• Professor Thom Brooks, Dean of Durham Law School, Durham University
Isabel Parker, Director of Legal Services Innovation at Freshfields
Julie Brannan, Director of Education and Training at the ‎Solicitors Regulation Authority
• Professor Richard Moorhead, Chair of Law and Professional Ethics at UCL
Shruti Ajitsaria, Head of Fuse at Allen & Overy
Andrew Chadwick, Dean of BPP University Law School
Chris Howard, Director of Professional Legal Education at ‎King’s College London
Julia Salasky, CEO and Founder of CrowdJustice
Alex Smith, Innovation Manager at Reed Smith
Euan Blair, CEO and Founder of White Hat

From top left to bottom right: Thom Brooks, Isabel Parker, Julie Brannan, Richard Moorhead, Shruti Ajitsaria, Andrew Chadwick, Chris Howard, Julia Salasky, Alex Smith, Euan Blair

Further speaker announcements — including representatives from other major industries — will follow later this month.

The Conference, which takes place at Kings Place London, will feature a combination of TED-style talks, short interactive discussion points, and Question Time-style panel discussions. The day-long event is designed to help prepare law firm graduate recruitment and learning & development teams for the changes set to be brought about by the SQE. Bringing together leading individuals across the profession and other industries we hope to generate new ideas that will help shape the future of legal education and training.

Purchase early bird tickets for the Conference ahead of the deadline at midnight tonight.

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