The Future of Legal Education and Training Conference 2019

This year’s Future of Legal Education and Training Conference takes place at Kings Place, London, on Wednesday 22 May 2019. Following the success of last year’s event we have doubled the capacity of the day to 400. There will be sessions on innovation in legal education and training, the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), resilience & wellbeing, diversity, and other professions and the bar.


Julie Brannan

Julie is director of education and training at the Solicitors Regulation Authority

Professor Ken Oliphant

Ken is the head of the University of Bristol Law School

Jonathan Kewley

Jonathan is co-head of Clifford Chance's tech practice

Professor Richard Collier

Richard is professor of law and social theory at Newcastle University. He is conducting the project 'Wellbeing, Law and Society: Politics, Policy and Practice - A Socio Legal Study'

Isabel Parker

Isabel is Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's chief innovation officer

Dana Denis-Smith

Dana is founder of First 100 Years and legal flexible working platform Obelisk Support

The second batch of speakers will be announced in the New Year.


Headline sponsors

  • BPP University Law School
  • The University of Law


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Venue name

Kings Place London, King's Cross, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

Highlights from last year

Photos from the 23 May event at Kings Place London

About the sponsors

BPP University Law School

We build and shape legal careers. With over 25 years’ experience in delivering professional legal qualifications, we are proud to be one of the UK’s leading law schools. At the forefront of innovation in legal training, we are trusted by some of the most influential law firms, with 60 leading firms training with us exclusively. Our courses focus on employability, giving our students the edge to secure a training contract or pupillage. Preparing them to embrace the demands of practice from day one. Find out more.

The University of Law

The University of Law (ULaw) is one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education, with a rich heritage and reputation for innovation. ULaw boasts over 250 tutors who are qualified lawyers and bring their extensive practical experience to the classroom, as well as a track record in impressive employment and pupillage rates. Find out why more practising lawyers in the UK have studied with ULaw than anyone else here.