LegalEdCon 2023

LegalEdCon 2023 takes place in-person at Kings Place, London on Thursday 18 May 2023. The Conference is headline sponsored by BPP University Law School, BARBRI and The University of Law, with The College of Legal Practice, The City Law School, Nottingham Law School and LexisNexis as silver sponsors. It is attended every year by over 100 leading law firm and chambers learning & development and graduate recruitment teams, as well as academics from universities across the UK.

LegalEdCon 2023 features sessions on areas including lawfluencers, innovation, the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), the role of universities in legal training, as well as a separate stream with a session devoted to the future of legal education and training for barristers. Check out the bar session page here.


Joanna Hughes

Joanna Hughes

Solicitor apprenticeship expert and member of the training committee at The City of London Law Society

Julie Swan

Julie Swan

Director of education and training at the Solicitors Regulation Authority

Amelia Platton

Amelia Platton

Magic Circle trainee solicitor and founder of The Neurodiverse Lawyer Project

Maab Saifeldin

Maab Saifeldin

In-house trainee solicitor and career content creator (Life with Maab)

Maia Crockford

Maia Crockford

Solicitor apprentice and legal influencer with over 47k followers on TikTok (My Legal Career)

The next batch of speakers will be announced at the end of March


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Opening address


What we can learn from lawfluencers


Morning coffee and networking


Meet the legal training innovators


Lunch and networking


The SQE explored


The future of the bar


Afternoon coffee and networking


Legal training and the role of universities




Closing remarks


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Kings Place
90 York Way
London N1 9AG

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.


BARBRI has over 50 years’ proven expertise in preparing aspiring lawyers to succeed in their professional exams. The SQE assessment requires a breadth of knowledge in one multiple-choice exam not previously experienced in the law degree, GDL or LPC. Only BARBRI has the experience to prepare graduates to succeed in this style of assessment. BARBRI supports law firms, universities and graduates by investing in a new pathway to qualification and creating a generation of innovative, adaptable and diverse lawyers.

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.

The College of Legal Practice

We are a fully accredited postgraduate law school based in the UK. We offer highly flexible legal training programmes at competitive prices. We collaborate closely with organisations to build SQE training programmes that work for you, grounded in practical learning and specific to the competencies that matter for your future solicitors. Established in 2019, The College of Legal Practice formed as a wholly-owned UK subsidiary of The College of Law in Australia; a not-for-profit provider and market leader with over 50 years of experience in legal education and training.

The City Law School

The City Law School (part of City, University of London) is unusual amongst UK law schools in that we give equal weight to both academic and professional law. We offer a complete range of courses – from the LLB, the Graduate Diploma in Law conversion programme, LLM programmes, PhDs, through to vocational training for Barristers and Solicitors (leading to Postgraduate Diplomas or LLM degrees). Within a traditional University community, we support students to realise their full potential by equipping them with the knowledge, skills and values that they need.

Nottingham Law School

With over 50 years’ experience supporting students, Nottingham Law School is one of the UK’s largest and most established law schools. Through our first-class teaching, fantastic facilities and flexible programmes, we support legal professionals at every stage of their careers including the recent roll out of a suite of courses specifically designed to prepare students for the new centralised Solicitors Qualifying Examinations. We pride ourselves on our dynamic and personal Law School community, creating many fantastic opportunities for our students. The Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre, our unique and ground-breaking teaching law firm, provides a number of pro bono activities. Other school community activities include mooting, volunteering, work experience, overseas placements, summer schools, guest lectures, careers skills workshops, professional and networking lunches, prize giving ceremonies and much more.


At LexisNexis, our mission is to advance the Rule of Law around the world. Everything we do – from our products and services, to how we do business, is about ensuring that all people are equal under the law. We collaborate with universities and academic organisations of every size to ensure students succeed with our legal research and guidance tools, as well as helping law teachers to progress their research, prepare for lessons and find useful teaching materials. We’re here to support you whatever your role – whether you’re educating the next generation of lawyers or training graduates in the workplace.