Annual Conference and Awards Dinner 2017

Back to future logo'Back to the Future. The Legal Services Act 2007 - 10 years on'

2007 saw the passing in Parliament of the Legal Services Act that was set to change the environment in which solicitors worked and the public purchased Legal Services.

Reflecting on the changes in the last 10 years, we will look at how these have affected the way in which Legal Services are delivered and purchased today, and begin to look ahead at what the likely changes will be in the future and how to make the most of these.

We will hear from our industry experts as well as those at the coal face who have successfully steered their firms through the last 10 years, embraced the opportunities and survived the challenges. Delegates will be bombarded with information, predictions and tips to help them to face the future.

This two day event sponsored by Lloyds Bank, will be held at the Crowne Plaza, Stratford Upon Avon, a riverside hotel near to Shakespeare's birth place. The conference will begin on Thursday 5th October at 09.30 and after a full day of learning, the fun will begin with our Annual Awards Dinner - a chance to relax, let your hair down and network with colleagues. Last year's dinner was a night to remember and we aim to make this year's equally as memorable. And then for those who still want more we will reconvene for further learning the next day on Friday 6th October and depart at midday. Speakers will include:

Neil Buckley, Legal Services Board Fran Burgess, Zing Associates
Nicola Poole, Hedges Law Neil Heaney, Judicare
Rachel Tombs, Links2leads Paul McCluskey, Lloyds Bank
Vanessa Ugatti, the True Worth Expert Viv Williams, Symphony Legal
Steve Billot, Symphony Legal Catrina Denvir, Legal Innovation Centre


We are now accepting nominations for our annual awards, so don't forget to nominate your firm - details of the process and criteria can be found here. The closing date for nominations is midnight on Sunday 17th September.

The conference was a huge success last year and we anticipate selling all tickets this time round, to view the photo gallery from last year click here.

You can either book your place through our Eventbrite page by clicking here or send your requirements to and we will reserve your place and make arrangements for payment.

There are various packages available; please refer to the pricing list below before booking. Please note that the 'early bird' rate finishes at midnight on 17th September.

Package Standard Early Bird Member
Full Package £399 plus VAT £319 plus VAT £255 plus VAT
Day 1 only (excluding dinner) £199 plus VAT £159 plus VAT £120 plus VAT
Day 2 only £50 plus VAT £40 plus VAT £32 plus VAT
Dinner only £85 plus VAT Not applicable £70 plus VAT
Bed and breakfast 4th Oct single occupancy (night before) £95 plus VAT Not applicable £95 plus VAT
Bed and breakfast 5th Oct single occupancy £95 plus VAT Not applicable £95 plus VAT

For legal service providers we have a number of sponsorship packages available. To request more information on these please email

We hope you can join us this year!

With thanks to our sponsors:


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