On 15th September, The College of Law and Criminology were delighted to host the Legal Wales Conference at our Bay Campus, an honour which demonstrated the University’s growing influence as a centre of excellence in the study of the legal issues affecting both Wales and globally.
On the day, delegates from all parts of the legal community, including practitioners, academics, students and judges congregated in The Great Hall to hear about and discuss the developments in the law, from the rapidly-developing field of Welsh law as well as the practical challenges of practising law in a Welsh environment.
This years’ Conference was extra special, as it was the final opportunity to hear from Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Thomas of Cwmgïedd before his retirement and a first opportunity to hear from Sir David Lloyd Jones following his iconic appointment as the first Welsh justice to sit in the UK Supreme Court.
The conference took place across a number of meeting rooms throughout The Great Hall, making the most of the state of the art audio and visual facilities the rooms have to offer. The Sir Stanley Clarke auditorium provided the backdrop for a hot buffet lunch and refreshment space, where the 200 attendees could enjoy a variety of foods, including Boeuf Bourguignon and Mushroom Risotto, provided by our onsite catering team.
The Conference concluded with a drinks reception in Great Hall Gallery West, where prosecco and fruit juice were flowing, allowing the conference attendees to network and collaborate, as well as relax and admire the stunning sea views from the balcony.