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Speeches, presentations and articles

Speeches, presentations and articles by LSB members and staff will appear here:

Date Speaker Title Description
10 April 2014 Rob Cross How alternative are Alternative Business Structures? Presentation by the LSB’s Research Project Manager outlining what ABS are, what they have delivered and why we need them, made to the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) 2014 conference.
11 March 2014 David Edmonds Innovation in the legal services market Opening speech by the Chairman of the LSB to the Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar Innovation in the legal services market - growth, skills and emerging business models
06 March 2014 Chris Kenny The role of regulation and innovation Presentation by the LSB Chief Executive at the Harvard Law School Conference Disruptive Innovation in the Market for Legal Services
9 December 2013 David Edmonds Legal services regulation: past, present, and future Speech by LSB Chairman to the Regulatory Policy Institute’s Hertford Seminars in Regulation
3 December 2013 Chris Kenny Future regulation – forward or backward? Presentation by the LSB Chief Executive at the Risk Management for Law firms Conference
28 November 2013 (published March 2014) Chris Kenny What can charities teach us? Article summarising the speech made by LSB Chief Executive to the NetLaw Annual White Tie Charity Ball
20 November 2013 Alex Roy The Future of Regulation Presentation by the LSB’s Head of Development and Research given at the Society of Licensed Conveyancers Annual Conference
28 October 2013 Chris Kenny New organisation of the profession and of law firms: cross-border issues Presentation by the Chief Executive, appearing on the discussion panel New organisation of the profession and of law firms: cross-border issues at the European Commission Conference - “A Single Market for Lawyers: valuing achievements, tackling remaining challenges”
7 November 2013 Crispin Passmore ABS – was bedeuten sie wirklich? Presentation by the LSB’s Director of Strategy on England and Wales’ experience to date with Alternative Business Structures, given to the bi-annual "Anwaltsblatt" conference in Köln, Germany
18 October 2013 Alex Roy Creating a more flexible approach to education and training Presentation by LSB Head of Development and Research at the CEPLER Conference
7 October 2013 David Edmonds / Crispin Passmore Ensuring regulation supports growth Presentation to Department of Business, Innovation and Skills’ Professional Business Services Committee
10 July 2013 Alex Roy Summary of research findings 2013 Presentation by LSB Head of Development and Research at the July Board meeting
14 June 2013 Chris Kenny Innovation and ABS Presentation made by the Chief Executive at the ReInvent Law London 2013 conference
10 May 2013 Chris Kenny The Future of Regulation Presentation made by the Chief Executive at The Law Societies Presidents and Secretaries Conference
10 May 2013 Chris Kenny Regulation of costs lawyers and the costs profession Presentation made by the Chief Executive at the Association of Costs Lawyers Annual Conference
26 April 2013 Crispin Passmore Independent regulation of legal services The LSB’s Strategy Director spoke at a Regulatory Policy Institute conference on the future of regulation
19 March 2013 Crispin Passmore Regulation for a diverse innovative sector The LSB’s Strategy Director spoke at the Westminster Legal Policy Forum event entitled Innovation in legal services - technology, skills and new business models
17 April 2013 Chris Kenny Legal Services Regulation – A model for Higher Education The Chief Executive spoke to the Higher Education Commission inquiry into Higher Education regulation
12 February 2013 Chris Kenny Lessons from Legal Regulation for Leveson The Chief Executive speaks at the Regulatory Policy Institutes Hertford Seminar in media regulation post-Leveson
24 January 2013 Chris Kenny Competition, Regulation and ABS Presentation made by the Chief Executive to the Scottish Competition Law Forum
23 January 2013 Chris Kenny Competition in professions: the future of the legal services market The Chief Executive’s response to the keynote speech on the future of the legal services market delivered by Philip Collins, Chairman of the Office of Fair Trading
October 2012 Chris Kenny Getting the incentives right Speech made by LSB Chief Executive to the Westminster Legal Policy Forum event: Alternative business structures and the legal services market - impact one year on and future challenges.
September 2012 Alex Roy Acess to Transactional Justice presentation Presentation made by LSB Head of Development and Research at the LSRC conference
September 2012 Rob Cross Access to Justice Measurement presentation Presentation made by LSB Research Project Manager at the LSRC conference
July 2012 David Edmonds Regulatory standards and assessing regulatory performance Article by LSB Chairman for the Law Society’s Legal Compliance Bulletin
July 2012 Chris Kenny Market impacts of the Legal Services Act Opinion piece by LSB Chief Executive for first edition of Modern Law Magazine
11 July 2012 Alex Roy Access to Justice: What role for the internet? Article by LSB Head of Development and Research for www.thejusticegap.com
11 July 2012 Alex Roy Regulation: the future workforce Presentation by LSB Head of Development and Research on the future workforce
10 May 2012 David Edmonds Quality and standards in a liberalised market LSB Chairman addresses the enforcement of regulatory standards in a liberalised market
22 March 2012 David Edmonds Eldon Lecture on workforce diversity LSB Chairman sets out the Board’s position on measures to bring about a step-change in diversity and social mobility in the workforce
06 September 2011 Chris Kenny Chief Executive speech to Westminster Legal Policy Forum Chris Kenny makes remarks on the LSB’s current thinking on ensuring regulatory standards and addressing changes in the market
19 May 2011 Alex Roy Reserved and unreserved lawyers’ activities Presentation made to the joint LSB/Legal Policy Institute Research Seminar on Reserved Activities
14 April 2011 Alex Roy Reserved and unreserved lawyers’ activities Presentation made on the future landscape of reserved and unreserved legal activities
18 March 2011 Chris Kenny Address to the Federation of Law Societies of Canada The Chief Executive speaks to an international audience on the progress made in England and Wales on regulatory reform
11 March 2011 Crispin Passmore Cost Lawyers and the New Regulatory Framework Address to ACL conference on the changing regulatory landscape for legal services
03 March 2011 David Edmonds Chairman’s address to Lincoln’s Inn The Chairman outlines the changing environment for education and training of lawyers
17 February 2011 Chris Kenny Association of Costs Lawyers ceremony The Chief Executive speaks at the ACL renaming ceremony on the role played by Costs Lawyers
19 November 2010 David Edmonds Lord Upjohn lecture 2010 David Edmonds assesses the fitness of education and training in equipping the workforce of the future
06 October 2010 Chris Kenny Chief Executive addresses Society of Black Lawyers and National Union of Students liberation campaign Chris Kenny delivers remarks focusing on the role of transparency with workforce data in promoting diversity
25 October 2010 David Edmonds Remarks to Hildebrandt Institute conference Chairman sets out commercial opportunities for lawyers in the changing landscape
15 October 2010 Chris Kenny International conference on the future of legal education (pdf, 86kb) Chris Kenny outlines the challenges for legal education in a changing market in a speech to a conference convened by Harvard and New York law schools entitled Future Ed: New Business Models for Legal Education
15 October 2010 David Edmonds RIAD Conference 2010 (pdf, 86kb) Chairman addresses international audience on advances in regulation in England and Wales
15 July 2010 Chris Kenny Address to Annual International Regulatory Symposium The Chief Executive puts forward thinking on measuring the impact and effectiveness of regulation
25 June 2010 Chris Kenny Address to AvMA conference The Chief Executive addresses the Annual Clinical Negligence Conference run by AvMA
9 June 2010 David Edmonds Address to the Council of The Law Society Full text of the Chairman's remarks to Council at The Law Society made on 8 June 2010
11 March 2010 Chris Kenny In-house lawyers and the new regulatory framework The Chief Executive delivers a seminar to in-house lawyers on how the new regulatory framework will impact on their working models
26 February 2010 Chris Kenny Building capacity in the workforce The Chief Executive addresses the Legal Practice Management Association on quality, the changing landscape and diversity
24 November 2009 David Edmonds Speech by the Chair to the Butterworths Legal Services Act conference outlining the LSB’s progress against the 2009-10 Business Plan and previewing next steps (pdf, 45kb) Full text released of Chair’s remarks to the Butterworths conference on the Legal Services Act
23 September 2009 David Edmonds A speech made to the annual luncheon of the Institute of Legal Cashiers and Administrators (pdf, 96kb) David Edmonds sets out the opportunities for providers of legal services that will be created by Alternative Business Structures, whilst mapping out next steps
15 September 2009 Chris Kenny Oversight regulation in the UK - Rationale, Progress and Challenges (pdf, 161kb) Chris Kenny outlines the challenges and opportunities offered by the UK regulatory landscape to an international audience at the Conference of Regulatory Officers, Perth, Australia
11 September 2009 Chris Kenny The paradoxes of regulatory reform (pdf, 301kb) Chris Kenny discusses the four paradoxes of reform of legal services regulation in England and Wales
02 June 2009 Chris Kenny Managing the Total Regulatory Burden and Raising Standards in Regulation in the 21st Century (pdf, 231kb) Chris Kenny outlines the challenges that underpin the creation of the Legal Services Board, highlighting how its mission can both improve consumers' experience of legal services whilst also providing lessons for regulators in other sectors
02 June 2009 Chris Kenny Implementing The Legal Services Act (pdf, 112kb) The LSB Chief Executive outlines how the Legal Services Act 2007 will be implemented
24 April 2009 Chris Kenny Independent Regulation and Widening Access to Justice (pdf, 145kb) The LSB Chief Executive talks about the role of the LSB and its objectives for the year ahead
14 May 2009 David Edmonds Widening access to the legal services market (pdf, 221kb) David Edmonds delivered a speech today at Legal Week’s “Future of Legal Services Forum” outlining the LSB’s vision for the implementation of Alternative Business Structures
07 October 2008 David Edmonds Law Society Council (pdf, 20kb) The LSB Chair talks about the importance of regulatory independence
25 September 2008 David Edmonds Law Society Breakfast (pdf, 25kb) The LSB Chair focuses on the challenges ahead, including a focus on ABS and regulatory independence