Speeches and presentations


Title: British Legal Technology Forum 2021

Date: 12 October 2021

Speaker: Chris Nichols, Director, Regulation and Policy

Description: Chris Nichols joined as a panellist on the Future Of LegalTech: Regulation & Technology session.


Title: Society of Will Writers Conference 2021

Date: 11 October 2021

Speaker: Matthew Hill, Chief Executive

Description: Matthew Hill presented on the Reshaping legal services sector-wide strategy.


Title: ICLR 2021 – The Role of Regulators in Promoting Fairer Legal Services: Responding to Issues of Vulnerability and Legal Capability

Date: 30 September 2021

Speaker: Steve Brooker,  Head, Policy Development and Research

Description: Steve Brooker joined as a panellist on the vulnerability and legal capability session.


Title: ICLR 2021 – Can We Still Do This? Exploring Lifelong Competency in Legal Practice

Date: 29 September 2021

Speaker: Margie McCrone, Regulatory Police Manager
Description: Margie McCrone joined as a panellist on the ongoing competence throughout legal professionals’ careers session.

Title: LSB West Midlands engagement event

Date: 20 September 2021

Speaker: Aisling O’Connell, Regulatory Policy manager

Description: Aisling O’Connell presented on technology and innovation in legal services.

Title: Legal Services Board (LSB) non-lay Board member recruitment event

Date: 17 August 2021

Speakers: Dr Helen Phillips, Chair of the LSB; Flora Page, non-lay LSB Board member; Holly Perry, Director, Enabling Services at the LSB.

Description: As part of the Ministry of Justice’s campaign to recruit a new non-lay Board member of the LSB, the LSB hosted a webinar for potential candidates to hear more about the work we do and what is sought for this role. The event covered the role of the LSB, the recruitment process, requirements for applications, advice for CVs and practical information on the process.

You can watch the event in the video below. We have also published a list of questions and answers raised during the session.

Transcript of the Board recruitment webinar


Title: Westminster Legal Policy Forum (WLPF) event: Next steps for legal education and training in England and Wales (PDF)

Date: 29 June 2021

Speaker/author: Chris Nichols, Director, Regulation and Policy

Description: Chris Nichols joined the conference as a keynote speaker.


Title: LSB Wales engagement event

Date: 07 June 2021

Speaker/author: Steve Brooker,  Head, Policy Development and Research

Description: Steve Brooker presented on the LSB Strategy and legal services in Wales.


Title: LegalEdCon2021

Date: 19-20 May 2021

Speaker/author: Chris Nichols, Director, Regulation and Policy

Description: Chris Nichols joined as a panellist in the ‘How law courses are proving their value’ session.


Title: Public Chair’s Forum (PCF), Strategic Impact of Covid for Arm’s Length Bodies

Date: 11 May 2021

Speaker/author: Dr Helen Phillips, Chair

Description: Dr Helen Phillips joined the panel speakers in  discussing what long term impacts Covid-19 might have for legal services.


Title: Consumer-focused regulation – Professional Standards Forums, Australia

Date: April 2021

Speaker/author: Steve Brooker, Head, Policy, Development and Research

Description: Steve prepared a video presentation about our consumer-focused strategy for the legal services sector in England and Wales


Title: OECD Global Roundtable on Access to Justice

Date: 30-31 March 2021

Speaker/author: Tom May, Research manager

Description: Tom May presented on the individual legal needs survey and the Coronavirus impact dashboard.


Title: LawTech UK Sandbox Pilot Showcase evemt

Date: 25 March 2021

Speaker/author: Aisling O’Connell, Regulatory Policy manager

Description: Aisling O’Connell took part in the ‘Navigating Regulation’ panel, along with colleagues from the SRA and Law Society of Scotland.


Title: Compliance Expert Panel: Speaking to the regulators Live

Date: 16 March 2021

Speaker/author: Chris Nichols, Director, Regulation and Policy

Description: Chris Nichols joined the panel at The Access Group’s event alongside Legal Services Consumer Panel, Solicitors Regulation Authority, Legal Ombudsman.


Title: The quest for regulatory equality: disproportionality in the regulation of Global Majority lawyers – where are we now and what comes next?’

Date: 03 March 2020

Speaker/author: Angela Latta, Head, Performance and Oversight

Description: Angela Latta, spoke at a Leigh Day event on diversity, entitled ‘The quest for regulatory equality: disproportionality in the regulation of Global Majority lawyers – where are we now and what comes next?’


Title: Policy Profession Conference Week event

Date: 11 February 2021

Speaker/author: Steve Brooker,  Head, Policy Development and Research

Description: Ministry of Justice’s Policy Profession Conference Week event.


Title: Covid-19 and the Provision of Legal Services

Date: 09 February 2021

Speaker/author: Chris Nichols, Director, Regulation and Policy

Description: Chris Nichols attended and spoke at this event hosted by Industry and Parliament Trust.


Title: State of Legal Services 2020 webinar

Date: 14. January 2021

Speaker/author: Steve Brooker, Head, Policy, Development and Research

Description: Steve Brooker, presenting the State of Legal Services 2020 report at the webinar event.


Title: The quest for regulatory equality: the disproportionate impact of regulation on lawyers from BAME backgrounds

Date: 11 November 2020

Speaker/author: Angela Latta, Head, Performance and Oversight

Description: Angela Lata spoke on the panel at Leigh Day’s Regulatory and Disciplinary law team’s event on the quest for regulatory equality.


Title: Ongoing competence in the legal services sector (England and Wales)

Date: 29 October 2020

Speaker/author: Margie McCrone, Regulatory Policy Manager

Description: Margie McCrone presenting at the virtual ICLR conference about ongoing competence.


Title: Online regional event: Liverpool and the North West

Date: 19 October 2020

Speaker/author: Matthew Hill, CEO

Description: Matthew Hill presented on the impacts of Covid-19 on the legal services sector.


TitleLSB Senior Stakeholder Summit

Date: 24 September 2020

Speaker/Author: Steve Brooker, Head, Policy, Development and Research

Description: Steve Brooker, presenting at the Senior Stakeholder Summit.


Title: Are we out of step? The legal services sector approach to ongoing competence

Date: 29 July 2020

Speaker/author: Margie McCrone, Regulatory Policy Manager

Description: Margie McCrone, presentation to the City of London Law Society summer workshop.


Title: Legal Cheek Education Conference: The Trainee of the 2020s

Date: 14 May 2020

Speaker/author: Matthew Hill, LSB Chief Executive

Description: Matthew Hill, panel discussion at the virtual Legal Cheek Education Conference.


Title: Reshaping services: the role of diversity in regulation

Date: 22 April 2020

Speaker/author: Matthew Hill, LSB Chief Executive

Description: Matthew Hill, presented at the Judicial Diversity Forum on the role of diversity in legal services regulation.


Title: Diversity in the Legal Services Sector

Date: 12 March 2020

Speaker/author: Dr Helen Phillips, LSB Chair

Description: Dr Helen Phillips, addressed the Judicial Appointments Commission and presented on Diversity in the sector.


Title: Regulation in the legal services market – structures, roles and independence (PDF)

Date: 25 February 2020

Speaker/author: Matthew Hill, LSB Chief Executive

Description: Matthew Hill’s presentation to the Westminster Legal Policy Forum: Regulation in the legal services market – structures, roles and independence.


Title: Can Public Legal Education (PLE) really increase access to justice?

Date: 24 February 2020

Speaker/author: Tom May, Research Manager

Description: On the first day of Justice Week, LSB hosted an event on Public Legal Education (PLE). Our Research Manager, Tom May, presented on research insights into PLE and findings from the Individual Legal Needs Survey. Then there was a panel discussion with Kate Briscoe, CEO of Legal Beagles, Enver Soloman, CEO of Just for Kids Law and Michael Olatokun,  Head of Public and Youth Engagement, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.


Title: CILEx Regulation Entity Event

Date: 8 February 2020

Speaker/author: Dr Helen Phillips, LSB Chair

Description: Dr Helen Phillips, addressed the CILEx Regulation Entity Event and presented on the relationship between LSB and CILEx Regulation and issues of mutual interest.


Title: “Legal services that everyone can access and trust” 
Making it happen – removing barriers to innovation (PDF)

Date: 28 November 2019

Speaker/author: Matthew Hill, LSB Chief Executive

Description: Matthew Hill, presented at the Legal Futures Innovation Conference on legal services that everyone can access and trust.


Title: ‘The current state of legal diversity – regulator performance, collaboration and stakeholder accountability’ (PDF)

Date: 13 June 2019

Speaker/author: Jemima Coleman, LSB Board member

Description: Jemima Coleman’s speech to the Westminster Legal Policy Forum: “Diversity in Legal Services”.


Title: ‘Legal services that everyone can access and trust’

Date: 1 April 2019

Speaker: Neil Buckley, LSB Chief Executive

Description: Neil Buckley, presented to the Cardiff and District Law Societies.


Title: ‘Regulating through uncertain times’

Date: 18 March 2019

Speaker/author: Neil Buckley, LSB Chief Executive

Description: Neil Buckley’s speech to the Natwest Symphony Legal Spring Conference: Powering Through Uncertainty.


Title: ‘Next steps for regulating technology and innovation in Legal Services

Date: 27 February 2019

Speaker/author: Steve Brooker, LSB Head of Policy Development and Research

Description: Steve Brooker’s keynote speech to the Westminster Legal Policy Forum: ‘Technology and the Legal Market’.


Title: ‘The legal needs of Small Businesses in England & Wales

Date: 6 July 2018

Speaker/author: Rob Cross, LSB Research Manager

Description: LSB Research Manager presentation to the OECD – OCDE Roundtable on Equal Access to Justice in Riga, Latvia.