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Guest lecture to explore the rule of law in the digital age


The President of the Law Society of England and Wales, Joe Egan, is to visit Leeds Law School to deliver a guest lecture.

The free event, organised by Leeds Law School at Leeds Beckett, will see Joe Egan, President of the Law Society of England and Wales, reflect on the drivers of change of the legal profession.  He will also look at how technology is changing the way legal services are provided and the skills needed for the lawyers of the future.

The talk, which is part of Leeds Law School’s Law in Practice guest lecture series, takes place at the University’s Rose Bowl building on 14 November at 6pm.  To book tickets, visit http://bit.ly/joeegan.

Speaking ahead of the lecture, Deveral Capps, Dean of Leeds Law School, said: “Information technology and artificial intelligence plays an important role in legal practice and life in general; Joe’s lecture will therefore be of great interest to anyone with an interest in law and justice and we very much look forward to listening to his talk.

Future speakers in the Law in Practice series include Paul Herbert, partner at London-based law firm Goodman Derrick LLP, Nick Hardwick, current Chair of the Parole Board and former Chief Inspector of Prisons, and David Mepham, the Director of Human Rights Watch.

For more details of all Leeds Beckett events, please visit www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/events

Admitted in 1982, Joe Egan set up his own firm in 1986 specialising in criminal law.  Joe became the first solicitor in Bolton to achieve the right to appear in the Crown courts when he was granted higher rights in 1995.  Based in Bolton, his firm has expanded to include matrimonial, personal injury, civil litigation and property work.  As an advocate, he has appeared in civil trials and matrimonial final hearings.  Recently, he has developed a practice in contested probate.

For over 15 years Joe has been joint honorary secretary of Bolton Law Society of which he is also a past president.  Since 2006 he has represented solicitors in Lancashire and Greater Manchester on the Law Society's Council.


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