“Devolution in Wales – Public Law and the National Assembly” Proceedings and papers presented at a conference held on 17th April 1999 at Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University (edited by Professor David Miers, Cardiff Law School and published with assistance from Geldards LLP):
“Clawr a Chynnwys”
“Foreword” by Lord Irvine of Lairg LC
“Introduction”– Christopher Pitchford QC Leader, Wales and Chester Circuit
“The Devolution of Powers from Central Government”– Prof Sir David Williams QC, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus, Cambridge University
“The Legal Implications of Welsh Devolution” – The Hon Mr Justice Thomas
“A Comparison Between the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales and the National Assembly for Wales” – David Lambert, former head of Legal Services, the Welsh Office
“Challenges to Actions of the National Assembly for Wales” – Malcolm Bishop QC and Keith Bush, 30 Park Place Chambers, Cardiff.
“The Government of Wales act 1998 and Human Rights” – Luke Clements, Cardiff Law School.
“The European Union and the National Assembly” – Prof Alan Dashwood, Professor of European Law, Cambridge University
“The New Model Wales” – Richard Rawlings, London School of Economics.
“Appendix” – Practice Direction on Devolution Issues (and Crown Office Applications in Wales)
Legal Wales Conference Papers
A selection of keynote addresses delivered at Legal Wales Conferences and other contributions to Legal Wales events
“Devolution in Wales: the Challenges Ahead” by Professor Sir David Williams QC FBA delivered at Legal Wales, Cardiff 2007
“National Identity and the Administration of Justice” by Lord Justice Pill delivered at Legal Wales, Cardiff 2009
“Government, Law and the Courts in the Evolving Welsh Constitution” by Rt Hon Carwyn Jones, the First Minister delivered at Legal Wales, Cardiff 2011
“The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom Constitution” – Lady Hale of Richmond JSC delivered at the Legal Wales, Llandudno 2012
“The UK Constitutional Settlement and the Role of the UK Supreme Court” - Lord Neuberger PSC delivered at the Legal Wales Conference, Bangor 2014
“21st Century family Law: The Michael Farmer Memorial Lecture” by Rt Hon Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, delivered at Legal Wales, Bangor 2014
“Devolution in Scotland: New laws, new challenges, new judge led reform” by The Rt Hon Lady Clark of Calton delivered at the Legal Wales, Cardiff 2015
“Family Law Modernisation: The Michael Farmer Memorial Lecture” by Sir Ernest Rider, Senior President of Tribunals, delivered at Legal Wales, Cardiff 2015
“Making Human Rights a Reality Across Europe ‐The Work of the European Court of Human Rights” by Judge Paul Mahoney, delivered at Legal Wales, Cardiff 2015
“The Modern Criminal Trial” The Michael Farmer Memorial Lecture 2016 delivered by Lord Justice Davis at the Legal Wales, Bangor 2016
“Legal Wales: Shaping the Future” by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd LCJ, delivered at Legal Wales, Bangor 2016
“A Collaborative Initiative: the Future for Legal Education and Practice in Wales – A Challenge to Welsh Law Schools” by Professor Iwan Davies, delivered at Legal Wales, Swansea 2017
“Developing Legal Wales” by Lord Justice Lloyd-Jones, delivered at Legal Wales, Swansea 2017
“Law in Wales: Access & Accountability” by the Counsel General for Wales, Jeremy Miles AM, delivered at Legal Wales, Aberystwyth 2018
“The Administration of Law in a Devolved Context” by Rt Hon Lord Carloway, Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General of Scotland, delivered at Legal Wales, Aberystwyth 2018
Address by Rt Hon Lord Burnett of Maldon LCJ, delivered at Legal Wales, Aberystwyth 2018
“Law Reform in Wales – 1” – by Nicholas Green LJ, Chair of the Law Commission of England and Wales, delivered at Legal Wales, Treforest 2019
“Law Reform in Wales - 2” by the Counsel General for Wales, Jeremy Miles AM, delivered at Legal Wales, Treforest 2019
“Laws, Procedure and Language; Civil Justice and Cymru” by Rt Hon Sir Terence Etherton MR, delivered at Legal Wales, Treforest 2019
Legal Wales Events
2007 – Legal Wales Dinner in Honour of Lord Justice Thomas
“Legal Wales: Some Reflections on our Future Tasks”: delivered by Lord Justice Thomas at a Legal Wales dinner given in his honour, Cardiff 2007
2016 – Visit of Robert French, Chief Justice of Australia to Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff
“Australian Federalism — Fathered by a Son of Wales” a lecture by Chief Justice Robert French AC to Public Law Wales and Legal Wales delivered at the Senedd on 15 September 2016
Policy Submissions by Legal Wales
Submission to the Commission on Justice in Wales on Accommodation for Justice in Cardiff – June 2019.
2019 - Submision on Cardiff Civil Justice Centre
2019 - Oral Evidence Memorandum 15.03.2019
Law Council of Wales Discussion and Consultation Paper: Response by Legal Wales to the Commission on Justice in Wales – November 2018.
2018 - Submission on Law Council of Wales
Strengthening the Administrative Court in Wales - A joint paper by Public Law Wales and Legal Wales” to Working Party on Administrative Justice outside London chaired by Lord Justice May – October 2006
2006 - Strengthening the Administrative Court in Wales
Link to Legacy Site of the Commission on Justice in Wales 2017-2019 – the Thomas Commission
Between 2017 and 2019 a commission chaired by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, formerly the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, carried out a review of the justice system in Wales of unparalleled breadth and depth, the report of the Commission, the research conducted in connection with its work and the representations received, form a body of information of lasting importance to the study of justice in Wales. The Commission’s website has been archived and can be accessed at:
Commission on Justice in Wales | GOV.WALES
Law Society Wales National Eisteddfod Robin ap Cynan Memorial Lecture Series
Since 1999 the Law Society Wales Office has sponsored an annual lecture at the National Eisteddfod of Wales by a leading member of the Welsh legal community.
In 2016 the lectures were renamed in memory of Robin ap Cynan (1959-2015), a former chair of the Wales Committee of the Law Society and member of the Council of the Law Society of England and Wales.
The full series of lectures will be available here with the permission of the Law Society of England and Wales:
2014 - Introduction by Huw Williams, Law Society Wales Committee
2014 - Elisabeth Jones - Who Cares about Competence?
2015 - HHJ Milwyn Jarman - Legal Services Next Five Years
2015 – Robin ap Cynan 1959-2015
2016 - HHJ Gareth Jones - Family Law Wales