On Thursday evening, 26 May, Legal Wales in tandem with the University of Wales Press hosted a virtual round table discussion to consider the future for legal publishing in Wales. The symposium was attended by representatives of the Legal Wales Board, the Press, the Welsh Government and the professions. The Press, as an academic publisher with an established reputation for the publication of scholarly works, has experience of commissioning and producing texts for the educational market including titles on Welsh legal history.
Conscious of the differences involved in producing a literature for a professional market, the Press was interested to hear of the needs of the Welsh legal community post-devolution. The discussion considered the respective merits of producing printed as opposed to on-line texts, the challenges involved in maintaining up-to-date versions of such works, and the feasibility of producing a journal or year book of Welsh law. All sides agreed that the discussions had been useful and that they should perhaps be continued and advanced by means of a session at the Legal Wales Conference at which the ideas canvassed could be debated by a wider audience.
Information regarding UWP’s current legal titles can be viewed here on the University of Wales Press Website