european lawyers day

On 25 October, the Law Society and the Bar Council of England and Wales organised a seminar to celebrate European Lawyers Day. 

European Lawyers Day was introduced by the Council of European Bars and Law Societies (CCBE) in 2014. It celebrates the rule of law and the legal profession’s intrinsic role in its defence, as well as lawyers’ common values and contribution to the justice system.

2017 marks the fourth edition of the day, which took place conjunction with the European Day of Justice, under the theme “E-volving lawyers - how digital transformation can enrich the relationship between the citizen and the lawyer”. 

Moderated by Christian Wisskichen, head of international policy at the Bar Council, delegates followed presentations by Lord Briggs, Supreme Court Judge and former Judge in charge of the Chancery Modernisation review; David Marshall, Managing Partner of Anthony Gold Solicitors and Immediate Past Chair of the Law Society’s Civil Justice Committee; Peter Wright, Founder and Managing Director of Digital Law UK and Chair of the Technology Working Group; and Derek Sweeting QC, Barrister and Chair of the Bar Council’s Legal Services Board.

Please find slides from the conference attached and below. If you have questions for the panellists, do not hesitate to contact us via