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Stage set for Europe’s largest legal expo – Over 1,500 visitors expected to attend The London Law Expo 2016

It is the annual legal event that just keeps getting bigger: this year, more than 1,500 visitors are expected to attend London Law Expo, which will be held at The Old Billingsgate on 11 October.

Following the events sold out success in 2015 and 2014, conference organiser Netlaw Media has increased stage capacities, extended seating areas and included the feature of a complimentary champagne bar at this year’s show. In total, more than 30 leading experts are due to give presentations during the course of the full-day event, alongside over 50 exhibitors who will be showcasing their products and services across the conference venue.

With four content driven presentation stages, three of the stages will focus on specific areas of legal practice strategy and performance improvement, and will be chaired by senior figures from the profession. The Crown Stage, overseen by former DMH Stallard managing partner Tim Aspinall, will focus on law firm and in-house operational matters, and will include a review of law firm organisational structures and the use of analytics in professional services. The Tech Hub stage will focus on legal IT best practice, innovation and IT security, and will be overseen by Janet Day, formerly of BLP. The Chancery Stage, chaired by Ian Jeffery, chief executive of Lewis Silkin will focus on issues relating to legal practice support, including international business development and pricing.

The Main Stage, chaired by Professor Stephen Mayson will kick off with a keynote presentation on the future direction of legal services regulation. Professor Mayson will then be joined on stage for a panel discussion on this topic, panelists for this session will include both the chief executives of the SRA and LSB, the president of the Law Society, the chair of the Bar Council and a senior representative from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The CMA is currently undertaking market study into the supply of legal services in England and Wales.

Continuing the overall London Law Expo theme of how legal practices can enhance their performance by adopting a clear strategic focus, one of the more recently announced speakers include Hariolf Wenzler, chief strategy officer for Baker & McKenzie in Germany and Austria.

As is traditional with Netlaw Media events, the final keynote presentation of the day will be delivered by a high profile speaker from outside the legal sector, who will offer a strategic focused presentation to assist leader’s from within the legal sector development a new range of skills. This year, London Law Expo attendees will hear from Christian Horner OBE, team principal of the Red Bull Racing Formula One team. In just five years, Horner led Red Bull Racing from a struggling mid-ranking F1 outfit to winning four F1 World Constructors’ Championship titles in succession. Horner’s presentation will explore how organisations can re-energise, re-establish and re-invent management, in order to boost overall team performance and operational success.

Commenting on the forthcoming London Law Expo, Netlaw Media’s managing director Frances Armstrong says: “Running the modern legal practice is much more than just offering excellent legal services, it’s also about having a clear strategic vision, responding to regulatory change, and having the right operational and technology infrastructures in place, rather like running a successful F1 racing team. We hope Christian Horner’s presentation, and also those of the 30 + expert speakers presenting at the event, will inspire law firm leaders to evaluate their own place in the legal market, whilst considering which strategic steps they need to take to improve that position. In addition, the 50 plus exhibitors at this year’s event will be on hand to assist law firms run their practices as efficiently as possible.”

For all information (including visitor registration and exhibition enquiries) for the London Law Expo 2016, visit or telephone Netlaw Media on Tel: 0044 (0)20 31764200


The London Law Expo 2016 is expected to become Netlaw Media’s 15th successive major law event to reach full capacity and visitors are encouraged to register early.