Conference 2017: Manchester

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Key Themes

Our 2017 focus is Together or apart? Effective ways of working which will allow us to explore different working practices and working relationships, training techniques, tech solutions and the role of our professional networks, as well as the Brexit vote and its potential impact. We hope to explore and reflect on some of the great strengths of our profession – the friendship and camaraderie both in our teams but also across organisations and sectors along with our ability to manage change and to see opportunities for new ways of working, not to mention the resilience we have shown time and time again over the last few years.

Plenary sessions will cover topics from the legal technologies of the future, through to copyright, digital archives and results from the inaugural BIALL Annual Law Firm Survey. These are complemented by the varied parallel sessions and lightning talks, which are back by popular demand following excellent feedback from the 2016 Conference.

Keynote Speaker

David Allen Green

David Allen Green

BIALL are thrilled that David Allen Green will be our Keynote Speaker this year. David is a Senior Consultant at Preiskel & Co., as well as a columnist on law and policy for the Financial Times and a must read legal blogger via his Jack of Kent blog. David will be looking at the likely impact of Brexit on the legal profession.

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Venue Information

Set in the heart of Manchester,The Principal Manchester, formerly known as The Palace Hotel, is just a minute’s walk from Oxford Road Train Station and close to all major transport links including Piccadilly Train Station, M60, M62, M6 and Manchester Airport. The hotel itself is a historical grade II listed red brick building literally oozing with history and character. The hotel’s unique facade, coupled with its distinctive 217-foot tall clock tower marks it out as a recognised landmark within Manchester.

The hotel stands directly opposite the Palace Theatre and is a few minutes from the Opera House and Bridgewater Hall, home of the famous Halle Orchestra. With its excellent transport links, it is also an ideal base for touring Greater Manchester and the surrounding countryside. The Principal Manchester’s 275 modern and contemporary bedrooms guarantee a comfortable and memorable stay.

Address: Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA
Phone: 0161 288 1111