The Solicitors’ Charity sponsors Building a better Life in the Law event


The Solicitors’ Charity sponsors Building a better Life in the Law event

Learn more about how to improve the culture in the law and how to make your legal organisation a happy and healthy place to work at  the ‘Building a Better Life in the Law’ event from LawCare, sponsored by The Solicitors’ Charity.


The conference will feature leaders across the profession who are pioneering new ways of working. They will share their experiences of improving the culture in law through an interactive programme of plenaries, panel discussions, workshops and breakout sessions. There are three tracks; Starting out – addressing the particular needs of junior lawyers; Innovation – in supervision and management; Leading – creating cultures where people feel valued and belong.




Opening keynote: Sam Jardine, partner Fieldfisher and LawCare champion talks about steps we can take as a legal community to improve the culture in law.

Panel discussion: Drivers for Cultural Change

Expert panel discussion exploring the drivers for culture change from a regulatory, risk, insurance and practice perspective featuring Juliet Oliver, SRA General Counsel, Naeema Sajid solicitor, founder of Diversity+ and co-founder of The Scottish Ethnic Minorities Lawyers Association, Paul Smith, Senior Risk Management Consultant at Travelers and Eugene Farrell MBPsS, Mental Health Consultancy Lead for AXA Health and a trustee of The Solicitors’ Charity.


Innovation workshop: Supervision

Practical session exploring a supervision model for family lawyers including a live demonstration of supervision led by Gillian Bishop, Consultant at Family Law in Partnership and psychotherapist Chris Mills.


Panel discussion: Reversing the great resignation

Hear from junior lawyer groups across the UK about their needs and practical tips for supporting and nurturing the transition into practice.


Leadership workshop with Dan Kayne: founder of the O Shaped Lawyer

Learn more about the O Shaped Lawyer programme which places people and human behaviours at the heart of a more modern, progressive legal profession.


Conversation with: US perspectives with Libby Coreno, New York State Bar Association


Innovation workshop – Fit for Law: Working with Others

Practical session with Dr Emma Jones and LawCare’s Mary Jackson on our new Fit for Law module Working with Others. How to work with clients, colleagues and other professionals as effectively and supportively as possible.


Leading workshop: What’s stopping you from introducing a 4 day week?

Led by Maurece Hutchinson, JMK Solicitors


Starting out workshop: Develop your mindset for transitioning into practice

Led by Matt Verrell, former corporate lawyer now executive coach and LawCare volunteer.


Conversation with: Law Society of England and Wales President I. Stephanie Boyce shares her reflections on building a modern and diverse profession.

Closing Keynote – Values and Purpose with Professor Steven Vaughan, Vice Dean and Professor of Law and Professional Ethics at the Faculty of Laws, University College London


For more information and to book tickets, which cost £100, visit

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