Blake Morgan and Cardiff University to host “Jurisdiction in Practice” Seminar

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The Wales Governance Centre of Cardiff University is joining forces with Blake Morgan LLP to host a seminar looking at the operation of a distinct Jurisdiction in Practice in Wales.

As the constitutional settlement in Wales is changing, attention is now being turned to the legal system in Wales and how it deals with a growing body of Welsh law. The UK Government has established a ‘Justice in Wales’ working group to consider the practical implications of a Welsh body of law.  The aim of this half-day seminar is to consider the opportunities and challenges that could arise from a distinct jurisdiction.

Commenting, the convener of the Seminar, Dr. Huw Pritchard of Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre said:

“There is increasing divergence between the law of England and Wales and this will grow as we move to a new reserved powers model of devolution.

“We hope this seminar will help inform the ‘Justice in Wales’ working group established by the UK government to consider the practical implications of a distinct body of law in Wales for the shared legal system of England and Wales.”

Emyr Lewis, the Regional Senior Partner for Wales, Blake Morgan LLP

“Blake Morgan is delighted to be able to host this important seminar to consider the opportunities and challenges that could arise from a distinct jurisdiction. This will be an opportunity to consider the constitutional arguments in the context of practice. There is still much to be discussed regarding what a growing separate body of law in Wales, and calls for a distinct jurisdiction, will mean for practitioners, users, and legislators.”