The Branch’s 32nd Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 20th April 2022 at 6pm for 6.15pm at the Oxford and Cambridge Club, 71-77 Pall Mall, St. James's,
London SW1Y 5HD. Only members of the CIArb London Branch can attend the AGM. To register your attendance please email Elinor Pritchard (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1. Apologies for absence.
2. Approval of the minutes of the 2021 AGM.
3. Matters arising from the 2021 AGM.
4. Chair’s Report on the Branch’s activities since the last AGM.
5. Honorary Treasurer’s Report for the Branch for the financial year ended 31st December 2021.
6. Results of election to the Branch Committee for the forthcoming year.
7. Branch candidate for CIArb Presidential Election.
8. Any other business.
If any member would like to raise any additional matter at the AGM, they must inform the Honorary Secretary by 30th March 2022.
The AGM will be followed at 7pm by the 2022 Keynote Address, which will be delivered by Christina Blacklaws. The title is ‘The impact of legal technology on legal services - what does that mean and what should we do about it?’ The Keynote Address is open to all. If you would like to attend the Keynote Address please also register with Elinor Pritchard (email@example.com).
Christina Blacklaws - Keynote Speaker
“The impact of legal technology on legal services - what does that mean and what should we do about it?”
We are delighted that our Keynote Speaker this year is Christina Blacklaws. She is the Chair of the LawtechUK Panel, which is a unique group of leaders and experts from the public and private sectors, collaborating to accelerate the digital transformation of the legal sector for the benefit of society and the economy, and to ensure the UK’s continuing leadership in legal and court services. The Panel was established in 2018 by the Secretary of State for Justice and acts as the advisory board to LawtechUK. She also chairs the Advisory Group for Innovate UK's Next Generation Services.
Christina studied Jurisprudence at Oxford and qualified as a solicitor in 1991. She has developed and managed law firms, including a 'virtual law' firm and set up the UK’s first Alternative Business Structure with the Co-operative. She has also been a COO and Director of Innovation for a large law firm.
From 2016 until 2019 Christina was an elected office holder (Deputy Vice President, Vice President then President) of the Law Society of England and Wales. During her time as President, Christina acted as an international ambassador for the profession. Christina organised and championed the largest ever global research and campaign into women in leadership in the law and chaired a commission into the use of algorithms in the justice system.
Christina is now a non-executive director for 3 law firms, sits on the council of the IBA and the QC Selection Panel and is the Head of Faculty of the Legal Technology and Innovation Institute.