October 2019
Network Event
7 November 2019 - 8 November 2019
LCN National Conference and AGM 2019: DOING JUSTICE IN DARK TIMES

Law Centres Annual Conference and AGM:
Justice in Dark Times

Noon Thursday 7 November - 5pm Friday 8 November 2019


*** Special discounted train fares for delegates
on certain Great Western Railway routes, see below ***

*** Half-price tickets for Junior Lawyers and students***
Away Day for Law Centres Junior Network Members post-conference on Saturday 9 November

 New Law Centres:  2 for 1 offer ***


Thursday 7
9.30am-12pm          Pre-conference Caseworker Event (EUSS Complex Cases) and training on
                                 "How to price fee charging services and make a profit"

12pm-1pm               Registration/Sandwich lunch
1pm-5pm                 Plenaries and workshops
6.30pm-11pm          Reception and Dinner at the Palm Court, Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

Friday 8
9.30am-5pm            Plenaries and workshops including our AGM (1.30pm-2.30pm)
6pm                         After-conference social (drinks, pizza and local Law Centre DJ)


Saturday 9
9.30am-4pm            Away Day for Law Centres Junior Network Members


Conference Programme

Conference flyer here

Please see the latest draft Programme here


Pre-conference and Post-conference events

The events/trainings below are open to Law Centres conference delegates or Law Centres staff only. For further details and to book your place, please click on the event you are interested in:

EUSS Complex Cases Law Centres Caseworkers Event 
(Thursday 7 November, 9.30am-12pm, Osborne Clarke, Bristol)

"How to price fee charging services and make a profit" training for Law Centres staff
(Thursday 7 November, 9.30am-12pm, Osborne Clarke, Bristol)

Away day for Law Centres Junior Network members
(Saturday 9 November, 9.30am-4pm, Bristol Law Centre)


Fundraising:  Jayne Edwards will be available during the Conference on Thursday and Friday morning if you would like to have a chat on your fundraising needs, options or applications.  Please email Jayne@lawcentres.org.uk to book your slot.



When booking please note that the conference tickets do not include travel or accommodation.

Our 2-day conference package

  • refreshments and lunch on Thursday and Friday
  • reception and dinner at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel on Thursday evening

Single-day tickets include:

  • refreshments and lunch during the day
  • please book the Reception/Dinner separately if you wish to attend on Thursday evening

Dinner-only ticket: if you are bringing a non-delegate, you may purchase this ticket for them to attend the Thursday evening reception/dinner. 

Please scroll through the ticket section and read the ticket descriptions carefully. 

Law Centres staff, please select the LCN Members tickets.  

If you are not from a Law Centre, please select the ticket option for Non Members.


Below is a range of accommodation options within walking distance of the conference venue and Bristol Temple Meads train station. We suggest you consult several websites before as the rates can vary from one to another:

Ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay
3 min walk to conference venue / 5 min to Temple Meads train station / 23 min walk to dinner venue 

Novotel Bristol Centre
7 min walk to conference venue  / 8 min walk to Temple Meads train station / 15 min walk to dinner venue

Other hotel options

Conference:  Burges Salmon, One Glass Wharf, Bristol BS2 0ZX

Reception/Dinner:  The Palm Court, Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TA


Travel Information

Exclusive offer on Great Western Railway (eg Return London Paddington-Bristol Temple Meads for £44!)

We are pleased to inform you that GWR are offering special rates on some of their routes for delegates travelling to Bristol to attend a conference (including peak time trains if seats are available). You just need to book the tickets on their website and have a copy of your conference ticket to show on the train when asked by the train manager.

Important booking instructions:

  • To take advantage of this offer, please book your train tickets here. Click on Bristol.
  • In the "To" box, please make sure you write "Bristol Conf Ctr" as your destination, this will automatically add the special fares (to and from Bristol Temple Meads station)
  • Just select the outbound train (return is open on any GWR trains), you will then be able to see all available trains and carry on and book as normal

Please email cristina@lawcentres.org.uk if you have any questions re: this offer.

Cancellation Policy

If you have to cancel:

Your Conference payment will be refunded if the LCN is notified of the cancellation 7 clear days in advance of the conference. If cancellation is made within 7 days of the Conference, the payment will not be refunded.  Non-attenders will not be refunded.

LCN will not be liable for any costs incurred by an individual or organisation e.g. travel expenses. 

If we have to cancel:
On occasion, LCN may need to cancel an event due to extenuating circumstances. The decision to cancel an event is at the discretion of the Director. All delegates will be notified by e-mail. LCN will refund the conference fees or offer a place at an alternative event. 

LCN will not be liable for any costs incurred by an individual or organisation e.g. travel expenses.