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The Yorkshire Legal Conference: Driving the Northern Powerhouse

08:30 – 09:30 Refreshments and Exhibition 
09:30– 09:45 Welcome from the Chair
Nick Hawkins, St Phillips Chambers
09:45 – 10:15 How can Yorkshire make the most of the Northern Powerhouse?
Jonathan Oxley, Institute of Directors for Yorkshire & the Humber
10:15 – 11:00 How can Yorkshire’s legal sector help build the Northern Powerhouse?
Panel Session
Richard Moran, Clarion
Dr Michael Varney, The University of Hull
Jonathan Oxley, Institute of Directors for Yorkshire & the Humber
Gerard Khoshnaw, Gateley
Nigel Broadbent, Lupton Fawcett
11:00 – 11:30 Refreshments and Exhibition 
11:30 – 12:00 Across the Pennines – working with other regions
Natalie Cosgrove, Sheffield Law Society
David Travis, Manchester Law Society
Alison Lobb, Liverpool Law Society
Martin Collingwood, Hull Incorporated Law Society
Bill Barton, Leeds Law Society
12:00 – 12:30 What can we expect from regeneration projects in Leeds over the next decade?
Tom Riordan the Chief Executive of Leeds City Council
12:30 – 13:00 Getting over legal hurdles to build the right infrastructure
Amy Harhoff, Head of Policy & Strategy for Transport for the North
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and Exhibition 
14:00 – 14:30 The implications of Brexit
David Kilduff, Walker Morris
Professor Andrea Nollent, University of Law
Martin Venning, UK Northern Powerhouse
Gerard Khoshnaw, Gateley
14:30 – 15:00 Building new trade links
Martin Phelan, Northern Powerhouse
15:00 – 15:30 Do we need devolution for the Northern Powerhouse concept to work?
Andy Mahon, BDO
15:30 – 15:50 Mid-afternoon break 
15:50 – 16:20 Financing the Northern Powerhouse
Grant Peggie, The British Business Bank
16:20 – 16:50 Where should the money go? Identifying the gaps
Paul Swinney, Centre for Cities
16:50 – 17:25 Working with foreign investment
Panel Session
Richard Moran, Clarion
Poonam Kaur,  FDS Wakefield
Paul Swinney, Centre for Cities
17:25 – 17:30 Chair to close
17:30 – 18:30 Drinks reception 

 

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