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16-18 September 2016
New College Oxford

2016 Conference

2016 Conference

The Joint Planning Law Conference, Oxford is now in its 44th year. It provides a unique opportunity for members of all four planning professions to meet and network in relaxed surroundings and to discuss the key legal issues that affect the planning system.


It is regularly fully booked with around 200 delegates from all four professions and offers excellent value for money. Often referred to as "the Oxford planning conference" or "JPLC", it has become something of an institution but don't let this put you off - new faces are just as welcome as the more familiar ones.

JPLC Oxford is jointly organised by members of the Law Society, the Bar Council, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Town Planning Institute. The programme is put together by a committee made up of leading individuals from all four professions, who meet monthly to ensure a high quality event.

The mix of speakers, delegates, committee members and official guests is unlike any other planning conference. It offers the chance to discuss the burning issues which all planning professionals are facing with the leading practitioners of the day. The papers given at JPLC Oxford are seminal works in the field - they are often forward looking and have a lasting relevance to daily planning practice. Delegates gather in the Oxford Union debating chamber to hear speaker presentations and questions and answers. There are opportunities for delegates to mingle and continue discussions at social receptions and over formal dinners in New College Dining Hall.


Bookings are now being taken for 2016 Conference

07 April 2016

We look forward to seeing you at this year's conference. Early bird fee available until end of June 2016. Book early to avoid disappointment, we have got off to a great start, many thanks to all tha...

Lionel Read QC

15 November 2015

It is with great sadness that the JPLC committee have learnt of the death of Lionel Read QC.


Testimonials

The Oxford Planning Conference is an excellent opportunity to keep up, both with the new developments and thinking in a rapidly changing world and also with old friends and colleagues. It is a winning combination of education and sociability which I always make it a point to try not to miss.

Barrister, No 5 Chambers

One of the best planning law conferences in the annual calendar - you can always expect speakers who are both erudite and entertaining, professional organisation and an unparalleled opportunity to network in the bar and disco!

Principal Solicitor, Environment Agency

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Download the 2016 brochure or book your place online for this years event (booking available Easter).

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