The Joint Planning Law Conference, Oxford is now in its 42nd 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 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.
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08 January 2015
Congratulations to Steve Quartermain, DCLG on being awarded a CBE and John Rhodes, founding partner of planning consultancy Quod, who received an OBE in the New Year Honours, both who have spoken at...
07 January 2015
Ian Dove QC (past speaker), Andrew Gilbart QC (past speaker) and David Holgate QC have all been appointed as High Court Queen's Bench Division Judges in 2014. Many congratulations to them all.
Relevant, interesting and challenging in equal measure, the conference combines high quality, topical content with a welcoming, friendly and highly sociable atmosphere.
Executive Director, Argent Group plc