Legal News Exchange: A more equal Wales: The Socio Economic Duty

August 14 2020

Legal News Wales presents an exploration of the socio-economic duty in Wales, coming into force on 31 March 2021, with Barristers from 30 Park Place.

The duty will be a key mechanism in supporting the most vulnerable in our society and something which will be extremely important when we recover from the current crisis.

This FREE, online, one-hour event will look at:

  • the duty coming into force in Wales;
  • what it means;
  • who it will apply to, and;
  • what it requires.

Who should attend

  • Local government lawyers
  • Lawyers specialising in administrative & public law
  • Welsh Government lawyers
  • Public bodies in Wales
  • Charities & campaign groups


Rhodri Williams QC
Christian J Howells


Speaker profiles

Rhodri Williams QC, Head of Public Law

Rhodri specialises in Local Government and Administrative Law and EU Law. He is recommended in the areas of local government law (Chambers & Partners), public procurement (Chambers & Partners) and public and administrative law (Legal 500).

He deals with cases involving both local and regional government, including advising the Welsh Government and other Government Departments and local authorities, in England, Wales and in Northern Ireland. In 2000, he was appointed to the Attorney General’s list of approved Counsel and to the list of the Counsel General to the National Assembly for Wales and has represented the United Kingdom Government on several occasions before the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxemburg. He was called to the Bar in Northern Ireland in 2009. He took silk in 2010. He was made a bencher of Gray’s Inn in 2015. 

Christian J Howells

Christian is a public law specialist. He is on the Attorney General’s Regional A Panel and the Counsel General for Wales’ B Panel. He is ranked in the Legal 500 as a leading junior in public law, described as ‘tenacious with a very sharp intellect’.

He has extensive experience in the higher courts, including the Administrative Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He is instructed on behalf of claimants, local authorities, health boards, police forces, the Home Department, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Defence and several charities. 

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