Annual Conference 2023

Annual Conference 2023

Inspirational leadership & strategy learning

Culture is the heartbeat of any successful organisation. It's the invisible force that shapes behaviours, influences decision-making, and defines the overall employee experience. In today's competitive landscape, nurturing the right culture is not just an option; it's a strategic imperative.

A strong culture fosters employee engagement, collaboration, and a shared sense of purpose. It builds a foundation of trust, empowerment, and transparency, enabling people to deliver great performance.

Impacting every facet of your business, from productivity and innovation to employee engagement and client experience, a thriving culture also drives employee retention and reduces turnover costs. It can become a powerful differentiator for prospective employees and help you attract top talent. By prioritising and investing in a vibrant culture, firms can create an environment where individuals flourish, teams excel, and the entire business improves.

So join us for this year’s LawNet Annual Conference on Friday 10 November as we explore the multifaceted aspects of culture that drive employee engagement, foster strong connections, and ultimately enable your firm to thrive.



Our expert speakers will be sharing insights, strategies, and real-world experiences encouraging you to harness the power of a positive and dynamic culture.


Manley Hopkinson

Schooled on leadership through a mix of practical and academic, as an Officer in the Royal Navy and the Royal Hong Kong Police, a skipper in the BT Global Challenge, the world’s toughest yacht race, and in the winning team skiing to the Magnetic North Pole. For 22 years, Manley has worked with an extraordinary range of organisations across the world, bringing the power of compassionate leadership to create long-term commitment and so delivering sustainable high performance. Over the last 12 years Manley has held accountable leadership roles as the Director of People & Performance with a number of businesses.

Adam Kingl

Adam is Executive Director of Thought Leadership for London Business School Executive Education.  He sits on the School’s Management Committee, Executive Education Board, and is responsible for bringing cutting edge thinking in many formats to a practitioner audience.

Adam has consulted, designed and taught courses in areas including generational paradigms of work and leadership, unleashing personal and team creativity, strategic innovation, management innovation, organisational culture, high performing teams, fulfilling organisational purpose, and leadership.


Christine Armstrong

Consistently ranked amongst the top speakers at events and conferences, Christine Armstrong researches and presents emerging trends in the world of work. Recently named sixth out of the Top 50 Future of Work influencers in the world, she is a popular vlogger, acclaimed author, and renowned expert in communications and management.  

Christine’s one-off, interactive talks weave together real working experiences with hard data to create uniquely-relatable stories. She uses these to explore and explain cutting-edge research in leadership strategy, team cohesion and productivity. 

Through her mix of science-backed evidence and self-deprecating humour, you will be educated and entertained, and empowered with practical takeaways to overcome the challenges of leadership.


For this year's event, on Friday 10 November, we are returning once again to the Award winning Celtic Manor Resort. 

Home of the 2010 Ryder Cup and host venue of the NATO Summit 2014, the five-star Celtic Manor Resort is set in more than 2,000 acres of panoramic parkland at the gateway to Wales.