Students and Young Lawyers Conference 2023

Friday, February 24, 2023 - Sunday, February 26, 2023 Rock UK Frontier Centre, Irthlingborough

The SYL Conference is a unique annual conference for students and young lawyers (SYL), connecting the Christian faith with law, building Christian friendships within the legal world, and preparing delegates for living and working with Christ-centred purpose.


This weekend away provides an exceptional opportunity to meet and network with other Christians in law at varying stages of their careers. Come along and get involved!

"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12.2 ESV

Paul warns us that the "world" - the manner of thinking and acting that is in rebellion against God - will try to conform us to its ungodly pattern, which is ultimate futile and ruinous. What are the patterns of this world, present in our legal culture, that we should resist? And for Christians lawyers who know the goodness, the perfections, the justice of God, and who want to be part of something that lasts forever, what does life-changing, non-conformity look like?

At the LCF Student and Young Lawyers Conference, from Friday evening 24th February to Sunday lunchtime 26th February 2023, we will consider “Metanoia: Conformity and Transformation in the legal world".

The Conference will take place at Frontier Centre in Northamptonshire. Join us for a weekend of teaching, fellowship and fun.

T he programme will also give you the chance to hear from leading firms (see below our sponsors) about opportunities and top tips to start or advance your career in law.

Janys Scott KC and Ally Henderson will be our main speakers. If you’re a law student, in legal training, or qualified recently, we’d love you to join us for a great weekend!

Tickets: £0 – £129

If finances are a concern, please let us know at

Some practical information:

  • Tickets are subsidized and include accommodation (2 nights) and meals.
  • If you plan on travelling by car, the conference centre has good motorway links. The full address is: Frontier Centre, Addington Rd, Irthlingborough, Wellingborough NN9 5UH. Ample parking is available in designated areas on site.
  • The nearest railway station is Wellingborough. Once we have the arrival details of the delegates, we`` will seek ways to facilitate transport from the station to the Conference venue.
  • Registration will take place on Friday 24 February from 6pm. On Sunday 26 February, lunch will be served at 1pm enabling our departure at 2pm.

If you have any questions, please email:

About our speakers:

Janys Scott KC

Janys worked as a solicitor in both England and then Scotland before entering the Scottish bar in 1992. She has served as a part-time sheriff since 2005, taking silk in 2007. Janys has particular interests in family and public law. She has argued cases in the sheriff courts, the Court of Session and the Supreme Court. She has been Director of Westwater Advocates since 2019. She also chairs the Board of Trustees of Adoption and Fostering Alliance Scotland and is Vice-chair of the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship.

A lasdair Henderson

Alasdair Henderson is a barrister at 1 Crown Office Row, specialising in public law, human rights, employment law and equality law. Before coming to the Bar, Alasdair was a research fellow for the International Centre for Not-for-Profit Law in Washington DC. Following this, he worked for International Justice Mission in Kigali, Rwanda assisting in cases of land rights violations and sexual violence against children. He also acted as a consultant to the Rwandan Government on the revision of their legislation regulating charities and NGOs. In addition, he is a Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).