North Wales Judge to speak at special Law lecture

Date: Friday 10th March 2023

His Honour Judge Niclas Parry will be the inaugural speaker at a special lecture, taking place at Wrexham Glyndwr University (WGU) later this month.

The first Cyril Oswald Jones Law Lecture hosted by the Law department at the university, which is being held on Thursday, March 23 from 6pm, will see Judge Parry discuss the developments of criminal law in Wales, with a particular focus on North East Wales.

A Crown Court Judge in the North East Wales region, Judge Parry has had an illustrious career and will hope to inspire the next generation of law professionals, as well as provide an insight into his work and reflect on some of the high profile cases during the course of his career. 

The lecture is supported by the Cyril Oswald Jones Law Bursary, which was set up after Francis Glynne-Jones made a significant donation to WGU last year, with money that had been received from his deceased brother, in memory of his grandfather Cyril Oswald Jones, his father, Hywel Glynne-Jones, and his brother Colin Glynne-Jones, all former Presidents of the Chester and North Wales Law Society.

The bursary fund is being put to use across a 10-year period to enable gifted WGU Law students from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue their ambition of a career in law by covering their course fees.

Following the establishment of the fund, the university’s Law department will organise an annual lecture as a way of highlighting the law profession and giving thanks for the Cyril Oswald Jones Law Bursary.

Judge Parry said: “It will be an immense privilege to be the inaugural speaker at the very first Cyril Oswald Jones Law Lecture held at WGU. 

“I will talk about the various developments of criminal law in Wales and what changes I’ve encountered during my professional career. I’m hoping it will be an insightful evening for those who come along.”

Dylan Rhys Jones, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader of Law at WGU, added: “We are delighted that His Honour Judge Niclas Parry will be the first speaker for the inaugural Cyril Oswald Jones Law Lecture. 

“Judge Parry’s vast experience and accomplishments speak for themselves. He is held in high esteem across Wales and is a superb role model for our students, demonstrating that with hard work, you can have a highly successful career in in Law in North East Wales.

“If you are interested in attending what we know will be an extremely fascinating talk, please confirm your place via the booking link below.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to express our huge gratitude to Francis Glynne-Jones and his family for supporting Law at WGU.”

Law students and local people working within the legal professional will attend the event, as well as local dignitaries. However, those interested in a career in law or are interested in listening to Judge Parry’s insights are welcome to attend. 

Prior to the lecture getting underway, there will be a welcome drinks reception at 5.30pm in the main foyer at WGU before guests are shown to the lecture, which is starting at 6pm in the Nick Whitehead Theatre.

To confirm your place, please book via this Eventbrite link.