The Association has an annual continuing education programme, the high points of which are the Peter Taylor Annual Memorial Address, an open lecture delivered by a senior member of the judiciary in memory of our first President, the later Lord Chief Justice, Lord Taylor of Gosforth, a weekend Residential Clinical Negligence seminar in the second or third week of September which alternates between colleges at Oxford and Cambridge, and the annual Saturday seminar on Solicitors’ Negligence in October. The PNBA also promotes basic education for juniors and returners to practice in its annual Back to Basics Course over three weekday evenings in November. In addition the Association holds lectures and seminars throughout the year, principally at the benchers rooms of Inner Temple and occasionally in Manchester and Leeds. The PNBA has an extensive provincial membership and our lectures are transcribed and occasionally videotaped for library use. Since 1997 the Back to Basics Course has been transmitted by video link live to chambers in Bristol, Nottingham, Leeds, Cardiff, Newcastle and Liverpool.
The Association is forward looking and always wishes to receive from members and lawyers generally topics for discussion and comment. Articles, reviews, notes and law reports are warmly welcomed for posting on our website and publication in PNLR.