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27 January 2021
Crime , Civil Litigation , Custody Suite, Housing , Immigration , Family , Fraud. All essential updates straight to your mobile phone, tablet and PC ! This year we took the film crew into the studio and edited up 80 brand new state of the art training seminars for you...
This conference provided a solid overview of all criminal defence update requirements at London’s Conway Hall ,one of our favourite venues. Our guest charity, the Howard League for Penal Reform, presented on Representing Looked After Children at the Police station and Representing Victims of Modern Slavery or , County Lines...
It’s always a real pleasure to come to one of our buzzing London conferences ! Now the vision of providing conferences in all human rights based subject areas is really happening for us and we are delighted ! Working with the right teams is essential , as any Solicitor or...
Our first ever Social Housing Law Conference aimed only and solely at our vulnerable clients. With premium speakers and topics from The Community Law Partnership , Doughty Street, One Pump Court , 4-5 Grays Inn Square , 36 Group and 33 Bedford Row – this up and coming Social Housing...
Civil Litigation . Premium calibre CPD training with newcomers to Law Friends , 33 Bedford Row and Old Square Chambers . Our simple to follow continuing competence training plan delivers superb content relevant to the practitioner caseload , designed by Solicitors and Barristers and delivered impeccably to the very same...
A gold star line-up of speakers presented at our first ever London Fraud and Financial Crime Conference to a very alive conference full eager crime lawyers at Conway Hall, London. Our morning sessions were presented by the always excellent 2 Harcourt Buildings, which specialises in high-value, novel and complex frauds. James...
In response to demand, Law Friends Society is offering a ticket-only price of £75 for the upcoming Birmingham Criminal Defence Essential Update conference at the Priory Rooms Conference Centre on Friday 18 October. Several high-profile organisations will be involved in this exciting 7 CPD event: Goldsmith Chambers, Great James Street Chambers, Robert...
Our CPD is simple , fresh , innovative and highly informative and this conference was an immigration lawyers treat ! We presented niche sets Lamb Building, Great James Street Chambers and Goldsmith Chambers. We only use the very best in the business for our training conferences and keep safe our high...
Manchester University Great Hall . Another buzzing conference in a classic setting with the ever excellent niche sets Lamb Building, Great James Street and Goldsmith Chambers.  We presented some of the very best specialist Barristers in immigration law to some of the most committed and engaged immigration lawyers in the...
Manchester Criminal Defence Essential Update conference at the Manchester University Great Hall on Friday 11 October, 2019. We are super excited that individuals from five premium calibre organisations are fully on board this epic and buzzing conference!
24th May 2019Conway Hall, London In response to outstanding 2018 delegate feedback the London Spring Crime Conference focused on Police Station and Magistrates’ Court representation with essential update training delivered by vastly experienced leading senior Duty Solicitors, Barristers and Queens Counsel who are at the very top of the game....
23rd May 2019Conway Hall, London In response to outstanding 2018 delegate feedback this London Spring Immigration Law Conference focuses on the full spectrum of practitioner lead subjects with essential update training was delivered by vastly experienced leading senior Solicitors, Barristers and Queens Counsel who are at the very top of...
Thursday 25th October 2018 Conway Hall, Holborn, London Our conferences are upbeat, welcoming and buzzing. Here’s why! We always present highly informative, comprehensive and thorough seminars from the very best Solicitors, Barristers, Experts and QC’s active in the criminal courts arena presented by the best defence practitioners for all criminal...
Our October conferences are always a great day out ! This event gives opportunity for immigration lawyers to unite and for Law Friends to introduce the right people to you for the your caseload .Our high calibre training is structured by Solicitors and Barristers to tick all the boxes on...
Our delegates asked us if we could present a Family Law conference in London and we said yes ! We were delighted to open our doors to a new audience , new faces and a new network to expand our Law Friends ethos. We teamed up with Goldsmith Chambers and...
Birmingham Autumn Essential Update Crime Conference 2018 Friday 19th October 106 Delegates in 2017 gave our conferences a feedback score of 100% 378 Delegates in 2017 gave our conferences a feedback score above 80% Our conferences are upbeat, welcoming and buzzing. Here’s why! These detailed and highly informative, comprehensive and...
Immigration Law Essential Update Conference Birmingham Thursday 18th October 106 Delegates in 2017 gave our conferences a feedback score of 100% 378 Delegates in 2017 gave our conferences a feedback score above 80% Birmingham , the Priory Rooms , a perfect venue for the discerning lawyer to appreciate bespoke training...
Friends House Conference Centre Manchester 106 Delegates in 2017 gave our conferences a feedback score of 100% 378 Delegates in 2017 gave our conferences a feedback score above 80% In response to excellent feedback from our 2017 conferences our delegates requested that we provide a practical and procedural all encompassing...
MANCHESTER SPRING CONFERENCE 2018 FRIDAY 18th MAY Friends House Manchester HIGH CALIBRE – TOP SCORING – WELCOMING – PIONEERING – CREATIVE – ENGAGING – NON HIERARCHICAL – DYNAMIC – POLISHED – BRILLIANT – EMPOWERING – ON POINT 106 Delegates in 2017 gave our conferences a feedback score of 100% 378 Delegates in 2017 gave...
THURSDAY 17TH MAY 2018 Friends House Manchester HIGH CALIBRE – TOP SCORING – WELCOMING – PIONEERING – CREATIVE – ENGAGING – NON HIERARCHICAL – DYNAMIC – POLISHED – BRILLIANT – EMPOWERING – ON POINT 106 Delegates in 2017 gave our conferences a feedback score of 100%378 Delegates in 2017 gave our conferences a...
FRIDAY 11th MAY THE CAMDEN CENTRE A powerhouse of key players in criminal law at our Spring Conference presented on a rich spread of the most necessary updates and industry news. With superb speakers from the Doughty Street Crime Team and Women in Criminal Law’s Harriet Johnson of the Doughty...
It is always a real pleasure to work with The Defence Specialists 25 Bedford Row and as an accolade to their years of commitment to criminal defence we gave them premium position on our conference stage . Rudi Fortson QC and Paul Keleher QC covered the new release under investigation bail...
This conference was a real head turner for Manchester as we presented Doughty Street Chambers  and three of their leading Queen’s Counsel with an engaging thorough spread of essential criminal defence updates and a review of fingerprint forensics by Simon Bunter from Keith Borer Consultants. New venue, refreshments, self-certificating compliance...
Criminal Law Friends Society Summer Drinks  The Old Bank of EnglandLondon At the very heart of Legal London at the Old Bank of England near the Royal Courts of Justice we hosted summer drinks and a pub buffet for all our friends and colleagues who work in criminal defence Great people,...
Friday 26 May 2017 Friends House Conference Centre London This conference was held at the London Light Friends House conference centre and provided state of the art CPD conferencing for 450 criminal defence solicitors and barristers in Central London The Criminal Law Friends Society ethos was never more prominent than...
Blessed with a hot summer’s night we entertained the Manchester criminal defence community at a superb canal side venue with our friends at Garden Court North Chambers The Criminal Law Friends Society started out as a social support network for bedraggled police station and court room advocates , their support...
FRIDAY 12 MAY 2017 Friends House Conference Centre  Manchester Garden Court North Chambers are second to none when it comes to ethics and commitment and it was a real pleasure to present a series of conferences with them across the North of England on our UK tour with Mark George...
7CPD / 7 CCC £65 FRIENDS HOUSE CONFERENCE CENTRE FRIDAY 28 October 2016 John Cooper QC and Paul Keleher QC of 25 Bedford Row Crime Team held the day with 500 Solicitors and Barristers attending a state of the art London conference facility presenting a very strong program jam packed with...
Manchester Conference Centre FRIDAY 21st October 2016 Our Manchester criminal defence conferences with Garden Court North and Forensic Equity continued with SAHCA, Just for Kids Law and local champions Robert Lizar Solicitors . With legal aid under attack this issue was a prominent issue in this run of events SRA...
A Robust Defence Practitioner Update FRIENDS HOUSE CONFERENCE CENTRE FRIDAY 13 May 2016 Greg Foxsmith HCA , ex president of the LCCSA and Rudi Fortson QC of 25 Bedford Row crime team were our main speakers at this very well attended event which once again attracted 500 solicitors at a Central...
A Robust Defence Practitioner Update 7CPD / 7 CCC ONLY £75 Manchester Conference Centre FRIDAY 6 May 2016 “This is by far the best criminal lecture I have attended”, Mike Gibbons Litigaid Law “Exceptional value”, N Mehta.Partner. Mckenzie and Co “Excellent Conference”, Michael Turner QC. Garden Court “Fabulous lectures”, Fay Goodship Wells Burcombe “Incredibly imaginative and...
Spring Drinks at the Beggar The Blind Beggar pub in Whitechapel, East London is the founder venue of the Criminal Law Friends Society and as such is our spiritual home .It is steeped in criminal law history not only for the Kray Twins , but also for Max Campbell and...
The CLFS “Crime Scene Party” at Garden Court North Chambers, Manchester The CLFS invited you to complimentary food and drinks with champagne and cocktails for early arrivals and splendid rooftop citywide views on the roof of Garden Court North Chambers. Great People, Great Food, Great Music, Great Times!! Solicitors, Barristers,...
23rd October 20157hr CPD – £65Friends House “The Light” Conference Centre Organised and delivered by the best solicitors and barristers in the business Steve Kennedy , criminal defence solicitor and founding member of the Criminal Law Friends Society opened the event to 600 Solicitors and Barristers from the criminal defence...
Manchester Conference Centre Friday 9 October 2015  With 250 Solicitors attending from across the North of England we presented a full day program of criminal defence essential CPD updates with Manchester’s number one human rights and crime , immigration and housing set ,Garden Court North Chambers. In collaboration with Garden...
BRISTOL COLSTON HALL Friday 22 May 2015 With the CLFS National tour now well under way our next stop was Colston Hall Bristol where we showcased Queen’s Square Chambers , a high quality niche crime set on the home run to London. The legal aid message formed a prominent part...
LONDON Friends House “The Light” Conference Centre Friday 15 May 2015 Destination London ! To complete our five city national tour we came back to the London home turf where we attracted a warm welcome of 600 criminal defence solicitors and barristers -an exceptional finale to an outstanding list of national conferences...
7hr CPD – £75 Birmingham ETC Conference Centre Friday 8th May 2015 Fundraising for St Mungo’s homeless persons outreach team HIGH SPEC COURSE – HIGH CALIBRE CONTENT – UNBEATABLE VALUE In collaboration with Garden Court North Chambers. Sponsored by Forensic Equity We were absolutely delighted to announce our all new...
Manchester Conference CentreFriday 1 May 2015 Manchester ! The beating heart of the North ! And the next conference on our national tour with Mark George QC , Nina Grahame QC and the criminal defence team at Garden Court North Chambers . We attracted 300 Solicitors to this event.   ...
Leeds Hilton Conference CentreFriday 24 April 2015 Across the Pennines to the Hilton Hotel Conference Centre with Garden Court North Chambers and Forensic Equity to present to 200 Criminal Defence Solicitors and deliver the message firmly home about government cuts to legal aid. Post conference drinks in the Amsterdam Sky...
24th October 2014 “The Light” Conference Centre. Friends House. Euston  7HR SRA accredited “hi spec” CPD training day £50 This event attracted 600 solicitors and barristers to London’s newest and most impressive conference facility “The Light” at Friends House. We were delighted to be able to offer 50 free tickets to trainee...
Manchester University Great Hall 17th October 2014 Tickets £50  Free for criminal trainee slicitors   Hello Manchester ! Our first event outside London with morning sessions focussing on Police Station representation, Magistrates Court advocacy and defences. The afternoon continued with engaging lectures on sentencing, forensic evidence and a rallying call for...
CLFS personally invited the whole defence industry to their fantastic mid-summer disco barbecue yacht party on board HMS President on the River Thames and 400 lawyers came along! CLFS Mid-Summer Disco Barbecue Yacht Party!HMS President. London BridgeFriday 8th August 2014 6pm-Midnight FREE!!! Following the Springtime 7-hour CPD lecture day at the...
LONDON and SOUTH EAST ENGLAND SOLICITOR and BARRISTER CRIMINAL LAW PRACTITIONER UPDATE COURSE – SPRING 2014 FRIDAY 16 MAY 2014 7  CPD £50  Following the immense success of our first ever Crime Conference in October 2013 we produced our second conference at the fabulously equipped Bloomsbury Theatre in London. We donated £1000...
AUTUMN CRIME UPDATE LECTURE CONFERENCE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE GARDEN COURT CRIME TEAM (WITH AFTER PARTY!) FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER 2013 9AM – 4.30PM FULL TICKET £30 This landmark departure was the start of the CPD REVOLUTION and marked the launch of our unbelievably good value Solicitors CPD training days as the...
In true CLFS style we revisited the venue where this organisation began, and the people it began with.  A smaller more intimate bash in the beer garden of one of London’s most notorious pubs steeped in East End criminal law history.  Our friends joined us for a roller coaster ride as we went back to the Blind Beggar, Whitechapel. 80 guests.
The Wine Tun Bar and Grill. St Pauls We ushered in the wintry nights with a cut glass industry based event at the Wine Tun under the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of the City. Our guests enjoyed tantalising welcome drinks, fabulous food, and quality company at our private mezzanine bar and lounge....
We welcomed 400 industry guests on board HMS President to enjoy a complimentary champagne reception top deck professional chef great DJs to party the night away. Our quiter colleagues appreciated talking under the stars with an excellent night sky view of Tower Bridge.  A champagne hamper raffle was provided by...
Our first ‘formal’ event and yet so informal; champagne a plenty, an Indian buffet, table football, open air pool tables and big Connect Four.  Old friends and new connections blended with “liquid ease”.  Our non-hierarchical view manifested itself under summery blue skies as the CLFS was born.  Counsel buying rounds, secretaries singing, the hosts on...
A New Year, and a new dawn as we befriended the Wine Tun, under the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral , at our private mezzanine bar in the heart of the City.  Far greater numbers enjoyed a champagne reception and superb catering with a more formal feel as we invited...
The Blind Beggar Pub Beer Garden.Whitechapel Our first ever event ! A charming get-together under a blushing Autumn night. The original Philosophy Club ethos putting all invitees on one equal footing with rustic platters , a huge Koi Carp tank and yes…champagne on the house all round!! 60 very happy guests until very, very...