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2022 7CPD Criminal Defence Heavyweight Essential Update London Conference

Antony Bartholomeusz, Great James Street Chambers started the day on PACE Codes and Police Station Updates followed by a detailed legal aid and duty solicitor focussed Magistrate and Crown Court development session. The Great James Street crime team also covered new offences, new guidelines, key offences, sentencing updates, and practice driven new criminal law in full.

In the middle of the courts developments section we were delighted to present Jo Sidhu KC leading silk from 25 Bedford Row and past chair of the Criminal Bar Association who appraised us on “Crisis in the CJS – what price justice?” Delegates got the up to the minute position on The Strike and all associated industry news.

The national specialist and go to person on Youth Justice right now is the uncopiable and truly marvellous Caroline Liggins who took to our stage once again for Youth Courts Updates. Her fellow and equally describable protest focussed lead solicitor colleague from the leading firm in that area is Laura O’Brien of Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors London and we were delighted that she spoke for us again aswell.

Kings Counsel (Scotland) extradition Barrister Fred Macintosh KC GJS appraised us as to what to do at the European Arrest Warrant first hearing, while conference favourite Greg Foxsmith of Kingsley Napley “Independent Law Firm Of The Year” hit the bullseye on Regulatory Law – an increasingly important subject with an inimitable maestro presenter by whom this conference has always been humorously charmed and incisively appraised.

Our titanium plated Rolls Royce fraud set 2 Harcourt Buildings, of multiple high ranking with all the respected publishers, presenteed a fraud update with expert fraud Barrister Ed Franklin. Then, to finish this amazing day, from the Defence Specialists 25 Bedford Row, our dear friend Colin Wells demonstrated how to maximise legal aid billing on your criminal case load. We have made a video about Colin’s 30 years as a Barrister and his recent diagnosis called Working with Parkinsons which will be distributed soon in our Unity in the Profession collection for you to watch, understand, and share.

We were absolutely thrilled that we could curate this diamond studded cast of criminal defence leaders and truly brilliant lawyers. Thank you for showing your support. We are very much looking forward to seeing you there on the day.

Training SeminarSpeakerOrganisation
PACE Code update, Magistrates Court Solicitor, Duty Solicitor and Crown Court UpdateAntony Bartholomeusz, Barrister,
Great James Street Chambers
Anthony BartholomeuszGreat James Street
Crisis in the CJS: What Price for Justice?Jo Sidhu KC,
Barrister 25 Bedford Row
Past Chair Criminal Bar Association
Jo Sidhu KC25 Bedford Row
25 Criminal Bar Association
Key offences, new offences and sentencing updateAdam Smith, Barrister,
Great James Street Crime Team
BarristerGreat James Street
Youth Courts UpdateCaroline Liggins, Solicitor,
Hodge Jones Allen
Caroline LigginsHodge Jones Allen
Protest Law UpdateLaura O’Brien, Solicitor,
Hodge Jones Allen
Laura O'BrienHodge Jones Allen
Preparing for the Initial Hearing in Part 1 European Extradition CasesFred Mackintosh KC (Scot),
Great James Street
Fred MackintoshGreat James Street
Financial crime and fraudEdward Franklin, Barrister,
2 Harcourt Buildings
Edward Franklin2 Harcourt Buildings
Maximising Legal Aid BillingColin Wells, Barrister,
25 Bedford Row
Colin Wells25 Bedford Row
Regulatory LawGreg Foxsmith, Solicitor,
Kingsley Napley
Greg Foxsmith
sadlers wells
14 October 2022