Criminal Defence Essential Update Conference Birmingham Priory Rooms Conference Centre

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 ChambersRobert Lizar and Co Solicitors and the Howard League for Penal Reform, our designated charity for this round of events.
We have now introduced a £75 ticket-only price to complement the £125 all-inclusive ticket, which grants access to 100 free training videos and an industry compliant photo ID card. Visit here to book:
Representing children in care at the police station: Laura Cooper, Youth Justice Legal Centre; Claire Sands and Dr Laura Janes, Howard League

PACE codes update: Marie De Redman, Goldsmith

Magistrates, youth and crown court legislation update; protest law review: Julia Needham, Goldsmith
Representing victims of modern slavery, exploitation and trafficking: Claire Sands and Dr Laura Janes, Howard League

Terrorism update: Nasir Hafezi, Robert Lizar & Co

Bad character: Paul Edwards, Great James Street   

Trial Preparation Kevin Metzger, Great James Street  

Knife crime/joint enterprise update/client care: Stephen Akinsanya, Great James Street
£125 BOOK NOW!
 Our Five-Star all-inclusive conference event and video top-up package now includes: 
☆ 7 CPD Conference ticket/certificate and training account
☆ Unlimited annual CPD video training library/ past papers
☆ Refreshments, full course pack, pen
☆ Professional status ID card , carry case and lanyard
☆ Personal electronic downloadable compliance training record
Delegates likeThe very best speakers in the countryThe highest quality training  materials, top up videos and past paper resourcesFull legislation updates, toolkits, summaries, practice advice and networkingPost seminar Q&A with one-to-one specific consultations for further questionsClassic big room, big screen conference venueFull audio visual support team and film crewLive Twitter feedsNetworking and information stallsFast get in, early get outClose to all main transport linksGreat priceEasy bookingA great day out with colleaguesFree membership with free criminal law training videosFree custody suite photo ID cards106 Delegates from a recent conference gave a feedback score of 100%
378 Delegates from a recent conference  gave  a feedback score above 80%

Free Membership! Free Training Videos! Free ID Card!
Membership to Law Friends is now free. Conferences are now available in Criminal Defence, Financial Crime, Civil Litigation, Social Housing and Immigration Law.
Criminal defence practitioners will receive these 100 high-quality training videos from a collection of 130 free seminars with their conference ticket when they book. All training seminars can be viewed on all platforms including smartphone, tablet and PC, leaving you fully compliant on training needs and fully prepared for your practice requirements.

All past papers are included in the members only area of our website and our criminal defence video library now includes the following training seminarsLegislation Update, John Cooper QC, 25 Bedford RowLegislation Update, Rudi Fortson QC, 25 Bedford RowLegislation Update, Helen White, Howells LLPLegislation Update, Chris Sykes, Doughty StreetLegislation Update, Nicky Hall HCA, Robert Lizar and CoLegislation Update, Nicky Hall, Robert Lizar and CoSentencing Update, Paul Keleher QC, 25 Bedford RowSentencing Update, David Bentley QC, Doughty StreetSentencing Toolkit, Dr Laura Janes and Alisdair Gordon, Howard League.Sentencing Guidelines, Joel Bennathan QC, Doughty StreetMagistrates Court Update, Sophie Wood, Kingsley Napley LLPMagistrates Court Advocacy Skills, Richard Brigden, Garden Court NorthYouth Knife Crime, Abigail Bright, Doughty StreetYouth Justice, Kate Aubrey Johnson, Just for Kids LawPolice Station 1, Max Campbell HCA, Brett WilsonPolice Station 2, Max Campbell HCA, Brett WilsonPolice Station 3, Steve Kennedy, Law FriendsPolice Powers Matt Hardcastle Kingsley Napley LLPCriminal Deportations, Agata Patayna, Doughty StreetCriminal Deportation Appeals, Sangeetha Iengar, GoldsmithActions Against the Police, Stephen Cragg QC, Doughty StreetActions Against the Police, Andrew Arthur Irwin, Mitchell LLPBail.PACE.RUI and Sentencing, Harriet Johnson, Doughty StreetBail and Detention of EU Nationals, Agata Patayna, Doughty StreetBail in Immigration, Sangeetha Iengar, GoldsmithImmigration Bail Priya Solanki One Pump CourtImmigration Bail Sangeetha Iengar GoldsmithCriminal Deportation Appeals Sangeetha Iengar GoldsmithHuman Trafficking Tublu Mukerjee Doughty StreetHuman Trafficking Richard Brigden Garden Court NorthHuman Trafficking Priya Solanki One Pump CourtTerrorism, Barra McGrory QC ex DPPNI, Doughty StreetInvestigatory Powers, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Garden Court NorthSexual Offences, Aisling Byrne, 25 Bedford RowSexual Offences, Matt Stanbury, Garden Court NorthSexual offences, Sarah Elliott QC, Doughty StreetFGM, Charlotte Proudman, GoldsmithDrugs Update, Julian Dunill, Keith BorerFingerprints, Simon Bunter, Keith BorerFinancial Crime, Alex Jamieson, 25 Bedford RowPOCA, Alex Di Francesco, 25 Bedford RowBribery Act, Osman Osman, 25 Bedford RowAppeals, Paul Taylor QC, Doughty StreetAdvocacy Alive, Joseph Plowright, GoldsmithAdvocacy and Unity, John Cooper QC, 25 Bedford RowAdvocacy Fast and Furious, Jeremy Dein QC, 25 Bedford RowAdvocacy Case Analysis, Leslie Cuthbert, SAHCAAdvocacy 20 Tips in 20 Minutes, Leslie Cuthbert, SAHCAAdvocacy for Trials, Andrew McLouughlin, SAHCAMurder,Manslaughter and Diminished Responsibility, David Hislop QCVulnerable Witness, Monica Stevenson, 25 Bedford RowBad Character, Monica Stevenson, 25 Bedford RowAbuse of Process, Colin Wells, 25 Bedford RowInquests, John Cooper QC, 25 Bedford RowDisclosure, Harriet Johnson, Doughty StreetFitness to Plead and Intermediaries, Natasha Lloyd Owen and Emma Stuart, Smith 25 BRCase Management,  Andy Fitzpatrick, Garden Court NorthDigital Case management and CJSM, Duncan Jones, 25 Bedford RowData and GDPR, Ramby de Mello, No 5Proof of Evidence, Max Campbell, Brett WilsonPost Court Letter, Max Campbell, Brett WilsonDefending Solicitors at the SRA, Marc Beaumont,  No 8Unity London, Greg Foxsmith, HCAUnity Manchester, Greg Foxsmith, HCAUnity Changes Ahead, Greg Powell, Powell SpencerUnity Charter for Justice, Greg Foxsmith and Raj ChadsUnity Legal Aid and Proof Magazine, Robert and Lizar Rhona FriedmanUnity Women in Criminal Law, Harriet Johnson and Alice Dodd, WICLUnity Women in Criminal Law, Nikki Alderson, Nikki Alderson Coaching
Members will also receive this attractive industry compliant ID card, carry case and lanyard.
This is a high calibre CPD training event.

Our members feedback includes:
Excellent course with relevant topics. Thanks. 100%
Shabeer Qureshi. Solicitor. Riley Hodges
Excellent value for money. 100%
Ignatius Etukudeh. Supervisor. Broad Street
Extremely well presented and informative course. Excellent range of speakers and subjects 100%
Nazily Khan. Principal Solicitor. Ackers and Co
Very Informative. Good practical tips. Extremely impressive. 100%
Kate Nickson. MIICA Services.
Thank you very much for your excellent conference. The speakers were of the highest quality. 100%
Mohammed Hoshi. Immigration Consultant. Sabeers Stone Green
Thoroughly enjoyable course with excellent content, speakers and materials. 100%
Lax Braith. Partner. Braith Solicitors

Very useful conference. A brilliant organisation!
Aneka Shoukat. Trainee. Shire Solicitors.
Conference was excellent. Many thanks to all concerned.100%
Nick Leath. Assistant. Lansbury Worthington
Excellent conference. Speakers very informative and knowledgeable. Very Impressive!
Clita Johnrose.  Solicitor. Ellencourt Partnership.
Outstanding speakers with incredible knowledge, experience and expertise in their sessions. Beautiful venue with friendly staff and the event was publicised well. 100%
Nick Gore. Associate. Carter Thomas Solicitors
Wide range of current issues, set at the right level for practitioners , presented by experienced Counsel, with established presenting skills. 100%
Arana Sarwar. Principal. Arana St James solicitors
Well done and thank you again. Certainly worth attending
Gerard Hall. Solicitor. Hetheringtons.
Great range of topics delivered by a number of experts in their fields. Third time I’ve been to a LFS conference and will attend again in the future 100%
Jim Skelsey.  Partner. BSB Solicitors
 Brilliant as expected from my past attendances. Glad the conferences are still going strong 100%
Lorna white. Principal. Debridge Solicitors
Fantastic conference

Lanre Yekinni. Principal. Supreme Solicitors
Time keeping and facilitation was amazing
Iyabo Eferekoinol Principal. Lonsdale and Mayall
Thank you very much for all the great effort 100%
David Ouattarra. Immigration supervisor. AGI Solicitors
Great speakers. Very relevant up to date information 100%
Geraldine Johnson. Lawyer. Wilson and Co Solicitors
Well done!! Second one attended and full marks. Keep it up. 100%
Bhavesh Vasa. Paralegal, Latif Solicitors
Excellent content. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to some excellent barristers who I have heard of but never met. Good to see them in person, it helps when I think of instructing them
Anuf Ajaib. Whiterose Blackman
Met all my training needs, very organised and educative at low financial rates
Ogechi Durur. Solicitor, Jemek Solicitors
18 October 2019