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October 2019 Birmingham Criminal Defence Essential Update Conference

Several high-profile organisations were involved in this exciting seven CPD event at Priory Rooms Conference Centre, including Goldsmith Chambers and Great James Street Chambers, Robert 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.

Conference program
Training SeminarSpeakerOrganisation
Representing looked after children at the Police StationKate Aubrey Johnson
Claire Sands
Dr Laura Janes
Kate Aubrey Johnson
Just for Kids Law,
Claire Sands
Howard League,
Dr Laura Janes
Howard League.
Just for Kids Law
Howard League
PACE codes updateMarie De Redman
Marie De Redman
Representing victims of modern slavery Claire Sands
Dr Laura Janes
Claire Sands
Howard League,
Dr Laura Jones
Howard League.
Howard League
Terrorism updateNasir Hafezi
Nasir Hafezi
Robert Lizar & Co
Robert Lizar
Bad character updatePaul Edwards
Paul Edwards
Great James Street
Great James Street
Knife crime/joint enterprise updateStephen Akinsanya
Stephen Akinsanya
Great James Street
Great James Street
Trial PreparationKevin Metzter
Kevin Metzter
Great James Street 
Great James Street


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