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October 2019 Manchester Criminal Defence Essential Update Conference

Five premium organisations presented at this buzzing conference at Manchester University Great Hall. Goldsmith Chambers, Great James Street Chambers, Garden Court Chambers, Birds Solicitors, Robert Lizar and Co Solicitors and the Howard League for Penal Reform, our designated charity for this round of events.


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 slaveryPhilippa Southwell
Francis Fitzgibbon
Claire Sands
Dr Laura Janes
Philippa Southwell
HCA Birds Solicitors,
Francis Fitzgibbon QC
23 Essex Street/Trinity Chambers,
Claire Sands
Howard League,
Dr Laura Jones
Howard League.


Trinity Chambers
Howard League

Terrorism updateNasir Hafezi
Nasir Hafezi
Robert Lizar & Co
Robert Lizar
Bad character updatePaul Edwards
Paul Edwards
Great James Street
Great James Street
Trial PreparationKevin Metzter
Kevin Metzter
Great James Street 
Great James Street

Our Five Star All Inclusive conference event and video top up package now includes: 
☆ 7CPD Conference ticket/certificate and training account
☆ Unlimited annual CPD video training library/ past papers
☆ All day refreshments, full course pack, pen
☆ Professional status ID card , carry case and lanyard
☆ Personal electronic downloadable compliance training record
Delegates like
The very best speakers in the country
The highest quality training  materials, top up videos and past paper resources
Full legislation updates, toolkits, summaries, practice advice and networking
Post seminar Q and A with one to one specific consultations for further questions
Classic big room big screen conference venue
Full audio visual support team and film crew
Live Twitter feeds
Networking and information stalls
Fast get in, early get out
Close to all main transport links
Great price
Easy booking
A great day out with colleagues
Free membership with free criminal law training videos
Free membership with free criminal law training videos
Free custody suite photo ID, carry case and lanyard 
106 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 Cards!
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 be pleased to receive these 100 high end training videos amidst a fuller collection of 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.

Here is a sample spread of our criminal defence videos

Legislation Update John Cooper QC 25 Bedford Row
Legislation Update Rudi Fortson QC 25 Bedford Row
Legislation Update Helen White Howells LLP
Legislation Update Chris Sykes Doughty Street
Legislation Update Nicky Hall HCA Robert Lizar and Co
Legislation Update Nicky Hall Robert Lizar and Co
Sentencing Update Paul Keleher QC 25 Bedford Row
Sentencing Update David Bentley QC Doughty Street
Sentencing Toolkit Dr Laura Janes and Alisdair Gordon. Howard League.
Sentencing Guidelines Joel Bennathan QC Doughty Street
Magistrates Court Update Sophie Wood Kingsley Napley LLP
Magistrates Court Advocacy Skills Richard Brigden Garden Court North
Youth Knife Crime Abigail Bright Doughty Street
Youth Justice Kate Aubrey Johnson Just for Kids Law
Police Station 1 Max Campbell HCA Brett Wilson
Police Station 2 Max Campbell HCA Brett Wilson
Police Station 3 Steve Kennedy Law Friends
Police Powers Matt Hardcastle Kingsley Napley LLP
Criminal Deportations Agata Patayna Doughty Street
Criminal Deportation Appeals Sangeetha Iengar Goldsmith
Actions Against the Police Stephen Cragg QC Doughty Street
Actions Against the Police Andrew Arthur Irwin Mitchell LLP
Bail. PACE.RUI and Sentencing Harriet Johnson Doughty Street
Bail and Detention of EU Nationals Agata Patayna Doughty Street
Bail in Immigration Sangeetha Iengar Goldsmith
Immigration Bail Priya Solanki One Pump Court
Immigration Bail Sangeetha Iengar Goldsmith
Criminal Deportation Appeals Sangeetha Iengar Goldsmith
Human Trafficking Tublu Mukerjee Doughty Street
Human Trafficking Richard Brigden Garden Court North
Human Trafficking Priya Solanki One Pump Court
Terrorism Barra McGrory QC ex DPPNI Doughty Street
Investigatory Powers Andrew Fitzpatrick Garden Court North
Sexual Offences Aisling Byrne 25 Bedford Row
Sexual Offences Matt Stanbury Garden Court North
Sexual offences Sarah Elliott QC Doughty Street
FGM Charlotte Proudman Goldsmith
Drugs Update Julian Dunill Keith Borer
Fingerprints Simon Bunter Keith Borer
Financial Crime Alex Jamieson 25 Bedford Row
POCA Alex Di Francesco 25 Bedford Row
Bribery Act Osman Osman 25 Bedford Row
Appeals Paul Taylor QC Doughty Street
Advocacy Alive Joseph Plowright Goldsmith
Advocacy and Unity John Cooper QC 25 Bedford Row
Advocacy Fast and Furious Jeremy Dein QC 25 Bedford Row
Advocacy Case Analysis Leslie Cuthbert SAHCA
Advocacy 20 Tips in 20 Minutes Leslie Cuthbert SAHCA
Advocacy for Trials Andrew McLouughlin SAHCA
Murder, Manslaughter and Diminished Responsibility David Hislop QC
Vulnerable Witness Monica Stevenson 25 Bedford Row
Bad Character Monica Stevenson 25 Bedford Row
Abuse of Process Colin Wells 25 Bedford Row
Inquests John Cooper QC 25 Bedford Row
Disclosure Harriet Johnson Doughty Street
Fitness to Plead and Intermediaries Natasha Lloyd Owen and Emma Stuart smith 25 BR
Case Management Andy Fitzpatrick Garden Court North
Digital Case management and CJSM Duncan Jones 25 Bedford Row
Data and GDPR Ramby de Mello No 5
Proof of Evidence Max Campbell Brett Wilson
Post Court Letter Max Campbell Brett Wilson
Defending Solicitors at the SRA Marc Beaumont No 8
Unity London Greg Foxsmith HCA
Unity Manchester Greg Foxsmith HCA
Unity Changes Ahead Greg Powell Powell Spencer
Unity Charter for Justice. Greg Foxsmith and Raj Chads
Unity Legal Aid and Proof Magazine Robert and Lizar Rhona Friedman
Unity Women in Criminal Law Harriet Johnson and Alice Dodd WICL
Unity Women in Criminal Law Nikki Alderson. Nikki Alderson Coaching

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 attendingGerard 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
Many thanks to ILFS. It’s a real pleasure to share knowledge, passion and expertise with delegatesBecket Bedford. Immigration Barrister No 5 Chambers
Fantastic conferenceLanre Yekinni. Principal. Supreme Solicitors
Time keeping and facilitation was amazingIyabo 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 ratesOgechi Durur. Solicitor, Jemek Solicitors

11 October 2019