This conference was held at the London Light Friends House conference centre and provided state-of-the art CPD training for 450 criminal defence solicitors and barristers in Central London.
The Criminal Law Friends Society ethos was never more prominent than at this period of government cuts and firm closures and so a strong focus on Unity in the Profession was a key feature here , and on our five city UK tour.
The speakers and topics programmed at this event gathered pace and interest for a tremendous finale by Old Bailey Recorder and Head of the 25 Bedford Row Crime Team Jeremy Dein QC who gave a spectacular end to an already brilliant day.
HIGH SPEC – HIGH CALIBRE – UNBEATABLE VALUE – DYNAMIC –BRILLIANT – MODERN – FACE TO FACE – CUTTING EDGE – UNCENSORED
Welcome – Steve Kennedy, Duty Solicitor, CLFS
Sentencing. A Practical Toolkit – Dr Laura Janes, Howard League for Penal Reform
Youth Justice Law– Jennifer Twite, Just for Kids Law
Sexual Offences: Update for 2017 – Aisling Byrnes, 25 Bedford Row
The Changing Landscape for Vulnerable Witnesses Within the Criminal Justice System – Helen Valley & Monica Stevenson, 25 Bedford Row
Forensics in cases of Serious Crime – Murder and Manslaughter – Pathological and Biological evidence – Senior Pathologists and Scientists from Forensic Equity, Martin Goddard and John Page
Fast but Fearless : the Modern World of Crown Court Advocacy – Jeremy Dein QC, 25 Bedford Row