Venue opens: 9am – Course starts: 9:30am – Course ends: 4:30pm
We are delighted to announce that our annual Criminal Law Friends Essential Update Conference will be held at –
Lillian Bayliss Theatre
Friday 14th October 2022
Last year, one of our delegates described our ten year anniversary crime update as ” The best conference ever!”
We believe our current formula , with the very special individuals and teams on board , provides the best training in the business with a truly buzzing atmosphere for criminal defence lawyers to enjoy in a beautiful setting – Sadlers Wells. Here’s why…
Expect the brilliant Antony Bartholomeusz Great James Street Chambers to start the day on PACE Codes and Police Station Updates with a detailed legal aid and duty solicitor focussed Magistrate and Crown Court development session to follow. The Great James Street crime team will also cover 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 are delighted to present Jo Sidhu KC leading silk from 25 Bedford Row and past chair of the Criminal Bar Association who will fully appraise us on “Crisis in the CJS – what price justice?” Delegates will get 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 takes 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 are delighted that she will speak for us again as well.
Kings Counsel (Scotland) extradition Barrister Fred Macintosh KC GJS will appraise 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” hits 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 , will present a fraud update with expert fraud Barrister Ed Franklin. Then, to finish this amazing day, we are delighted to host, from the Defence Specialists 25 Bedford Row our dear friend Colin Wells who will demonstrate 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 are absolutely thrilled that we can 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.
|PACE Code update||Antony Barthomeusz, Barrister,|
Great James Street Chambers
|Magistrates Court Solicitor, Duty Solicitor and Crown Court Update||Antony Bartholomeusz, Barrister,|
Great James Street Chambers
|Crisis in the CJS: What Price for Justice?||Jo Sidhu KC,|
Barrister 25 Bedford Row
Past Chair Criminal Bar Association
|Key offences, new offences and sentencing update||Guest speaker, Barrister,|
Great James Street Crime Team
|Youth Courts Update||Caroline Liggins, Solicitor,|
Hodge Jones Allen
|Protest Law Update||Laura O’Brien, Solicitor,|
Hodge Jones Allen
|Preparing for the Initial Hearing in Part 1 European Extradition Cases||Fred Mackintosh KC (Scot),|
Great James Street
|Financial crime and fraud||Edward Franklin, Barrister,|
2 Harcourt Buildings
|Maximising Legal Aid Billing||Colin Wells, Barrister,|
25 Bedford Row
|Regulatory Law||Greg Foxsmith, Solicitor,|
What past attendess say:
“Great range of topics delivered by a number of experts in their fields. Third time I’ve been to a CLFS conference and will attend again in the future” 100% score
Jim Skelsey, Partner, BSB 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” 100% score
Anuf Ajaib, Whiterose Blackman
“The speakers were excellent and each of the topics covered were very relevant to current affairs and provided the most recent and relevant developments in the field. Very engaging and enjoyable experience” 100% score
Amy Richards, Paralegal, Carter Thomas Solicitors
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