Criminal Defence Annual London 7CPD Training Conference – Friday 27 October 2023


Criminal Law Friends Society

London Heavyweight Criminal Defence Practitioner One Day Training Conference

7CPD Continuing Competence Full Day Essential Update

Friday 27 October 2023

9.00 am registration. 4.30 pm finish

The Hallam Conference Centre, London W1

Full day ticket £100


The Criminal Law Friends Society annual face to face criminal defence practitioner full day CPD update is back.

The Venue, click here

The Hallam is a newly refurbished and very well presented training facility which is the former home of the General Medical Council and is reputed for its attentive staff , high quality service and comfortable layout . While conveniently located just minutes from Oxford Circus and Great Portland Street tube stations this very central venue is an upgrade within easy reach for all. To check out the venue click here

The Conference

With rave reviews from the October conference last year the Law Friends Team is once again leading the way with a broad reaching London Conference headed by its expert team of speakers who are all at the front of the grid in their specialisms.

  • Speakers and topics are being finalised now and will be announced shortly
  • Suitable for all criminal defence lawyers at all levels this conference will cover
  • Police station update
  • Magistrates and Crown Court Updates
  • Youth Court
  • Sentencing
  • Appeals
  • Abuse of Process
  • Extradition
  • Protest
  • Miscarriages of Justice
  • Regulatory Law
  • Forensics
  • Fraud Update
  • Industry news and Legal Aid Update
  • Sponsored post conference drinks – the annual catch up!
  • 7 CPD full day ticket £100*
  • Includes all day tea, coffee and delegate pack.

*our first price rise in six years – venue costs have gone up significantly yet this is still the most competitive price you will find for the highest quality of training

We very much look forward to seeing you on the day!


Training SeminarSpeakerOrganisation
Welcome and course introductionSteve Kennedy,
Law Friends Society
Steve KennedyLaw Friends Society
Youth, Magistrates and Crown CourtAntony Bartholomeusz, Barrister,
Great James Street Chambers
Anthony BartholomeuszGreat James Street
Criminal Law Update, New Offences and Sentencing GuidelineAdam Smith, Barrister,
Great James Street Chambers
Adam SmithGreat James Street

Extradition UpdateFred Mackintosh KC (Scot),
Great James Street
Fred MackintoshGreat James Street
Is this the time for a Solicitors’ Union?Karen Todner, Lawyer,
Karen TodnerKaren Todner logo
Lunch Break

Cell site analysis and Electronic TaggingDr. David Schudel, Keith Borer ConsultantsDr. David SchudelKeith Borer Consultants
Abuse of ProcessColin Wells,
Barrister, 25 Bedford Row
Colin Wells25 Bedford Row

SRA fines and regulatory LawGreg Foxsmith, Solicitor,
Kingsley Napley
Greg Foxsmith
Kindness InitiativeValerie Charbit,
Barrister, Red Lion Chambers,
Nicola Shannon KC, Furnival Chambers
Valerie Charbit
Nicola Shannon
Red Lion Chambers

Furnival Chambers

Certificate, course code and closeSteve Kennedy,
Law Friends Society
Steve KennedyLaw Friends Society

Police station rep/solicitor ID cards / lanyard / holder/ your details/ photo/ logo / two years £20









Delegate reviews from our conferences last year – For more reviews click here 

“I have been attending these events for years and each time they improve. Excellent organisation and conference” Oliver Al-Falah. Solicitor. 100% score

“Amazing overview on various topics especially in the light of recent developments and changes in the law”Chris Pelentrides. Solicitor. 100% score

“Excellent presentations and audio visual / media facilities” Aisha Abdul Latif. Solicitor Manager. 100% score

“Great day out. Value for money, loved the venue, fabulous speakers, easy to get to. All in all, very well put together” Jeevan Gill. Solicitor. 100% score

“Excellent” Rachel Viko. Solicitor. 100% score

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