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In response to outstanding 2018 delegate feedback the London Spring Crime Conference focused on Police Station and Magistrates’ Court representation with essential update training delivered by vastly experienced leading senior Duty Solicitors, Barristers and Queens Counsel who are at the very top of the game.
London Immigration Law Practitioner Essential Update Conference 23rd May 2019 Conway Hall, London *7CPD £100 ☆☆☆☆☆ FIVE STAR ☆☆☆☆☆ *Free ID card suitable for detention centre, custody suite and tribunal, free membership to our national lawyers network, unlimited access to 115 seminars and past papers in our video library and a 7CPD conference ticket.
London Heavyweight Criminal Defence Essential Update 2018 Thursday 25th October 2018 Conway Hall, Holborn, London Program Police station Magistrates Court Youth Court Legislation Update Sentencing Update Defences Update Crown Court Update Drug Forensics Freelance workers Duty Solicitor updated 14-hour rule Industry news Interactive sessions Post conference social Police Station Twenty Do’s and Dont’s George
Deportation and Detention Update James Dixon No 5 Unlawful Detention Raphael Jesurum Lamb Building Tribunal Advocacy Joseph Plowright Goldsmith Concurrent Family Proceedings Bronwen Jones Goldsmith Art 8 Criminal Deportation Appeals Sangeetha Iengar Goldsmith Extended Family Status Post Banger Anthony Metzer QC Goldsmith 106 Delegates in 2017 gave our conferences a feedback score
Law Friends Society organised a Family Law Continuing Competence 7CPD seminar training day in London. We have an impressive variety of subjects being presented by some of the leading Barristers in the country from No5 Chambers and Goldsmith Chambers here in London next week Topics and Speakers Part 3 MAFPA 1984 Applications Richard Alamo No
Birmingham Autumn Essential Update Crime Conference 2018 Friday 19th October Police Station Twenty Do’s + Dont’s George Dugbo MB Defence Police Station/PACE/Mags Update Chris Sykes Doughty Street Chambers Drug Law Review and Defences Julian Dunill Keith Borer Youth and Crown Court Update Abigail Bright Doughty Street Chambers Legislation Update Chris Sykes Doughty Street Chambers Sentencing
Immigration Law Essential Update Conference Birmingham Thursday 18th October Modern Slavery Update Priya Solanki 1 Pump Court Data Law and Immigration Ramby De Mello No 5 Defending Solicitors in SRA Tribunals Marc Beaumont No 8 The Ins and Outs of a Bail Application Sangeetha Iengar Goldsmith Unlawful Detention Keelin McCarthy Lamb Building Tier 1 Entrepreneur
Manchester Autumn Essential Update Crime Conference 2018 Friday 12th October 2018 Friends House Conference Centre Manchester Program Police station Magistrates Court Youth Court Legislation Update Sentencing Update Defences Update Crown Court Update Drug Forensics Freelance workers Duty Solicitor updated 14-hour rule Industry news Interactive sessions Post conference social Speakers 20 Do’s + Dont’s at the
MANCHESTER SPRING CONFERENCE 2018 FRIDAY 18th MAY Friends House Manchester Topics and Speakers Charter for Justice Steve Kennedy Law Friends Society Actions Against the Police Oliver Carter Irwin Mitchell/YLAL, Stephen Cragg Doughty Street Legislation/Sentencing Annabel Timan, Doughty Street Sexual Offences/Vulnerable Witness Sarah Vine, Doughty Street Disclosure Harriet Johnson Doughty Street Appeals Farrhat Arshad Doughty Street Extradition Abigail Bright
THURSDAY 17TH MAY 2018 Friends House Manchester Brexit Paul Draycott, Doughty St Trafficking + Article 8 Tublu Mukherjee, Doughty St Brexit and EEA Nationals Agata Patyna, Doughty St Detention and Bail Rowenna Moffat, Doughty St Abuse+Misuse of Rights Rowenna Moffat, Doughty St Deportation/Windrush Phil Haywood, Doughty St HIGH CALIBRE – TOP SCORING – WELCOMING – PIONEERING – CREATIVE
LONDON SPRING CRIME CONFERENCE 2018 FRIDAY 11th MAY THE CAMDEN CENTRE We were absolutely delighted to be able to present this powerhouse of key players in criminal law at our Spring Conference. Charter for Justice Raj Chada Head of Crime HJA, Greg Foxsmith HCA LCCSA Actions Against the Police Andrew Arthur Irwin Mitchell LLP, Stephen Cragg QC
Topics and Speakers Deportation Phil Haywood – Doughty Street Trafficking and Article 8 Tublu Mukherjee – Doughty Street Bail and Detention Priya Solanki – 1 Pump Court Disclosure in Proceedings Rafael Jerusum – Lamb Building Unlawful Detention Keelin McCarthy and Jane Elliott-Kelly – Lamb Building Windrush and the Hostile Environment Alison Harvey – No5 Chambers
Leading criminal defence chambers 25 Bedford Row provided a Legislation & Evidence Update with Rudi Fortson QC covering the new release under investigation bail calculation at the police station and in the afternoon, a Sentencing Update with Paul Keleher QC and a comprehensive review of fingerprint forensics by Keith Borer Consultants. To conclude there was a session on Unity Within the
Doughty Street Chambers presented TWO TOP SILKS with an engaging thorough spread of essential criminal defence updates and a review of fingerprint forensics by Keith Borer Consultants. New venue, refreshments, self-certificating compliance delegate packs and advance notes included with free tickets for trainees and pupils currently in criminal defence.
CRIMINAL LAW FRIENDS SOCIETY CRIMINAL DEFENCE SUMMER DRINKS PARTY The Old Bank of England 194 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2LT Reception Drinks Buffet Great people, great music, great times.
ESSENTIAL CRIMINAL LAW PRACTITIONER UPDATE CONFERENCE LONDON 2017 7CPD FULL DAY TICKET £65 Friday 26 May 2017 Friends House Conference Centre, London HIGH SPEC – HIGH CALIBRE – UNBEATABLE VALUE – DYNAMIC BRILLIANT – MODERN – FACE TO FACE – CUTTING EDGE – UNCENSORED Speakers- Welcome  –  Steve Kennedy, Duty Solicitor, CLFS Sentencing. A Practical Toolkit  –  Dr Laura Janes, Howard
Reception Drinks Buffet Great people, great music, great times.
ESSENTIAL UPDATE CONFERENCE MANCHESTER 2017 FRIDAY 12 MAY 2017 Friends House Conference Centre, Manchester 7 CPD £75    Full day conference ticket 16 CPD £100   Conference + training videos HIGH SPEC – HIGH CALIBRE – UNBEATABLE VALUE – DYNAMIC BRILLIANT – MODERN – FACE TO FACE – CUTTING EDGE – UNCENSORED 109 Delegates in 2016 gave our conferences
7CPD / 7 CCC £65 FRIENDS HOUSE CONFERENCE CENTRE FRIDAY 28 October 2016 SRA compliant for 7CPD/CCC hours and 6CPD Hours accredited by the BSB 59 delegates from our last conferences rated us with a 100 percent feedback score 144 delegates from our last conferences rated us with an above 80 percent feedback score HIGH SPEC – HIGH
7CPD / 7 CCC £65 Manchester Conference Centre FRIDAY 21st October 2016 SRA compliant for 7CPD/CCC hours and 6CPD Hours accreditted by the BSB 59 delegates from our last conferences rated us with a 100 percent feedback score 144 delegates from our last conferences rated us with an above 80 percent feedback score HIGH SPEC
A Robust Defence Practitioner Update 7CPD / 7 CCC ONLY £75 FRIENDS HOUSE CONFERENCE CENTRE FRIDAY 13 May 2016 7CPD hours and 7 CCC hours HIGH SPEC – HIGH CALIBRE – UNBEATABLE VALUE – DYNAMIC BRILLIANT – MODERN – FACE TO FACE – CUTTING EDGE – UNCENSORED Rudi Fortson QC of 25 Bedford Row addressed the conference
A Robust Defence Practitioner Update 7CPD / 7 CCC ONLY £75 Manchester Conference Centre FRIDAY 6 May 2016 7CPD hours and 7 CCC hours of the new Continuing Competence Courses and 6CPD Hours accreditted by the BSB HIGH SPEC – HIGH CALIBRE – UNBEATABLE VALUE DYNAMIC – BRILLIANT – MODERN – FACE TO FACE – CUTTING
22 April 2016
Spring Drinks at the Beggar
COME ON!!…This all embracing “Reward” is a small gesture to all you jewel like members of the Criminal Defence Community at all stages of your careers who could do with a decent industry based PARTY! Everyone welcome. The first CLFS party evolved from five arduously committed bedraggled cross boundary crime lawyers letting off steam in 
23rd October 2015 7hr CPD – £65 LONDON Friends House “The Light” Conference Centre Friday 23 October 2015 9am – 4:30pm UNBEATABLE VALUE AUTUMN CPD ! In collaboration with Garden Court Chambers. Sponsored by Forensic Equity • Welcome – Steve Kennedy CLFS • Introduction – Minka Braun • Modern Slavery Act 2015 – Paramjit Ahluwalia 
7hr CPD – £65 MANCHESTER MCC Conference Centre Friday 9 October 2015 9am – 4:30pm UNBEATABLE VALUE AUTUMN CPD ! In collaboration with Garden Court North Chambers. Sponsored by Forensic Equity Welcome – Steve Kennedy CLFS Introduction – Nina Grahame GCN Stopping the case before trial, Pre-trial applications, Hearsay, Bad character, Abuse of process, Application
7hr CPD – £65 BRISTOL COLSTON HALL CONFERENCE CENTRE Friday 22 May 2015 9am – 4:30pm WE TOOK THE SHOW ON THE ROAD AND HEADED TO BRISTOL AS PART OF OUR UNBEATABLE VALUE SPRING CPD…. UK TOUR! Sponsored by Forensic Equity. (NB all fee earners!! CPD remains fully mandatory until November 2016!!) HIGH SPEC COURSE
LONDON Friends House “The Light” Conference Centre Friday 15 May 2015 THIS WAS THE LONDON STOPOVER ON OUR  UNBEATABLE VALUE SPRING CPD UK TOUR ! In collaboration with Garden Court Chambers.  Sponsored by Forensic Equity. Fundraising for St Mungo’s homeless persons outreach team HIGH SPEC COURSE – HIGH CALIBRE CONTENT – UNBEATABLE VALUE In collaboration with Garden
7hr CPD – £75 Birmingham ETC Conference Centre Friday 8th May 2015 Fundraising for St Mungo’s homeless persons outreach team HIGH SPEC COURSE – HIGH CALIBRE CONTENT – UNBEATABLE VALUE In collaboration with Garden Court North Chambers. Sponsored by Forensic Equity We were absolutely delighted to announce our all new lecture program for Spring 2015
7hr CPD – £75 MANCHESTER MCC Conference Centre Friday 1 May 2015 WE HEADED TO THE HEARTLAND FOR A DYNAMIC AND ROUSING DELIVERY FROM GARDEN COURT NORTH AS THE NEXT STOP ON OUR SPRING 2015 UK TOUR! In collaboration with Garden Court North Chambers. Sponsored by Forensic Equity. Fundraising for St Mungo’s homeless persons outreach
7hr CPD – £75 Leeds Hilton Conference Centre Friday 24 April 2015 WE HEADED TO LEEDS FOR THE NEXT STOP IN OUR UNBEATABLE VALUE SPRING CPD UK TOUR ! Neville Suite Theatre Style SkyLounge Amsterdam In collaboration with Garden Court North Chambers. Sponsored by Forensic Equity. Fundraising for St Mungo’s homeless persons outreach team HIGH
Tickets for this 7HR SRA accredited “hi spec” CPD training day were priced at just £50 and the event attracted 600 solicitors and barristers at London’s newest and most impressive conference facility “The Light” at Friends House. We were delighted to be able to offer 50 free tickets to trainee solicitors and pupil barristers from criminal firms
7hr CPD Criminal Law Practitioner Update Manchester University Great Hall 17th October 2014, 9am – 5pm Tickets £50 (+£2 booking fee). Free tickets for criminal trainee solicitors  In collaboration with Garden Court North Chambers Sponsored by Forensic Equity After the roaring success of our 7 Hour CPD conferences in London we announced our Autumn Crime Conference for Manchester on 17th October, 2014. Forensic Equity provided
8 August 2014
CLFS personally invited the whole defence industry to their fantastic mid-summer disco barbecue yacht party on board HMS President on the River Thames and 400 lawyers came along! CLFS Mid-Summer Disco Barbecue Yacht Party! HMS President. London Bridge Friday 8th August 2014 6pm-Midnight FREE!!! Following the Springtime 7-hour CPD lecture day at the Bloomsbury Theatre we
LONDON and SOUTH EAST ENGLAND SOLICITOR and BARRISTER CRIMINAL LAW PRACTITIONER UPDATE COURSE – SPRING 2014 FRIDAY 16 MAY 2014 7 hour CPD points SRA and BSB accredited one day legal update lecture course and crime conference 7 HOURS CPD POINTS – FULL DAY TRAINING FOR ONLY £50 Following the immense success of our first ever Crime Conference in
AUTUMN CRIME UPDATE LECTURE CONFERENCE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE GARDEN COURT CRIME TEAM (WITH AFTER PARTY!) FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER 2013 9AM – 4.30PM FULL TICKET £30 This landmark departure was the start of the CPD REVOLUTION and marked the launch of our unbelievably good value Solicitors CPD training days as the next venture for the CLFS!
In true CLFS style we revisited the venue where this organisation began, and the people it began with.  A smaller more intimate bash in the beer garden of one of London’s most notorious pubs steeped in East End criminal law history.  Our friends joined us for a roller coaster ride as we went back to the Blind Beggar, Whitechapel. 80 guests.
We ushered in the wintry nights with a cut glass industry based event at the Wine Tun under the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of the City. Our guests enjoyed tantalising welcome drinks, fabulous food, and quality company at our private mezzanine bar and lounge. With sincere thanks to our sponsors at Eximius Law.
We were welcomed by the luxurious staff of HMS President, a former Royal Navy ship now permanently moored on the River Thames by Blackfriars Bridge, well-known to our good friends in the Temple. We saw over 400 people in our industry enjoy a complimentary champagne reception and party the night away. Our appreciative clientele  got stuck into our barbecued burgers on the top deck, and talked under the stars.  A champagne hamper raffle was provided by our event sponsors, our colleagues at Law Staff recruitment agency, the Crime Duty Specialists.
Our first ‘formal’ event and yet so informal; champagne a plenty, an Indian buffet, table football, open air pool tables and big Connect Four.  Old friends and new connections blended with “liquid ease”.  Our non-hierarchical view manifested itself under summery blue skies as the CLFS was born.  Counsel buying rounds, secretaries singing, the hosts on a roll and the decision
A New Year, and a new dawn as we befriended the Wine Tun, under the dome of St Paul’s, at our private mezzanine bar in the heart of the City.  Far greater numbers enjoyed a champagne reception and superb catering with a more formal feel as we invited our first event sponsors on board who were LR Legal Recruitment.
A charming get-together under a blushing Autumn night. The original Philosophy Club ethos putting all invitees on one equal footing with rustic platters and yes…champagne on the house all round!! 60 guests.