Manchester Autumn Conference (21/10/16)

7CPD / 7 CCC £65

Manchester Conference Centre

FRIDAY 21st October 2016

SRA compliant for 7CPD/CCC hours and 6CPD Hours accreditted by the BSB

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With information stalls from the Young Legal Aid Lawyers group and the Justice Gap/Justice Alliance Proof Magazine, the following groups are involved in this conference-


Justice Alliance and Justice Gap committee members started the conference on legal aid and the impending launch of the vital documentation of legal aid in PROOF Magazine

Andrew Mcloughlin (HCA SAHCA)  covered case theory as the foundation of trial advocacy in the Magistrates and Crown Court followed by a rapid fire advocacy session named ” 20 top advocacy tips in 20 minutes”.

Kate Aubrey-Johnson, Director of the Youth Justice Legal Centre, project of Just for Kids Law is a Barrister at this groundbreaking organisation revolutionising the approach to youth justice and she covered essential Youth Court advocacy

Andy Fitzpatrick Barrister at Garden Court North chambers joined us to discuss best practise in case management from the police station through to the Crown Court

Simon Franc of Forensic Equity and his team of senior scientists presented on challenging the CPS on evidential matters turning over seemingly compelling forensic evidence with ease.

Nicky Hall HCA of Clifford Johnston Solicitors presented a thorough criminal law legislation update to include sentencing, defences, CPR and the new law

Greg Foxsmith President of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association closed the conference with an often humorous and upbeat look at our industry from a President’s perspective.

Our conferences support the following organisations- Legal Action Group, Liberty, Release, Just For Kids Law, St Josephs Cancer Hospice Hackney and St Mungo’s London Homeless person’s charity, Justice, Proof Magazine, LCCSA, Howard League for Penal Reform.

21 October 2016