7CPD Summer 2020 Criminal Defence Lockdown Updates – £75

Now with extra added seminars

Dear Friends & Colleagues

The Law Friends Society has always been about the people involved, the personalities on board, and the highest standards of CPD. This organisation is an accolade to the arduous commitment displayed by our friends and colleagues who we meet along our way when representing our clients in social welfare law. Because of these unprecedented times, you can watch our updates from home on any device during lockdown until we can meet again at a conference in the near future. From the Solicitor and Barrister communities we have assembled this formidable spread of individuals and subjects so that you may thoroughly enjoy your lockdown CPD  

7CPD Summer Updates

£75

Online Video Membership

275 training seminars including 21 CPD crime, immigration, housing updates

£125/yr

Speakers & Topics

Speakers & Topics

KCPO’s, Knife Crime and Covid 19 Caroline Liggins - Solicitor YPA
Covid-19 Young People & the CJS Leah Connolly - Solicitor & Emma Heath - Barrister YPA & 9 Bedford Row/YPA
Covid 19 and Homelessness Stephen Knight - Barrister One Pump Court
Emergency Coronavirus Lockdown Powers Nasir Hafezi - Solicitor Robert Lizar Solicitors
Knife crime. The Law and the Campaign Stephen Akinsanya -Barrister & Shaun Wallace - Barrister Great James Street Chambers
The New 2020 stalking and harrasment laws. Anthony Bartholomeusz - Barrister Great James Street Chambers
Contesting Bad Character and Hearsay applications Stefan Bisson - Barrister Great James Street Chambers
Joint Enterprise Case Law Update May 2020 Kevin Metzger - Barrister Great James Street Chambers
PACE Updates 2019 -2020 Oliver Newman - Barrister Goldsmith Chambers
Fingerprint Expert Evidence Simon Bunter - Forensic Expert Keith Borer Consultants
European Arrest Warrants James Dawes - QC 2 Harcourt Buildings
20 Advocacy Tips in 20 Minutes Leslie Cuthbert - Solicitor Advocate SAHCA
Speaker Bios
Caroline Liggins - Solicitor

YPA
Senior solicitor with well-known firm, qualified 2009  non-practising  Barrister then Solicitor 2012.Vast experience representing youths at Police Station, Youth, Crown Court and Court of Appeal   Chair and founder of  Youth Practitioner’s Association (YPA)
Leah Connolly - Solicitor & Emma Heath - Barrister

YPA & 9 Bedford Row/YPA
Leah Connolly Represents young people at the Police Station, Magistrates and Youth Court from minor offences to the murder and sexual offences.  Experienced with vulnerable young people suffering from learning difficulties and mental health issues. Emma Heath Experienced  with vulnerable youth defendants in Youth and Crown court-  represents clients with mental health disorders and complex needs. “Hardworking, tenacious knowledgeable and meticulous.” YPA committee member representing  junior criminal Bar.
Stephen Knight - Barrister

One Pump Court
Stephen is a committed criminal defence and public law practitioner who comes to the law from a background in political activism. He has been described by his clients as “warm and friendly, but formidable”, “razor-sharp”, and “a relentless advocate”, and by his instructing solicitors as having a “breath-taking ability to condense facts and legal arguments in a terse yet persuasive style” and a “huge heart and ability to empathise with the wrongfully convicted and their families”. His approach to his cases is informed by his work with the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, where he helps to co-ordinate the legal observing project.
Nasir Hafezi - Solicitor

Robert Lizar Solicitors
Nasir Hafezi is as a fully committed Criminal Defence Duty Solicitor and works at Robert Lizar Solicitors in Manchester.He specialises in representing suspects in serious criminal cases including terrorism, murder, sexual offences and financial crime.Nasir also is the founder of Community Legal Education, a YouTube channel which publishes short legal video explainers.
Stephen Akinsanya -Barrister & Shaun Wallace - Barrister

Great James Street Chambers
Stephen Akinsanya Stephen has built a reputation as an approachable, conscientious professional with courteous and sensitive treatment of his solicitors and clients both professional and lay. He has a noticeable skill of quickly putting his client at ease from the first meeting and throughout the trial process Dr Shaun Wallace Shaun is a senior criminal defence advocate with over 35 years of experience and is an Honorary Doctor of Laws. He specialises in a wide range of serious criminal cases including murder, manslaughter, fraud, firearms and drug offences. Shaun has more recently reached ‘celebrity status’ having been invited to appear as a Chaser on ITV’s The Chase. However, Shaun’s focus and passion remains at the Bar and he continues to represent clients across the country.
Anthony Bartholomeusz - Barrister

Great James Street Chambers
Antony Bartholomeusz is a criminal barrister whose specialisms include proceeds of crime and the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Additionally, he enjoys aspects of public law and extradition. Antony regularly appears in the Crown and Magistrates’ courts covering a wide variety of hearings and offences. He has been highly praised for his ‘fighting attitude’ on behalf of his clients.
Stefan Bisson - Barrister

Great James Street Chambers
Stefan Bisson is a Criminal and Human Rights Barrister with a particular interest in asylum cases. Alongside his criminal and immigration practice, Stefan is also familiar with proceedings under Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Stefan is well regarded by solicitors for his tenacious advocacy style, which is complemented by his calm and personable approach to clients.
Kevin Metzger - Barrister

Great James Street Chambers
An ardent interest in International Human Rights law and Civil Liberties. His practice, which spans over 30 years, comprises Serious Crime,Private International Law, Human Rights Law, Matrimonial & General Common law.Kevin maintains a global practice
Oliver Newman - Barrister

Goldsmith Chambers
Philosophy and Politics. Brasenose College, Oxford.Conversion course at City University (distinction) Called to the Bar in 2010 with  Lord Dennin  Scholarship and a Hardwicke Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn.
Simon Bunter - Forensic Expert

Keith Borer Consultants
Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, Chartered Forensic Practitioner, Fellow of  Fingerprint Society. 2017  Dr Ann Priston Award Excellence in Casework. Training and development in Fingerprint Evidence, including attending and speaking at conferences.
James Dawes - QC

2 Harcourt Buildings
JOINT HEAD OF CHAMBERS Chambers and Partners New Silk  2018. Complex fraud organized crime, serious violence, fraud ,bribery, money laundering , cyber-crime, historic child abuse ,international organised crime.
Leslie Cuthbert - Solicitor Advocate

SAHCA
As an experienced Criminal Defence Solicitor-Advocate I now undertake a portfolio of roles including providing advice, expert investigative interviewing, advocacy, adjudication, training and monitoring in a number of fields. Specialties: Best practice in investigations. Adjudication.
Caroline Liggins - Solicitor

YPA
Senior solicitor with well-known firm, qualified 2009  non-practising  Barrister then Solicitor 2012.Vast experience representing youths at Police Station, Youth, Crown Court and Court of Appeal   Chair and founder of  Youth Practitioner’s Association (YPA)
Leah Connolly - Solicitor & Emma Heath - Barrister

YPA & 9 Bedford Row/YPA
Leah Connolly Represents young people at the Police Station, Magistrates and Youth Court from minor offences to the murder and sexual offences.  Experienced with vulnerable young people suffering from learning difficulties and mental health issues. Emma Heath Experienced  with vulnerable youth defendants in Youth and Crown court-  represents clients with mental health disorders and complex needs. “Hardworking, tenacious knowledgeable and meticulous.” YPA committee member representing  junior criminal Bar.
Stephen Knight - Barrister

One Pump Court
Stephen is a committed criminal defence and public law practitioner who comes to the law from a background in political activism. He has been described by his clients as “warm and friendly, but formidable”, “razor-sharp”, and “a relentless advocate”, and by his instructing solicitors as having a “breath-taking ability to condense facts and legal arguments in a terse yet persuasive style” and a “huge heart and ability to empathise with the wrongfully convicted and their families”. His approach to his cases is informed by his work with the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, where he helps to co-ordinate the legal observing project.
Nasir Hafezi - Solicitor

Robert Lizar Solicitors
Nasir Hafezi is as a fully committed Criminal Defence Duty Solicitor and works at Robert Lizar Solicitors in Manchester.He specialises in representing suspects in serious criminal cases including terrorism, murder, sexual offences and financial crime.Nasir also is the founder of Community Legal Education, a YouTube channel which publishes short legal video explainers.
Stephen Akinsanya -Barrister & Shaun Wallace - Barrister

Great James Street Chambers
Stephen Akinsanya Stephen has built a reputation as an approachable, conscientious professional with courteous and sensitive treatment of his solicitors and clients both professional and lay. He has a noticeable skill of quickly putting his client at ease from the first meeting and throughout the trial process Dr Shaun Wallace Shaun is a senior criminal defence advocate with over 35 years of experience and is an Honorary Doctor of Laws. He specialises in a wide range of serious criminal cases including murder, manslaughter, fraud, firearms and drug offences. Shaun has more recently reached ‘celebrity status’ having been invited to appear as a Chaser on ITV’s The Chase. However, Shaun’s focus and passion remains at the Bar and he continues to represent clients across the country.
Anthony Bartholomeusz - Barrister

Great James Street Chambers
Antony Bartholomeusz is a criminal barrister whose specialisms include proceeds of crime and the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Additionally, he enjoys aspects of public law and extradition. Antony regularly appears in the Crown and Magistrates’ courts covering a wide variety of hearings and offences. He has been highly praised for his ‘fighting attitude’ on behalf of his clients.
Stefan Bisson - Barrister

Great James Street Chambers
Stefan Bisson is a Criminal and Human Rights Barrister with a particular interest in asylum cases. Alongside his criminal and immigration practice, Stefan is also familiar with proceedings under Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Stefan is well regarded by solicitors for his tenacious advocacy style, which is complemented by his calm and personable approach to clients.
Kevin Metzger - Barrister

Great James Street Chambers
An ardent interest in International Human Rights law and Civil Liberties. His practice, which spans over 30 years, comprises Serious Crime,Private International Law, Human Rights Law, Matrimonial & General Common law.Kevin maintains a global practice
Oliver Newman - Barrister

Goldsmith Chambers
Philosophy and Politics. Brasenose College, Oxford.Conversion course at City University (distinction) Called to the Bar in 2010 with  Lord Dennin  Scholarship and a Hardwicke Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn.
Simon Bunter - Forensic Expert

Keith Borer Consultants
Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, Chartered Forensic Practitioner, Fellow of  Fingerprint Society. 2017  Dr Ann Priston Award Excellence in Casework. Training and development in Fingerprint Evidence, including attending and speaking at conferences.
James Dawes - QC

2 Harcourt Buildings
JOINT HEAD OF CHAMBERS Chambers and Partners New Silk  2018. Complex fraud organized crime, serious violence, fraud ,bribery, money laundering , cyber-crime, historic child abuse ,international organised crime.
Leslie Cuthbert - Solicitor Advocate

SAHCA
As an experienced Criminal Defence Solicitor-Advocate I now undertake a portfolio of roles including providing advice, expert investigative interviewing, advocacy, adjudication, training and monitoring in a number of fields. Specialties: Best practice in investigations. Adjudication.
What You Can Expect

An outstanding audiovisual CPD video training package viewable anywhere and on any device produced by the very best training providers in the country at the most competitive price.

Coronavirus has hit the country hard so now you can do your CPD online while working from home. Use your downtime while working remotely to stack up your CPD with our brilliant new Spring CPD package

Our Spring 2020 Essential CPD Update in criminal defence law and practice is presented by our formidable team of Law Friends expert barrister practitioners who are all renowned specialists from the most groundbreaking and challenging sets of chambers in London who forge the new law – and then present it to you at our dynamic and buzzing events or online.

Here we have selected six vital seminars covering the most essential new law for Spring 2020.

Our multimedia television production team has produced a highly polished series of video seminar training courses tailored for your practice made available in one simple package. Each delegate will have a personal login and an individual electronic training record for continuing competence compliance and record purposes.

Why Book?
  • Do your CPD in the comfort of your own home, at work or on the move.
  • Access our courses 2/7/365 anytime, anywhere, globally.
  • Our easy to follow courses look great on all your devices
  • Professionally produced with straightforward references and slides
  • Full updates, toolkits, summaries, practice advice and new law
  • Q&A arranged in advance by e mail – send us your questions.
  • One-to-one post seminar specific consultations with speakers
  • Networking across our growing national network
  • Full audio visual support team and film crew
  • High Definition video and high quality audio
  • The very best speakers in the country
  • Simple log in with fast access
  • Full course pack by e mail
  • Live Twitter feeds
  • Easy booking
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7CPD Summer Updates

£75

Online Video Membership

275 training seminars including 21 CPD crime, immigration, housing updates

£125/yr

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