Chambers' Richard Brigden, Matthew Stanbury and Andrew Fitzpatrick will be speakers at the conference on May 12th 2017.


  • Welcome  –  Steve Kennedy Duty Solicitor, CLFS
  • A Practical Sentencing Tool Kit – Dr Laura Janes, Howard League for Penal Reform
  • Legal Aid  –  Siobhan Taylor Ward, Young Legal Aid Lawyer
  • Developments in the Criminal Law  – Richard Brigden, Barrister, Garden Court North
  • Sexual Offences Update (Post Ched Evans)  –  Matthew Stanbury, Barrister, Garden Court North
  • Investigatory Powers Act 2016: Rudd’s Radar  –  Andrew Fitzpatrick, Barrister, Garden Court North
  • Forensics in Serious Crime, Murder and Manslaughter  –  Forensic Equity
  • Legislation Update  – Nicky Hall, HCA, Clifford Johnston Solicitors
  • Unity Within the Profession  – Guest Speakers, TBC

This conference will donate to The Howard League for Penal Reform, the Greater Manchester Law Centre, and the Young Legal Aid Lawyers.

Date: Friday May 12th 2017
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS (a short walk from Manchester Town Hall)
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