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 St Mungo’s Homeless Charity 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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