MANCHESTER LEGAL AID CRIME PRACTITIONER CONFERENCE 2016
7CPD / 7 CCC ONLY £65
Manchester Conference Centre
FRIDAY 21st October 2016 9.30am – 4.30pm
SRA compliant for 7CPD/CCC hours and 6CPD Hours accreditted by the BSB
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Announcing our easy 16Hrs Continuing Competence conference and video training packages at just £100 from 1 November 2016!!!
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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 will start the conference on legal aid and the impending launch of the vital documentation of legal aid in PROOF Magazine
Andrew Mcloughlin (HCA SAHCA) will cover 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”. Trial advocates and HCA’s can book a place on the Advocacy Breakout session with Andrew at 2 pm. The first ten to book will play the advocate role and the second will play the witness. Delegates booking this will get free SAHCA membership. The breakout session is free to book
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 will cover essential Youth Court advocacy
Andy Fitzpatrick Barrister at Garden Court North chambers joins 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 will again present on challenging the CPS on evidential matters turning over seemingly compelling forensic evidence with ease.
Nicky Hall HCA of Clifford Johnston Solicitors will present 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 will close the conference with an often humorous and upbeat look at our industry from a President’s perspective.
|Legal Aid and Proof Magazine||Justice Alliance. Justice Gap|
|Case Theory the Foundation of Trial Advocacy||Andrew Mcloughlin HCA. SAHCA|
|Mags and Crown Court Advocacy. 20 top Advocacy Tips in 20 minutes.||Andrew Mcloughlin HCA. SAHCA|
|Essential Youth Court Law and Skills||Kate Aubrey-Johnson, Director of the Youth Justice Legal Centre, project of Just for Kids Law|
|Best Practice in Early Case Preparation||Andy Fitzpatrick. Barrister. Garden Court North|
|Essential Criminal Law Updates||Nicky Hall. HCA. Clifford Johnston Solicitors|
|Advocacy Elective 2-3pm||Andrew Mcloughlin. HCA. SAHCA|
|Challenging the CPS on Trial Evidence||Richard Drinkwater, John Kennedy and Simon Franc from Forensic Equity|
|Unity Within the Profession||Greg Foxsmith. President. LCCSA|
FREE SAHCA MEMBERSHIP UNTIL MAY 2017 WITH MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS ON COURSES FOR THOSE BOOKING THE ADVOCACY BREAKOUT! LIMITED TO 20 GIVES ACCESS TO SAHCA ADVOCACY COURSES AT £180 INSTEAD OF £230.
This elective is for Solicitors and HCA’s who wish to have a taster of SAHCA advocacy courses.
SAHCA provides a stepped advocacy training programme for all aspects of higher court advocacy with special focus on examination of witnesses. One and two day courses pack in the theory but concentrate on the practical. Delegates prepare witness examinations based on realistic case studies in advance and receive individual feedback from experienced advocacy trainers in small groups. SAHCA’s quality training was recognised in the Jeffrey Review of Advocacy in 2014. Delegates have said:
- ‘…after years of trial advocacy in the magistrates court I have unlearnt many bad habits’
- ‘Wish I’d done this course years ago.’
- ‘Really helpful, has given me the tools I need and confidence to tackle my first jury trial’
- ‘Would definitely recommend this course. The trainer made it informative and very useful. Feel more able to tackle court advocacy after this course. ‘
- ‘Excellent and useful course packed with helpful tips.’
- ‘Value for money. A most enjoyable day out: challenging and comforting’
FREE TICKETS FOR TRAINEE SOLICITORS AND PUPIL BARRISTERS IN CRIME
We are giving free tickets to Trainee Solicitors and Pupil Barristers in criminal law for this course. The training partner/supervisor or Pupil Master at the firm or Chambers should complete our free ticket application form here.
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.
“This is by far the best criminal lecture I have attended”, Mike Gibbons Litigaid Law
“Exceptional value”, N Mehta.Partner. Mckenzie and Co
“Excellent Conference”, Michael Turner QC. Garden Court
“Fabulous lectures”, Fay Goodship Wells Burcombe
“Incredibly imaginative and one of best CPD conferences I have attended”, Rachel Ottley. HCA. Taylor Street
- Organised and delivered by the best solicitors and barristers in the business
- Coded personalised attendance certificates for new SRA CPD compliance
- Rapid transport links across the UK
- Premium calibre content and delivery
- Advance PDF of course notes with printed course pack on arrival
- Fast check in. Early get out. Comfortable all day seating
- Air con and full audio visual support team
- tea, coffee, biscuits, WIFI
Manchester Conference Centre (MCC)
78 Sackville St, Manchester M1 3NJ
Manchester Conference Centre
Finding the venue
Located just a short stroll from the Metrolink and a 10 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station.
From Manchester Victoria Train Station: Purchase a City Zone ticket and take the Metrolink connection from Manchester Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station.
From Manchester Piccadilly Train Station: Leave the station via the taxi rank exit, cross London Road and proceed west along Fairfield Street. Continue on to Whitworth Street until you reach Sackville Street. Turn left and proceed South on Sackville Street, we are at the end of the road on the right.
From Oxford Road Train Station: Leave the station via the station approach, cross Oxford Street and proceed east along Whitworth Street until you reach Sackville Street. Turn right and proceed South on Sackville Street, we are at the end of the road on the right.
By Park & Ride
You can park for free at any rail station or Metrolink tram stop in Greater Manchester and take a connecting rail service to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station. For more information visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website.
If you are using sat nav the postcode is M1 3BB.
From the M60 ring road exit at junction 12 and join the M602 towards the city centre. Follow the M602 onto the A57 (Regent Road) and continue on to the A57(M) (Mancunian Way). Exit the A57(M) at the Universities slip road onto Sackville Street. The Manchester Conference Centre Entrance will be on your left.
Located next to the Pendulum Hotel, on Charles Street, is an affordable multi-storey car park.
If approaching the Pendulum Hotel from the Mancunian way – drive past the entrance to the Pendulum Hotel and take the first left down Charles Street, the car park entrance will be on your right.
If approaching from Sackville Street – drive to the end of the road and follow Sackville Street on to Charles Street, the car park entrance will be on your right.