FRIDAY 13 October 2017 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

SRA and BSB Compliant for CPD and Continuing Competence
Friends House Conference Centre

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Book your end of year Continuing Competence and CPD now

(Compliance date 31/10/2017)

Doughty Street Chambers will present TWO TOP SILKS with an engaging thorough spread of essential criminal defence updates and a review of fingerprint forensics by Keith Borer Consultants.

New venue, refreshments, self certificating compliance delegate packs and advance notes included with free tickets for trainees and pupils currently in criminal defence.



  • 109 Delegates in 2016 gave our conferences a feedback score of 100% 100%
  • 426 Delegates in 2016 gave our conferences a feedback score above 80% 80%


Time Event
9:00 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 10:20 David Hislop QC
10:20 – 11:10 Barra McGrory QC
11:10 – 11:35 Coffee
11:35 – 12:30 Helen White Duty Solicitor
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 Sarah Elliott QC
14:15 – 15:10 Simon Bunter
15:10 – 15:40 Coffee
15:40 – 16:25 Harriet Johnson
16:25 – 16:30 Conference code and close

Expect to cover

  • Police station advice
  • New RUI bail calculation
  • Magistrates Court and Crown Court updates
  • Full practice direction
  • Procedural rules and statute updates
  • Disclosure
  • Sentencing
  • Fingerprint evidence review
  • Sex offences
  • Terrorism
  • Murder
  • Defences

New Compliance. Specific Training Needs and Identified Learning Outcomes made easy.

Worried about identifying your specified training needs and evaluating your learning outcomes when completing your compliance declaration?

Our regularly updated video training library now includes the following modules under clear Heads of Training simplifying the declaration procedure.

50 imaginitive and enjoyable easy to watch video modules presented by leading QC’s,Counsel,HCA’s,Solicitors and Experts from the Criminal Defence community.

Watch our high calibre criminal defence practitioner training videos anytime, anywhere on any device and we will give you a ticket to our highly rated legal updates conference for free !

COST £100 includes free conference ticket worth £75

This Package Includes

  • Unlimited CPD Access
  • Regular Legal Update Bulletins
  • Document Downloads
  • No Hassle
  • No Assessments
  • Full training record
  • Free Ticket to our Drinks Party

Our video modules include:

Criminal Law Updates

Legislation Update 1. John Cooper QC 25BR
Legislation Update 2. Nicky Hall HCA
Legislation Update 3. Nicky Hall HCA
Sentencing Update. Paul Keleher QC 25BR
Sentencing Update 2 Avoiding Prison. Dr Laura Janes. Howard League.
Sexual Offences Update 1. Matthew Stanbury GCN
Sexual Offences Update 2. Aisling Byrnes 25BR

Police Station

Police Station Basic Advice 1. Max Campbell. Brett Wilson LLP
Police Station Advice 2 Dos and Donts. Max Campbell
Police Station Advice 3. Max Campbell


Advocacy Skills. Leslie Cuthbert. Past chair SAHCA. Recorder
Twenty best tips in twenty minutes. Leslie Cuthbert. Recorder.
Case Theory. The Foundation of Advocacy. Andrew Mcglaughlin. Recorder
Advocacy Fast and Furious 2017. Jeremy Dein QC. Recorder
Magistrates Court Advocacy Skills and Updates Richard Brigden GCN
Youth Court Advocacy. Kate Aubrey Johnson. Just For Kids Law
Advocacy and Unity Within the Profession. John Cooper QC 25 BR


The History of Legal Aid and Proof Magazine. Rhona Friedman. Bindmans. Robert Lizar. Lizar and Co.
Unity Within the Profession. Greg Foxsmith Ex President LCCSA

Best Practice

Taking a Comprehensive Proof of Evidence. Max Campbell
Post Court Letters Max Campbell
CJSM, Digital Case Management. Duncan Jones .25BR
Instructing an Expert. Simon Franc. Forensic Equity.
Vulnerable Witnesses, Intermediaries, Fitness to Plead Natasha Lloyd Owen,
Emma Stuart Smith 25 BR
Vulnerable Witness Helen Valley Monica Stevenson. 25BR
Bad Character in Full. Monica Stevenson 25 BR
Abuse of Process. Colin Wells 25 BR
POCA and Financial Crime. Alex Di Francesco. 25 BR
Bribery Act. A Case Study. Osman Osman. 25BR
Inquests. John Cooper QC 25 BR
Immigration. Modern Slavery. Human Traffic Richard Brigden GCN
Investigatory Powers. Andrew Fitzpatrick GCN


Fingerprints. Forensic Equity
Indecent Images in Cyber Crime and Legitimate Defences. Forensic Equity
DNA Evidence for the Defence Practitioner. Sarah Short. Forensic Equity
Drugs. Accurate Defence Valuations. Anne Franc. Forensic Equity
Cyber Crime and Digital Devices, Simon Biles. Forensic Equity
Mobile Phone Evidence. Mark Rigby. Forensic Equity
Murder, Manslaughter, Causation and Heart Related Deaths
Firearms 1. An Introduction. Philip Boyce. Forensic Equity
Firearms 2. Firearms Act 1968. Philip Boyce. Forensic Equity
Firearms 3. Gunshot Blood Pattern Analysis. Philip Boyce. Forensic Equity
Firearms 4. Stunguns and Tazers. Philip Boyce. Forensic Equity


View our feedback

“As always a first class conference”, Edward Preston. Solicitor. Edward Fail Bradshaw Waterson.100%
“High probity and enjoyable as usual. Thank you”, Alison Todd. Senior Solicitor. McCormacks.100%
“Yet again an insightful engaging lecture covering areas much needed and of most interest”, Rachel Ottley. Solicitor Advocate. Taylor Street. 100%
“All fabulous. Thank you very much”, Jo Barun. Solicitor. Kaim Todner.100%
“Excellent conference. Value for money”, Madeleine Priestley. Director. Bishop and Light.100%
“Well structured, informative and useful”, Michael Carol. Principal. Michael Carol and Co.100%
“Excellent venue and high calibre speakers-well done”, Derek Hayward. Sole Practitioner.100%
“Very good course. Keep it up and keep going”, Donovan Malcolm, Solicitor. Malcolm and Co Solicitor LLP.100%
“Very diverse, informative and interesting conference”, Deborah Best. Solicitor. Needham Poulier.100%
“Great value course. Fab venue. Great speakers.”, M.Newell. Solicitor. Newells 100%

Further info

  • Rapid transport links across Manchester and the UK
  • Premium calibre content and delivery
  • Advance PDF of course notes with printed course pack on arrival
  • Organised and delivered by the best solicitors and barristers in the business
  • Coded personalised attendance certificates for SRA CPD/CCC compliance
  • Fast check in. Early get out. Comfortable all day seating
  • Air con and full audio visual support team
  • tea, coffee, WIFI

Getting there

Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS

Friends’ Meeting House is centrally located only a couple of minutes walk away from Manchester Town Hall and Manchester Central, and directly opposite the newly refurbished Central Library.


Nearest stop is St. Peters Square, which is currently being reconfigured- visit for more information.  Alternative stops can be found at


Within walking distance of all the city centre rail stations, approx times on foot:

Manchester Piccadilly – 20 min

Manchester Victoria – 15 min

Manchester Oxford Rd – 10 min

Salford Central – 15min

Deansgate – 10 min


Several bus routes stop near the Meeting House, including the Metroshuttle, free buses linking the main rail stations, car parks, shopping areas and businesses in Manchester city centre. Find out more at


The nearest parking is:

Great Northern (4 mins walk – M3 4EE) and Manchester Central (3 mins walk – M2 3GX)

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