08:00

Registration

09:00

Welcome and introduction

09:10

Keynote Speech

09:40

Recent developments in criminal law

  • Recent cases on Diminished Responsibility: Golds, Blackman, Conroy, Squelch, Wilcocks, Kay,  Jones
  • Applying the householder defence – Ray
  • The continuing saga of Jogee
  • Gross negligence manslaughter  – significant developments in 2016-7:  Sellu, Rudlings, Rose

New for 2017

  • Criminal Finances Act
  • Policing and Crime Act

10:40

Morning Break

11:00

Core update: Evidence

  • Update on rules relating to hearsay, and bad character,
  •  Absent witnesses and defendants unfit to participate adequately.
  •  Gang affiliation evidence
  •  Disclosure
  •  Expert testimony

12:00

Core update – Fraud and Business Crime

  • DPAs
  • Privilege
  • Future of UK Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Finances Act- New Tax Offences

13:00

Lunch

13:45

Keynote Speech: Updates from the Sentencing Council

14:45

Feature topic 2017: Updates from the Magistrate’s Court

15:15

Afternoon Break

15:30

Core update – Procedure

  • Professor Peter Hungerford-Welch Professor of Law & Assistant Dean, The City Law School
  • Debbie Price Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor, Head of Extradition, International Justice and Organised Crime Division, Crown Prosecution Service

16:30

Feature topic 2017: Vulnerability and Section 28

  • Cases and events that led up to the Pilot scheme being announced in 2013
  • Practical difficulties that can arise
  • Benefits and the disadvantages of the scheme

17:00

Drinks reception

*Please note the agenda is subject to change

The page will be updated with further details on the agenda once they are confirmed.