08:00

Registration

09:00

Chair’s welcome

09:10

Keynote Speech

09:40

Core update: Recent updates in criminal law

10:30

Break

10:50

Core update: Recent updates continued

  • Dishonesty and the impact of Ivey.
  • Causation and Wallace.
  • Consent, offences against the person and BM.
  • Recent developments on loss of control, diminished responsibility and infanticide.
  • Self-defence, intoxication and Taj.
  • Blackmail and territoriality.
  • Karl Laird Lecturer in Law, University of Oxford

11:30

Core update: Evidence

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Update from the SFO

13:30

Updates from the Sentencing Council

14:40

Core update: Procedure

  • Search Warrants
  • Revised CPS Code for Prosecutors; Victims’ Right to Review scheme
  • Disclosure
  • Reporting Restrictions
  • Abuse of Process
  • Magistrates’ courts procedure
  • Case management
  • Crown Court procedure
  • Appeals from magistrates’ courts and from the Crown Court

14:10

Sentencing Review

  • Key developments from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
  • New legislation
  • Assessing risk
  • A look forward to 2019
  • Lyndon Harris General Editor and Editor, Current Sentencing Practice and Criminal Appeal Reports (Sentencing)

15:10

Break

15:30

Breakout options: choose 1 of the following options

15:30

Breakout option 1: Vulnerability

  • An update from the magistrate’s court
  • Working with an intermediary
  • Updates from the bar council training course
  • Lessons learned

15:30

Breakout option 2: DPAs, Fraud and white-collar crime

16:30

Police station law and practice update

  • Revised PACE Codes of Practice C, E, F and H
  • The new Code for Crown Prosecutors
  • Place of safety provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Out-of-court disposals
  • Recent cases on arrest, execution of duty, appropriate adults, out-of-court disposals, and search of property
  • Professor Ed Cape Emeritus Professor of Criminal Law and Practice, Centre for Applied Legal Research, Law Department, University of the West of England

17:15

Drinks reception

*Please note the agenda is subject to change

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