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
  • Evidence gathering and information-sharing with foreign jurisdictions

13:00

Lunch

13:45

Keynote Speech: Updates from the Sentencing Council

14:30

Sentencing update

14:45

Feature topic 2017: Youth court update

15:15

Afternoon Break

15:30

Core update – Procedure

16:10

Feature topic 2017: The International Perspective: Mutual Recognition Measures in the Shadow of Brexit

Evidence, people, assets.

  • The European Investigation Order – what is it and is it working?
  • The European Arrest Warrant – what are the alternatives?
  • Freezing and Confiscation Orders – where next for asset recovery?

16:50

Feature topic 2017: Vulnerable witnesses: A practical guide

  • Pre-recorded cross- examination
  • Ground rules hearings
  • Advocates tool kits

17:30

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.