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Criminal Law Review Conference 2012
The annual Criminal Law Review Conference 2012 is to be held on Friday, 7 December 2012.
The conference offers a complete and practical analysis of the key cases, legislation, rules and
strategies in criminal law and how the changes will affect the everyday work of legal practitioners.
The conference will focus on particular areas within criminal law, including evidence, criminal practice,
evidence, criminal law, criminal appeal cases, and sentencing.
Key Reasons to Attend:
Hear the important keynote speech by Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions
Learn from in-depth analysis and discussion of recent case law, legislative developments, changes to rules and
how they will affect your practice and procedures
Clarify new legal concepts and learn what impact the developments will have on your daily work
Walk away with strategies and effective tools to overcome challenges in the law
Hear from eminent criminal law experts as they discuss developments in their area of speciality,
including criminal appeal cases, evidence, criminal law, criminal practice and sentencing
Receive practical examples from other criminal law professionals and learn how they are overcoming
Opportunity to speak to leading criminal law experts and network with fellow legal professionals
Who will benefit from attending?
Solicitors and barristers in public and private sectors who practice in criminal law.
The fee for CALA members is discounted to £195.00 + VAT (£234.00).
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For more information including a full programme and details on expert speakers click here
Public Meeting at House of Commons and Proposed Private Members Bill
CALA held a public meeting at the House of Commons on 6th July 2011 at 6 p.m.
The topic for discussion was"The failure to compensate victims of miscarriages of justice - Time for government action".
The meeting was chaired by Lord Martin Thomas QC and included contributions from Tim Owen QC, Henry Blaxland QC
and Suzanne Holsdworth. Professor John Spencer QC LLD of University of Cambridge supported this meeting wrote an
open letter to Government which can be read here.
Following the meeting it was resolved to draft a private members Bill on the topic to get the compensation scheme
for victims of miscarriages of justice onto the agenda for discussion within Government.
A report of the meeting can be read here.
CALA Conference 2012
CALA held a conference on 21st April 2012 entitled Miscarriages of Justice: Who Cares?
The conference was held at the Methodist International Centre in Euston.
The speakers included Henry Blaxland QC, Edward Fitzgerald QC, Tim Owen QC, Professor John Spencer QC,
Richard Foster CBE (CCRC Chair), Dr Adrian Grounds and Steven Bird.