Criminal Appeals Seminar - Manchester

Date: Wednesday 21 May 2014

Time: 13.00 - 18.00

Location: Doughty Street Chambers (Manchester)

Venue: Pall Mall Court, 61-67 King Street, Manchester, M2 4PD

Speakers: Abigail Bright, Edward Fitzgerald CBE QC, Erimnaz Mushtaq, Francis FitzGibbon QC, Kate O'Raghallaigh, Paul Taylor

CPD: 4

Fee: Free

Doughty Street Chambers are delighted to invite you to the Manchester Criminal Appeals Seminar on Wednesday 21st May 2014, starting with lunch at 1pm and followed by drinks at 6pm.  

The talks will cover the procedural and substantive issues arising in criminal appeals, reviews and applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Each talk will include essential updates on the latest case law and procedural changes. The emphasis will be on practical and tactical issues The speakers from the Doughty Street Criminal Appeals Unit have specialist knowledge of appeals and include Edward Fitzgerald QC, Francis Fitzgibbon QC  and contributors to Taylor on Criminal Appeals  (OUP 2012), the leading practitioner guide to appeals.


1:00 – Lunch & registration
2.00 – Introduction

2.10 - General procedural issues in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and  the Criminal Cases Review Commission  - Kate O'Raghallaigh

2:40 – Judicial Review/Case stated and choosing a venue to challenge a decision - Erim Mushtaq

3.10 – Fresh evidence on appeal – Paul Taylor

3:45 - Refreshments

4.00  - Criticism of trial lawyers as a ground of appeal - Francis Fitzgibbon QC  

4:30 - The Court of Appeal ‘s approach to bad character evidence - Andy Pilkington

5:00 – Challenging SOPO’s - Abigail Bright

5:30 – Historic appeals and Sentencing issues - Edward Fitzgerald QC

Questions and closing remarks

6:00 - Wine & Canapés.

To reserve your place, please RSVP to  or contact Jennifer Noone on 020 7404 1313.


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