International Women’s Day Manchester

Date: Tuesday 13 March 2018

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Location: Central Manchester

Speakers: HHJ Hilary Manley; Alex Preston, Olliers; Correnna Platt Stephensons

Fee: No Fee - RSVP essential

March 2018 will see the third annual festival hosted by Doughty Street Chambers in celebration of International Women’s Day.  We have been delighted and overwhelmed by the support these events have generated, and this year’s planned programmes promise to be even bigger than 2016 and 2017, and we hope to reach even more people.

We are planning an event to take place in Manchester on 13th March 2018 and will focus particularly on issues facing women in the criminal justice system.

The planned agenda includes:

18.00 – 18.15  - Registration and Welcome   


18.15 – 18.45 - Trial                                         

Alex Preston (Olliers) and Erim Mushtaq (Doughty Street) will discuss some of the issues that commonly arise in defending women at trial, and how to address them


18.45 – 19.15 - Mitigation                             

Katie Fraser, of the charity Women in Prison, will focus on statistics relating to women in prison and recent studies on how prison effects women in particular. HHJ Hilary Manley, Judge at Manchester Crown Court, will offer a judicial perspective


19.15 – 19.45 - Appeal                                  

Katy Thorne QC and Correna Platt (Stephensons) will focus on appeals in areas that relate in particular to female defendants


19.45 – 20.00 - Q&A


20.00 -  Drinks Reception


This event is now SOLD OUT. If you have missed out on a ticket, please email here to be added to the waiting list. 


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