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President’s Charity of the Year – Bristol Children’s Help Society

                            The Bristol Children’s Help Society is a privately funded volunteer led charity that owns and runs Barton Camp our 100 bed residential children’s centre in the beautiful Mendip hills. Barton Camp operates through the year as a base where disadvantaged local children can enjoy a few … more


No 12, The Meeting Rooms – Conference, Meeting and Mediation Rooms for Hire

Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of Colston Avenue and St Stephen’s Avenue. There are a number of large public car parks within a 5 minute walk from the … more


“The Perennial Problem of Disclosure – A way forward?” – One day Conference, UWE, 3rd July


Join us for a one-day conference on 3rd July at UWE Bristol Law School on the topic “The Perennial Problem of Disclosure – A way forward?”

This event is sponsored by the annual Socio-Legal Scholars Association’s Annual Seminar Series and the Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR). Organised by Ed Johnston from our Criminal Justice Research Unit.

Confirmed speakers
The confirmed speakers for the conference are:

  • Anthony Edwards is a criminal defence solicitor who specialises in corruption, fraud and major crime. He is widely acknowledged as one of the leading authorities on Police Station law and he has published widely in the areas of criminal procedure.

Anthony will be speaking on the topic ‘Contemporary issues with disclosure in the police station’.

  • Dr Abenaa Owusu-Bempah is an Assistant Professor of Law at the London School of Economics. Her research interests focus on criminal procedure and fair trial rights. Her recent book, Defendant Participation in the Criminal Process, examines how the disclosure provisions of the CrimPR compel the defendant to actively participate in their own criminal trial. The book examines how the adversarial criminal process can be effected by essentially non-adversarial provisions.

Abeena will be speaking on the topic ‘Reconsidering defence disclosure’.

  • Dr Hannah Quirk is a reader in Criminal Law at Kings College London. Her research interests centre around wrongful convictions and sentences. She has published extensively on the erosion of the Right to Silence and wrongful convictions.

Hannah will be speaking on the topic ‘Uncovering disclosure errors: Appeals and the CCRC’.

How to attend

If you would like to attend this event, please sign up online. This event is free to attend and refreshments will be provided. There will be plenty of opportunities for networking throughout the day and after the speaker presentations.

This one-day conference seeks to bring together academic and practitioner perspectives to examine potential avenues for reform and improvement. For more information on the background to this event please read Ed Johnston’s CALR blog post.

Cost: Free
Contact: Josie Englishby
Telephone: +44(0)117 32 86453
E-mail: calr@uwe.ac.uk

More information about SLSA Seminar Series: The Perennial Problem of Disclosure – A way forward?