7BR is delighted to present a series of short lunchtime webinars, for solicitors, covering key aspects of general and financial crime. Designed to help you make the most of your time working from home, each session is only 30 minutes long and will be presented by a different member of our Crime Team.

The talks will be delivered via live webinar, with an opportunity to ask our team questions at the end. The programme is as follows:

Webinar 1 – Friday 17th April – 13:30 – 14:15 – Maryam Syed

“Special measures & how to cross examine a vulnerable witness/defendant” examining the key legal factors and practical guidance on how to effectively question a witness identified as vulnerable and “What to look for when instructing a psychiatrist in the Crown Court.” A review of the legal and practical principals of choosing and properly briefing a psychiatric expert.

Both topics will deal with issues whether you are Prosecution or Defence.

Webinar 2 – Thursday 23rd April – 13:30 – 14:15 – Stephen Ferson & Kitty Geddes

“Legal Professional Privilege in Corporate, Regulatory and Criminal investigations” The talk provides an overview of recent developments in the law relating to LPP in the above three areas.”

Webinar 3 – Thursday 30th April – 13:30 – 14:15 – Andrew Wheeler QC

“Cryptocurrency Update: Safety; Regulation; Covid 19.” Andrew Wheeler QC considers the safety or otherwise, of the currency exchanges, issues of financial crime and regulation, and the effect of the current Covid 19 pandemic on digital currencies.

Webinar 4 – Tuesday 5th May – 13:30 – 14:15 – David Matthew & Daniel Bishop

“Coronavirus lockdown and the Law” David Matthew and Daniel Bishop will discuss the Regulations that create the rules, the offences (and defences) along with police powers to enforce the lockdown. It’s a webinar about what the law actually says. That is not always the same as what is announced at a press conference, what’s in the newspapers, or what a police constable thinks.”

Webinar 5 – Wednesday 13th May – 13:30 – 14:15 – Kat Shields & Vittoria Trigilio

“Interested parties and confiscation orders” This talk will explore the consequences of confiscation orders on interested parties, looking at the case of R v Hayes [2018] EWCA Crim 682 and more recent case law broadening the scope of that decision.

Webinar 6 – Tuesday 19th May – 13:30 – 14:15 – James House QC

“Loss of Control as a partial defence in murder trials.”

To sign up to attend these webinars please email RSVP@7br.co.uk

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