Third Centre for Advocacy Conference

“Advocacy and Vulnerable Witnesses: 20 Years on from the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999”

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Nottingham Law School, in conjunction with The Advocate’s Gateway, will host the International Advocacy Conference on Friday 21 June 2019 at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University.

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, the aim of the conference is to explore the legacy of the 1999 Act, its impacts and its future.

  • From: Friday 21 June 2019, 10 am
  • To: Friday 21 June 2019, 7 pm
  • Registration: 9.30 am
  • Location: Chaucer Building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Chaucer Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LT
  • Cost: £60 per delegate, £30 for external students/charities, and free for speakers, NTU staff/students.
  • Booking deadline: Friday 14 June 2019, 5.00 pm

Event details

Nottingham Law School, in conjunction with The Advocate’s Gateway, will host the International Advocacy Conference on Friday 21 June 2019 at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University.

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, the aim of the conference is to explore the legacy of the 1999 Act, its impacts and its future.

The Conference aims to bring together all those with an interest in criminal procedure and evidence as well the teaching and development of advocacy skills in legal education. The Conference will provide opportunities for trial advocates, members of the judiciary, intermediaries and academics from around the world to meet and share best practice.

The Conference will be headed by Lord Justice Green, Chairman of the Law Commission.

To book your place please visit our Online Store. The cost per delegate is £60, £30 for external students/charities, and free for NTU staff/students and conference speakers.

Call for Papers

    Proposals are hereby invited for papers and workshops which may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Restriction on the use of previous sexual history evidence, theory and practice
  2. The effectiveness of special measures in achieving best evidence
  3. The extent to which vulnerable witnesses (including defendants) can participate effectively in the trial
  4. The fairness of the use of special measures to the parties
  5. The operation of Ground Rules Hearings
  6. International best practices for vulnerable witnesses
  7. The use of technology to ensure effective participation and modernisation.

Guidance for submissions

For further information please contact Mark Thomas at Mark.Thomas@ntu.ac.uk or call: 0115 848 6627.

Programme

9.30 am - Registration with refreshments

10.00 am - Start of the conference

13.30 pm - Lunch

5.30 pm - Close of the conference, followed by a drinks reception

Booking information

To book your place please visit our Online Store. The cost is £60 per delegate, £30 for external students/charities, and free for NTU staff/students.

Location details

Room/Building:

Chaucer Building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LT

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