Criminal Practice: what the lessons of the past teach us for the future

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Date(s) - 30/01/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Macfarlanes LLP


We are delighted to invite you to our latest JUSTICE members-only event on 30 January 2020 at Macfarlanes, 20 Cursitor Street, London EC4A 1LT.

We will be discussing trends, challenges and lessons of the past with a panel of fantastic speakers; Dame Maura McGowan DBE, Anthony Edwards, Anand Doobay and Natasha Lloyd-Owen.

A drinks reception will follow the event. We are very grateful to Macfarlanes for kindly hosting this event.

As a member, you are invited to join us for this special evening. If you are not a JUSTICE member yet you can sign up here

Book your place in the members area here

More about our speakers:

Dame Maura McGowan DBE is a High Court Judge of England and Wales. She sits in the Queen’s Bench Division and is currently a Presiding Judge on the South Eastern Circuit – only the second woman ever to have been a Presider on that Circuit. Maura was Chair of the Bar Council of England and Wales in 2013. She was named Lawyer of the Year by Legal Business in 2014 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Chambers UK in 2016. Maura previously served on the JUSTICE Council.

Tony Edwards was for 45 years a criminal law solicitor at TV Edwards. He is author of Blackstone’s Magistrates’ Court Handbook, Advising the Suspect in the Police Station (Sweet and Maxwell) and (with Colin Beaumont) Criminal Costs: Legal Aid Costs in the Criminal Courts (LAG, April 2016). He is a member of the Board of Blackstone’s Criminal Practice and a former member of the Sentencing (Guidelines) Council. Tony previously served on the JUSTICE Council.

Anand Doobay is a Council member of JUSTICE and Partner at Boutique Law LLP. He deals with criminal and regulatory matters including fraud, extradition, mutual legal assistance, corruption, sanctions, tax and money laundering. Anand has been involved in high profile and politically sensitive investigations and prosecutions in over fifty countries.

Natasha Lloyd-Owen is a criminal barrister at 25 Bedford Row Chambers. She served on the JUSTICE Working Party ‘Mental Health and Fair Trial’ in 2017. Natasha practises in all areas of criminal defence and associated areas of work including fraud, drugs, violence and public disorder, sexual offences, confiscation and enforcement, licensing and regulatory offences, extradition, inquests and public and administrative law.