UCL Faculty of Laws


Assize Seminar on Cutting Edge Criminal Law

16 November 2019, 10:30 am–3:00 pm

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A UCL Centre for Criminal Law event

Event Information

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UCL Laws (Moot Court)
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens

This event is organised by Mark Dsouza (UCL), Matt Dyson (Oxford, Chair), Paul Jarvis (CBA) and Findlay Stark (Cambridge).

About this event

The Assize Seminars provide a space for cutting edge academic work to play a practical role in understanding and developing the law. They are a chance to challenge, debate and refine criminal justice, providing a bridge from academia to criminal legal practice. Just like the Assize of old, the seminars are peripatetic, rotating between three leading academic institutions: Oxford, Cambridge and University College London, and occasionally, making a special stop elsewhere in England & Wales. Each assize seminar runs with the support of the Criminal Bar Association.

Programme and Session Films

Welcome by Dr Mark Dsouza (Lecturer, UCL)

Session 1 - 'The Probable and the Nonarbitrary: Generalisations in the Law of Evidence'

Dr Liat Levanon (Lecturer in Criminal Law, Dickson Poon Law School, KCL) Comment by Dr Jonathan Rogers (Lecturer in Criminal Justice, Faculty of Law University of Cambridge) Q&A


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Session 2 - 'Revisiting the Fraud Act 2006 - A Step Too Far?'
Hannah Willcocks (Barrister, Red Lion Chambers, Reader, Crown Court; and Senior Teaching Fellow, UCL)

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Session 3 - 'When the fudge no longer satisfies: When, how, and why tolerance for ambiguity in criminal law ends'
Dr Matt Dyson (Associate Professor in Law, University of Oxford)

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Speaker's Slides

Download copies of the speaker's slides from this seminar

Dr Matt Dyson - When the Fudge no Longer Satisfies

Dr Liat Levanon - The Probable and the Nonarbitrary