UCL Faculty of Laws


Recording | Assize Seminar – Cutting Edge Criminal Law

10 November 2023, 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

Old newspaper article regarding criminal law

organised by Mark Dsouza (UCL), Matthew Dyson (Oxford, Chair), Paul Jarvis (CBA) and Rachel Clement Tolley (Cambridge)

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About the Assize Seminars (see the recording of the November 2023 Assize Seminar below)

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.

Speakers and Seminar Programme

3:00 pm: Welcome by Dr Mark Dsouza (UCL Laws)

3:05 pm: Dr Miranda Bevan, Lecturer in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, Goldsmiths, University of London: ‘Cut adrift: In search of effective participation for children in police custody’

Comments by Kath Jatter, GT Stewart and Jude Lanchin, Bindmans LLP

4:25 pm: Break

4:35 pm: Dr James Manwaring, Fellow and Director of Studies in Law, Homerton College, University of Cambridge: ‘Necessary Self-defence'

Comments by Melanie Simpson KC and HHJ Angela Rafferty KC

5:55 pm: Closing remarks

6:00 pm: Wine and nibbles reception

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