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Criminal Justice seminar in Liverpool

Date: 19 September 2019

Join us at our Chambers in Liverpool for a seminar given by Louise McCloskey, SJB Criminal Barrister, and Annie Kelly from the Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversity Team. Their presentation is entitled: Part 3 of the Mental Health Act and the CJS: Complexities, Challenges and Working Together.

Registration: 4.30pm

Seminar: 4.45pm

Q&A: 5.45pm

Drinks: 6-7pm

Tea, coffee and refreshments will be served.

The seminar is free of charge but spaces are limited. To book your place please visit our Eventbrite page.

Louise McCloskey is exclusively a criminal practitioner and handles all aspects of criminal law in the criminal courts at all levels. She has built up a strong and diverse practice. She is regularly instructed by both prosecution and defence. Those who instruct her include: the Crown Prosecution Service, North West National Probation Service, HM Revenue and Customs, The Civil Aviation Authority, Arriva, the Department for Work and Pensions, Royal Mail and Local Authorities. She has experience of both prosecuting and defending ASBO’s, SOPO’s and football banning orders. In addition to this she has been involved in the training of officers from the department of work and pensions in relation to benefit fraud cases. Her defence practice involves a wide variety of cases involving sexual and serious violent offences. She has been instructed junior counsel on a number of heavyweight criminal cases ranging from drug importations and child abduction to murder. She has provided lectures on the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and hopes to commit to further lectures focusing on the implications and importance of PII applications and Defence case statements.

Annie Kelly RNLD is employed by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust working within the Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Team (CJLDT).  Annie has 10 years’ experience working  with children, young people and adults with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and a range of vulnerabilities both within the community and in inpatient settings. Annie began working for CJLDT in 2015 as a youth practitioner and supported the development of a specific youth team to ensure the needs of young people progressing through the criminal justice system in Merseyside were met. For the last two years Annie has been employed as Court Clinical Lead within Liverpool Combined Courts. Annie is passionate about supporting the courts in finding alternatives to custody for those most vulnerable and with less serious offending behaviours.  She has more recently been appointed as Team Manager for CJLDT. If you would like further information please contact Annie via