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National Training Conference on Investigating Miscarriages of Justice

Start
16th February 2018 13:30
End
17th February 2018 18:00
Address
School of Law, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL   View map

£43.71 £16.76

The 2018 National Training Conference for students in pro bono innocence projects, Miscarriages of Justice Review Centres, and independent case investigators will take place at the University of Manchester on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 February.

 

There are lots of  speakers and the CCRC are doing a workshop in small groups

 

Student fee – £15.00 (exc fee of £1.76)

General admission fee (academics, practitioner etc) – £40.00 (exc fee of £3.71)

The ticket price includes a drink reception and lunch and coffee and tea.

For accommodation Motel 1 in Deansgate or Motel 1 near Piccadilly Station are recommended – if you ring up and book and say you are with the University of Manchester it’s £69 a night.  There is also a premier inn near Piccadilly station and that tends to be around £45 and it’s basic but clean, comfy and functional.

If academic staff are planning to attend please confirm direct with Claire McGourlay who is organising a dinner on the Friday and possibly Saturday night, at claire.mcgourlay@manchester.ac.uk

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National Training Conference on Investigating Miscarriages of Justice 2018 – The School of Law at the University of Manchester, sponsored by Clyde & Co. and LexisNexis

The 2018 National Training Conference for students in pro bono innocence projects, Miscarriages of Justice Review Centres, and independent case investigators will take place at the University of Manchester on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 February.

The students and other investigators give their own time to help with cases of people who claim to be innocent of crimes of which they have been convicted, and who cannot afford to pay lawyers to review their cases. This Conference gives them unique opportunities to hear and meet some of the UK’s leading experts who can help them find out what might have gone wrong in police investigations and prosecutions, and what evidence can be found to support claims of innocence.

We are delighted to have a major contribution from the Criminal Cases Review Commission, an independent body which has the powers to obtain the fresh evidence needed to overturn wrongful convictions, and to refer cases to the Court of Appeal. The CCRC will explain in detail how it carries out its work and lead workshops for participants.