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9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Blomsbury Hotel, London
16 - 22 Great Russell Street, London, WCIB 3NN


09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:35 Welcome to the conference
Chaired by: Tracey Storey

09:35 – 10:05 Opening address: Introduction to abuse claims
Malcolm Johnson

10:05 – 10:45 CN v Poole
Speaker: Ian O’Donnell

10:45 – 11:05 Refreshment break

11:05 – 11:45 Human Rights Act Claims
Speaker: Kim Harrison

11:45 – 12:20 IICSA
Speaker: Richard Scorer

12:20 – 13:00 The Centre for Women’s Justice
Speaker: Harriett Wistrich

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:05 Welcome back
Chaired by: David McClenaghan

14:05 – 15:00 Panel session: Automatic victim belief
Chaired by: Tracey Storey

Panel members:
Richard Fewkes
Sean O’Neill
Matthew Scott
Gabrielle Shaw

15:00 – 15:30 Claims against Facebook
Speaker: Steve Kuncewicz

15:30 – 15:50 Refreshment break
15:50 – 16:30 Capacity and Court of Protection
Speaker: Julia Lomas

16:30 – 17:00 The role of an intermediary
Speaker: Catherine O’Neill

17:00 Close of conference


Richard Fewkes
National Co-ordinator, Operation Hyrdrant

Kim Harrison
Principal Lawyer, Slater + Gordon Lawyers, Manchester

Malcolm Johnson
Senior Associate, B L Claims Solicitors, London

Steve Kuncewicz
Partner, BLM Law, Manchester

Julia Lomas
Head of COP, Irwin Mitchell, London

David McClenaghan
Secretary of APIL’s Child Abuse SIG, Partner and Head of Abuse Department, Bolt Burdon Kemp, London

Ian O’Donnell
Barrister, One Crown Office Row, London

Catherine O’Neill
Chair, Intermediaries for Justice, London

Sean O’Neill
Journalist, The Times

Richard Scorer
Slater + Gordon Lawyers, Manchester

Matthew Scott
Barrister, Pump Court Chambers, London

Gabrielle Shaw
Chief Executive Officer, National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC), London

Tracey Storey
Co-ordinator of APIL’s Child Abuse SIG, Partner, Irwin Mitchell LLP, London

Harriett Wistrich
The Centre for Women’s Justice, London

APIL accreditation:
All levels
CPD: 5 hours 50 minutes*

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APIL Corporate accredited firm: £205 + VAT
APIL / ACAL member: £240 + VAT
Non-member: £355 + VAT

To Book and more info: http://www.apil.org.uk/training/2913/apil-abuse-conference-2018-held-in-conjunction-with-acal