Date: Wednesday 30th October 2019
Time: 18:00
Speakers: Mark Cotter QC, Don Ramble, John McNamara
Cost: Free to attend subject to availability.
5SAH invites you to attend final our Autumn Series of Seminars: 2019. The seminar will be presented by our expert barristers in our Criminal Defence Team and Public Prosecutions Team.
This seminar sets out a practical approach to some of the common disclosure problems that arise in the criminal courts.  In particular, the seminar looks at disclosure in the context of expert evidence and digital material.  The speakers examine how to approach these topics from both a prosecution and defence perspective.  The seminar also looks at what the best strategic approach is to the disclosure process, from completing the new-style PTPH form to the basics of what should go in a defence statement and how best to deploy disclosure requests.
The event will be chaired by Mark Cotter QC:
  • Mark Cotter QC specialises in general and financial crime.  He defends and prosecutes at the highest level, with a particular emphasis on homicide, sexual allegations and white collar fraud. He undertakes a very significant amount of private work, where reputational issues are at stake, and has, for many years, been ranked in Chambers and Partners as a leader in the field of crime at the London Bar. Mark is also ranked in the Legal 500 as a leading individual in the field of crime at the London Bar.
About the speakers:
  • Don Ramble has acted as disclosure counsel in some of the most high profile criminal cases of recent years, including the prosecution of Andrew Coulson and others for ‘phone hacking’, and the prosecution of Levi Bellfield for the abduction and murder of Milly Dowler.  Don has also recently co-authored, ‘Tackling Disclosure in the Criminal Courts – A Practitioner’s Guide’.

  • John McNamara is a barrister building a strong Crown Court practice representing defendants facing serious offences. He has acted as disclosure counsel in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. Prior to coming to the Bar John worked as a paralegal in a well respected firm where he assisted in litigating cases, often flagging disclosure issues resulting in the case being stopped.

The event will take place on Wednesday 30 October 2019 at 6pm with drinks and nibbles to follow the event.

Register via the RSVP links on this page.


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