23 February 2023 - 23 February 2023
6:00PM - 7:00PM
In person and online
Event location: TBC
The Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice are delighted to welcome legal professionals to share their experiences of pursuing careers in the Criminal Law.
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The Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice is delighted to announce that we will be joined on 23 February 2023 by three legal professionals who have experience of working in the area of Criminal Law. The three speakers offer different perspectives of working in the criminal law, based on their roles and career stages, so will offer valuable insights into a career in this area of the law. Students will hear from the speakers about their professional experiences and have an opportunity to ask questions. Consequently, this event will be invaluable for anyone interested in a career in criminal law.
The event is being held both online and in person. Due to the capacity of the room, in person registration is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Director and Head of Fraud & Regulatory at Adkirk Law Limited
Rachel has nearly 30 years’ experience in practice specialising in fraud and regulatory law. She prosecutes and defends and has dealt with high profile clients and cases including advising on the Manchester Arena bombing Inquiry, Hillsborough case, Stephen Port Inquest (serial killer) and Euribor trial. Rachel also defends senior Police Officers accused of misconduct. Rachel has commented as an expert in fraud and crime generally and has made numerous television and radio appearances.
Bar Student and Court Clerk at Newcastle Civil and Family Court
Amy completed her undergraduate in law at Durham, going on to complete an MJur exploring the impact of Covid-19 on the criminal court system in England under the supervision of Dr Jessie Blackbourn. For the last 3 years, Amy has also worked part-time as a court clerk at Newcastle Civil and Family Court. With the support of the Baroness Hale of Richmond scholarship from Gray’s Inn, Amy is currently in the second year of her part-time Bar Course LLM at Northumbria.
Retired Circuit Judge
His Honour Shaun Spencer KC sat as a Circuit Judge until retirement in 2014. Hailing from Leeds, Shaun graduated from the University of Durham with Ist Class Honours. He was called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn in 1968, appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1988 and spent the last few years in Silk almost exclusively defending. Shaun was appointed Assistant Recorder in 1982, later becoming a Recorder. As well as sitting as a Circuit Judge, Shaun was a Deputy High Court Judge and Legal Member of the MHRT.