Training & Seminars

Barristers at QEB Hollis Whiteman regularly conduct training on a wide range of legal subjects – both general and highly specific. Many of our members are acknowledged experts in their specialist field of law and are, in addition, experienced speakers and trainers.

Members of our specialist Intellectual Property group within QEB Hollis Whiteman regularly provide training in intellectual property and trading standards – both the law and practice. This training is delivered to local authorities, the police, prosecutors (in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland) and all those involved in the enforcement of the relevant legislation. Ari Alibhai is a specialist in intellectual property crime, fraud and confiscation and has given numerous seminars and lectures to Trading Standards, Police Regional Intelligence Units and the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. David Groome regularly addresses trading standards authorities on effective prosecution.

We have provided training on preparation for disciplinary tribunals, for a range of professional bodies and user groups. Mark Aldred is an expert in covert surveillance-related legislation – the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA), Public Interest Immunity (PII) and the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act – and has frequently spoken on these and related matters.

Paul Raudnitz lectures on a range of legal subjects, including The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 and The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and on unused material/disclosure.  He has also recently recorded a podcast with Brent and Harrow Trading Standards dealing with “Wheel Clamping: Regulation and the Criminal Law”.

With our breadth and depth of expertise in all areas of the law, we are happy to put together a bespoke training programme or seminar programme, targeted specifically at the audience involved and the intended outcome of the training, such as improving practical expertise in a particular area of the law.

Coming up:


Recent Seminars

Date: Wednesday 2nd March 2016
Some Banking Topics Made Simple: By Industry Experts.

A mixed audience of financial crime lawyers, banking and finance professional and academics heard something a little different from our three knowledgeable and entertaining speakers.

Terri Duhon kicked off with an informative and amusing overview of the different elements of the industry with particular emphasis on the differing cultures and their effect for regulators; Steve Smith shared his personal view of the challenges facing the Financial Crime Team in a major global bank and Michael Sheren gave a fascinating insight into the impact the 'FinTech' companies are already having on more traditional players in the market and on regulation.


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Date: Wednesday 3rd February 2016
After Elveden: the Future of Public Interest Defence

Following the conclusion of Operation Elveden and its substantial failure to secure convictions of journalists charged with paying public officials for stories, this seminar will explore the changing legal landscape brought about by the coming into force of both the Bribery Act 2010 and the new police corruption offence introduced by section 26 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015. These have lowered the bar for the prosecution of journalists accused of paying public officials by limiting, and arguably removing the public interest defence previously relied on.

A number of QEB members have been involved in investigations and trials connected with Operation Elveden. David Spens QC and Tom Coke-Smythe represented News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman in the News International phone hacking case and host this seminar with a panel of expert speakers:

David Ormerod QC (Law Commissioner and Professor of Criminal Justice at Queen Mary, University of London)
Gill Philips (Director of editorial legal services for the Guardian News and Media)
Roy Greenslade (Professor of Journalism at City University)

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Date: Wednesday 18th November 2015

Shareholders Feel the Pain? - The New Sentencing Guidelines on Health and Safety and Corporate Manslaughter Offences

The long-awaited new sentencing guidelines for health and safety and corporate manslaughter offences will be published in November this year and take effect in early 2016. Based on the consultation draft, it is expected that the guidelines will require courts to adopt an entirely new approach to sentencing in these cases that will inevitably lead to a huge increase in fines imposed for medium-sized and large companies.

QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers and Kingsley Napley LLP Solicitors invite you to join us for a breakfast seminar introducing the new guidelines and discussing their likely impact in practice.

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Date: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Time: 8.15am - 9.30am (registration from 7.45am)
Location: QEB Hollis Whiteman, 1-2 Laurence Pountney Hill, London EC4R 0EU
Limited spaces available so RSVP soon: barristers@qebhw.co.uk

Private Prosecution: The Definitive Guide

QEB Hollis Whiteman, in association with FACT, invites you to join them to hear from leading practitioners in the field who will take you through the life of a private prosecution.  

Whether you defend or prosecute, or simply need to increase your awareness of this topical subject, this conference will provide a best practice template, invaluable insights gained from many years’ experience and an opportunity to have your questions answered and to debate the issues with the panel of experts.


Date: Thursday, 2nd July 2015
Venue: Banking Hall, 14 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND
CPD: 3.5 hours

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Female Genital Mutilation

The Law, The Lessons and The Unintended Consequences

Professor Sarah Creighton, Zoe Johnson QC and Sean Larkin QC speak at QEB Hollis Whiteman FGM seminar

The Law, The Lessons and The Unintended Consequences

Date: Wednesday 6th May 2015
Venue: QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers,
1-2 Laurence Pountney Hill, London, EC4R 0EU
Time: 17:30 registration | 18:00 start | 19:30 drinks reception
RSVP: barristers@qebhw.co.uk quoting 'FGM'
CPD accredited
This seminar is free of charge

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Health & Safety: The People Problem

"The individual, the company and the law"
 
Keynote speakers:

Adrian Darbishire QC, Chambers and Partners Health and Safety Silk of the year

Jocelyn Ledward, Barrister

Alan Fox, Senior Enforcement Lawyer at the HSE.

Chaired by:

Mark Ellison QC

Date: Wednesday 4th March 2015
Venue: QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers,
1-2 Laurence Pountney Hill, London, EC4R 0EU
Time: 17:30 Registration - 18:00 Start - followed by drinks & canapes.
This event is by invitation only and is CPD accredited

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Sean Larkin QC and Adam King talk to the YFLA on Bitcoin
QEB Hollis Whiteman host a Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA) Educational Event on Tuesday 24th February when  Sean Larkin QC and Adam King will provide insights into the legal issues surrounding digital currency Bitcoin.

The key aims of the YFLA are the combination of education, training and social interaction. The YFLA hosts four educational events a year as well as four social events.  Membership is open to solicitors, barristers, ILEX members, trainees, pupils and student ILEX members, paralegals and legal academic staff, who work in either civil or criminal fraud, or in the regulatory arena.  

More information about the YFLA can be found on their website:  http://www.yfla.com

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Surrey Police Discipline Rep Training

23rd February 2015

Mark Aldred and Alexandra Felix provide training to Surrey Police Discipline Reps on the importance of an active defence and whether police officers have a private life.

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SOCIAL MEDIA: From 'Post' to Punishment

A practical guide to social media offences and using social media evidence in joint enterprise cases

Presented by

Edward Brown QC
Julian Evans
Jocelyn Ledward

Date: Wednesday 17th December

Venue: QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers,
1-2 Laurence Pountney Hill, London, EC4R 0EU

Time: 17:00 registration - 17:30 start - 19:00 drinks reception

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Tom Coke-Smyth and Polly Dyer provide Case Management training to members of the LBLA

Tom & Polly lead a half day seminar ‘Foundations for Successful Case Management; building a strong case’ for members of the London Boroughs Legal Alliance (LBLA).

The LBLA is a collaborative partnership of London local authority legal teams, managed by Kennedy Cater. 

QEB Hollis Whiteman is an accredited supplier of legal services to the Alliance and provides training to members of the authorities’ legal teams.

(18 November 2014)

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On the 10th June QEB Hollis Whiteman hosted a Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA) Educational Event, The challenges of prosecuting fraud: too large, too complex? in chambers.  Mark Ellison QC discussed the subject from the prosecution perspective and Sean Larkin QC from the defence.


The key aims of the YFLA are the combination of education, training and social interaction. The YFLA hosts four educational events a year as well as four social events.  Membership is open to solicitors, barristers, ILEX members, trainees, pupils and student ILEX members, paralegals and legal academic staff, who work in either civil or criminal fraud, or in the regulatory arena.  


More information about the YFLA can be found on their website:  http://www.yfla.com