Female Genital Mutilation

The Law, The Lessons and The Unintended Consequences

Zoe Johnson QC

Sean Larkin QC

Professor Sarah Creighton

chaired by

Tom Kark QC

Following the acquittal of Dr Dharmasena this year in the first ever prosecution brought under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, counsel for the defence Zoe Johnson QC explains the difficulties faced, the lessons learnt and the path ahead.
Sean Larkin QC joins the panel to speak from the perspective of presenting counsel following his instruction by the General Medical Council in the misconduct proceedings at the Medical Practitioner Tribunal Service for a complaint of FGM against Dr Pandya which concluded last year.

Professor Sarah Creighton will speak as an established and prominent expert in the field. She is a consultant gynaecologist honorary clinical professor at University College London Hospital and a consultant adolescent gynaecologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She has a major clinical and research practice in women and girls with complex congenital and acquired genital anomalies including Female Genital Mutilation.

Tom Kark QC will chair the discussion as we explore the impact of these recent cases on the future of FGM prosecutions and the law.
We would be delighted if you could attend.

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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