Gypsy and Traveller Perspective on Youth Sentencing Guidelines – 4th December 2017
Date: 4th December 2017
Venue: Hodge Jones Allen, 180 N Gower St, Kings Cross, London NW1 2NB
Time: 6.00 pm
The training will be delivered by 2 speakers from the Traveller Movement supported by Pippa Woodrow of Doughty Street Chambers and the event will be chaired by Marc Willers QC of Garden Court Chambers.
The objective of the training is raise awareness among the LCCSA members of the Sentencing Council's guidelines on Sentencing Children and Young People from the perspective of Gypsies and Travellers. Given that Gypsy and Traveller children are overrepresented in the justice system, the training objective is to ensure criminal solicitors are better informed of common factors relevant to GTR children as members of a minority ethnic group in order to bring these to the court's attention.
Marc Willers QC is a practising barrister and a member of both the English and Irish Bars. He is also an accredited mediator. He specialises in the following areas: the protection of the rights of Gypsies, Travellers and Roma; planning law; human rights, civil liberties and discrimination; public and administrative law. He has been instructed in many of the leading cases concerning the planned provision of suitable accommodation to meet the needs of Gypsies, Travellers and Roma. Marc received the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award in 2011 and was appointed a QC in 2014. He is the co-editor of Gypsy and Traveller Law (2007, LAG).
If you would like to book a place, please let me know: saraboxer@aol.com

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