Training Day - 29th March 2019


Training Day - 29th March 2019

from 75.00

Join us for a range of speakers on challenging the state around violence against women and girls

These include legal analysis from Phillippa Kaufmann QC, Karon Monaghan QC, and from Lisa Gormley of the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security on using international legal instruments and the CWJ team on our toolkits and strategic work.
We also have experts from the women’s sector and elsewhere including psychology trauma specialist on the experiences of survivors of male violence, frontline organisations on working with survivors of domestic abuse and trafficking, and using expert reports on cultural context. 

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Venue: Allen & Overy, 1 Bishops Square, London E1 6AD


9.30am Registration and Coffee

10.00 – 10.40 Introduction to CWJ and our Approach to Litigation

CWJ Director Harriet Wistrich on violence against women and girls, our approach to strategic litigation and working collaboratively. CWJ Trustee Sarah Ricca on a feminist approach to legal practice.

10.40 – 11.10 Introduction to Lawyers Reference Panel & CWJ toolkits Part 1

CWJ solicitor Nogah Ofer: The criminal justice process for victims/survivors: Director’s Guidance on Charging; Victim’s Right to Review; police powers, bail and super-complaints.

11.10 – 11.30 Break and coffee

11.30 – 12.10 The crisis in the investigation and prosecution of rape, what next after DSD?
Phillippa Kaufmann QC, counsel in DSD case against the Commissioner of Police and against Parole Board, with CWJ solicitor Kate Ellis

12.10 – 1.00 The international context

Lisa Gormley, LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security: An introduction to relevant international instruments and how to use them in UK legal challenges including overview of CEDAW, Istanbul Convention and UN Special Rapporteurs.

Esohe Aghatise, Board Member of the Coalition Against Trafficking of Women; Executive Director of Associazione Iroko Onlus, Italy, on holding the state to account internationally on the trafficking of women

1 – 2.00 pm Light lunch provided

2 - 2.30 The needs of survivors and of the frontline women’s sector, the collaborative approach and what we can learn from the sector
Yasmin Rehman, Chief Executive Nottingham Women’s Aid; Heather Harvey, Research and Development Manager at Nia, with survivors and a survivor’s account

2.30 – 3.00 Expert evidence on the experiences of survivors

Dr. Georgina Clifford, clinical psychologist and Director of London Trauma Specialists and Yasmin Rehman on using expert reports on cultural context

3.00 – 3.30 CWJ toolkits Part 2

Nogah Ofer on harassment and stalking, coercive control, cyber-stalking, revenge pornography, DVPOs v civil injunctions

3.30 – 3.50 Break and coffee
3.50 – 4.30 Violence against women case law overview

Karon Monaghan QC, specialist in Equality and Human Rights Law

4.30 – 5.00 Feedback and discussion


£150 (or half-price/£75 for CWJ Supporter)

Annual rates to become a CWJ Supporter:

£150 for solicitor firms with 1- 3 practitioners in the relevant specialism
£250 for solicitor firms with 4 plus practitioners in the relevant specialism
£500 for large firms (200 plus lawyers)
Barristers: £50 for junior barrister, £100 for 10 year plus qualified
Others: £100

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