The Legal and Investigations team run a regular series of legal CPD events. You can find out more about past events below:
Should you wish to refer any individual matters to us or to seek advice or information from us regarding children’s rights please do not hesitate to contact any member of the team who will be happy to assist.
March 17 Event
“The Coming of Age of the Children (NI) Order 1995”
Guest Speaker – Mrs Justice Keegan
This event considered the impact the Order has had on children’s rights in its 21 years. Mrs Justice Keegan reflected on the current state of children’s rights and how to build upon the progress to ensure that rights are fully realised.
Past events - see below previous CPD events
Criminal Record Disclosures: Conviction and Non- Conviction Information
NICCY hosted a CPD seminar on Friday 16th October 2015.
The speakers were Tom Clarke from AccessNI and Chief Inspector Brenda Cairns from PSNI.
The Last Resort: A case exploration of the dangers of one-dimensional public decisions in respect of children in custody
This CPD event took place on Wednesday 26th November 2014 at the Hilton Hotel, Belfast. The speaker at the event was Emma Little BL.
The Voice of the Child - Evidence from the Child in Children Order Proceedings
This CPD event took place on Tuesday 11th March 2014 at the Hilton Hotel, Belfast. The speaker at the event was Andrew Magee BL.
Best Interests of the Child
This CPD event took place on Tuesday 26 November 2013. The speakers were District Judge McKibben and District Judge Conner.
You can view the speeches here:
- The best interests of the child in family proceedings - District Judge McKibbin
- Dealing with cases in the Youth Court: the best interests of the child - District Judge Conner