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.

Upcoming Event - March 2017 

“The Coming of Age of the Children (NI) Order 1995”

Guest Speaker – Mrs Justice Keegan

This event will consider the impact the Order has had on children’s rights in its 21 years. Mrs Justice Keegan will reflect on the current state of children’s rights and how to build upon the progress to ensure that rights are fully realised.


  • Wednesday 1st March 2017
  • 1.00 – 2.00pm at the Glenbank Suite, Hilton Hotel, Belfast
  • Lunch is available from 12.30pm


This seminar is FREE however places are limited. To book your place, please email or contact a member of the legal team on 028 9031 1616.


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: