The theme of this year's conference is THE CHANGING FACE OF JUSTICE so please join us for an interactive look at the future of the magistracy against the backdrop of the wider justice system.
We are happy to announce some newly confirmed speakers for the MA Conference: Dr Daragh Murray (pictured top left), Senior Lecturer of University of Essex School of Law, Carolyn Housman (pictured top right), Chief Executive Officer of Children and Families across Borders, Polly Harrar (pictured bottom left), founder of The Sharan Project, and Professor Peter Squires (pictured bottom right) of the Institute of Criminal Research.
As announced previously, the President of the Family Division Sir Andrew McFarlane will be a keynote speaker, sharing his views on the current challenges facing the family justice system and the future reforms that may be required; HM Courts and Tribunals Service Chief Executive Susan Acland-Hood will be discussing the changing face of the magistracy; Sentencing Council member Dr Alpa Parmar will be looking at interactions between inequality and justice; and Director of the Centre for Justice Innovation Phil Bowen will explore problem-solving courts in criminal justice.
The Chair of Triple A (All About Autism) Karen Quinn JP, will be on Panel 1 discussing The changing face of the magistracy and the Chief Executive of Stopwatch Katrina Ffrench, will be on Panel 2 exploring Interactions between inequality and justice.
Head of Research at the London Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime Dr Paul Dawson will be speaking about the use of Alcohol Abstinence Monitoring Requirements, independent consultant Mary Ryan will talk about the setup and rollout of the Family Drug and Alcohol Courts, and the Sentencing Council and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust will be delivering sessions on mental health and stalking respectively.
The 2019 MA Conference, Awards and AGM will take place on Saturday 19 October 2019 in historic Stratford-upon-Avon.