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APIL abuse conference 2021 - Held in association with ACAL

APIL abuse conference 2021 - Held in association with ACAL
All levels - 5.5 hours

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

  • Pay for five delegates and get one additional place for free^

    To take advantage of this offer, please return your completed booking form with all six names or contact the APIL office -

    ^Cheapest place to be free of charge

Held in association with ACAL
"Thank you for this conference - it was quite excellent. I have been in this business a long time but I learned a great deal, and I am grateful."

For the second year running, APIL's 2021 abuse conference will be taking place on a fully virtual platform and once again, we are delighted to bring this packed programme directly to your homes and work spaces!

This one-day conference will take place live on Thursday, 15 July and delegates will be able to view the sessions, via Zoom, on APIL's dedicated conference app.  Recordings of the sessions will also be available to view, on-demand, for six months after the live event.

The conference programme will include the following topics:

Consent - the survivor's perspective

  • Speaker: Dr Jessica Taylor, Founder and Owner, VictimFocus, London

Consent - the legal perspective

  • Speaker: James Counsell QC, Outer Temple Chambers, London

Guide to child abuse compensation

  • Speakers: Liz-Anne Gumbel QC, One Crown Office Row, London
  • Malcolm Johnson, Hudgell Solicitors, London
  • Jonathan Wheeler, Bolt Burdon Kemp, London

Should the law of limitation be reformed?

  • Speakers: Kim Harrison, APIL EC Member, Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Manchester
  • Alastair Gillespie, Partner and Head of Abuse, Horwich Farrelly, Manchester

Abuse in minority religious settings

  • Specifics around barriers to disclosure
  • Cultural issues
  • Issues within a community
  • Chaired by: Richard Scorer, Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Manchester
  • Speakers: Yehudis Goldsobel, Migdal Emunah Ltd, Edgware
  • Lisa Oakley, University of Chester, Chester
  • John Viney, Ex Elder, Jehovah's Witness

Review of DFX - CN v Poole two years on

  • Litigation of HRA
  • Duty of Care
  • Speakers: Liz-Anne Gumbel QC, One Crown Office Row, London
  • Justin Levinson, One Crown Office Row, London

Public law discussion on judicial reviews

  • Cross-over public law issues that may arise when representing children in care
  • Speaker: Oliver Studdert, Irwin Mitchell LLP, London

Legal update

  • Speaker: Justin Levinson, One Crown Office Row, London

Please see the conference programme for full details.

Please note that registrations are for individual delegates only.  Delegates will be sent a personal unique link which must not be shared.

Cost per delegate:

Corporate accredited firm: £205 + VAT
APIL member: £240 + VAT
Non-member: £355 + VAT