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Red Lion Chambers: In My Mind - A consideration of the mental background to crime

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
Grange Holborn Hotel, 50-60 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4AR

Join Red Lion Chambers and The Open University Law School for an evening of lively discussion followed by a drinks reception.

Speakers for the evening will be:

Chair: The Rt Hon. Lord Justice Leveson PC

President of the Queen's Bench Division.

Professor Sarah Jane Blakemore

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London.

Professor David Ormerod QC

Criminal Law Commissioner, Professor of Criminal Justice at University College London, Red Lion Chambers Door Tenant

Core topics to be addressed:

Professor Sarah Jane Blakemore discusses Mental Immaturity and Criminal Responsibility

Professor David Ormerod QC talks on the topic of Insanity, Automatism and Fitness to Plead

  • Insanity and Automatism - the Law Commission's work so far
    • Modernising and medicalising the defence
    • From "insane" to "Not criminally responsible by reason of a medical condition"
  • Fitness to Plead - the Law Commission's report and Draft Bill
    • Modernising the law to reflect court practices and psychological understanding
    • From "unfit" to unable to participate effectively

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