EBC's Seminar: Cybercrime

This is a Bar Council run or accredited event This is a Bar Council run or accredited event

Date: 25 February 2016

Time: 17:30 - 20:30

Stephenson Harwood LLP 1 Finsbury Circus London EC2M 7SH

The Employed Barristers' Committee is holding a seminar on Thursday 25 February 2016, which will cover some current topics of interest in relation to cybercrime.

Peter Grieves-Smith and Sandip Patel QC will cover topics as listed below:

  • Cybercrime from the advocate's perspective
  • Cybercrime - the issues, access codes under RIPA and the use of iPad and EPE at trial

Event Details

Registration starts at 17:30 for a prompt 18:00 start.

The seminar will last for 1 hour, after which there will be a 30 minute opportunity to ask questions. The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception.

The event will be accredited with 1 CPD hour. 

Event Cost

There will be a charge to attend:

  • £30 + VAT for those who have paid the Bar Representation Fee (BRF)

  • £37 + VAT for those who have not paid the Bar Representation Fee 

Registration  Event Details

Registration is now open. If you would like to attend this event, please  click here to book a place.

For any further information about the event, please contact Petra Majzlikova on pmajzlikova@barcouncil.org.uk or 020 7611 4690.

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Speaker Biographies

Peter Grieves-Smith, Principal Crown Advocate, Crown Prosecution Service 

Peter was called to the Bar in 1989 and from 1990 until 2006 he was a tenant at the Chambers of Roy Amlot QC at 6 King's Bench Walk, Temple, and London. 
In 2006 he joined the Organised Crime Division of the CPS as a Principal Crown Advocate prosecuting highly complex cases which were investigated by the Serious Organised Crime Agency. Peter then moved to Birmingham CPS in 2008 as Principal Crown Advocate and prosecutes murders, attempted murder and other serious and complex offences.

Peter was on the Attorney General's A list for prosecuting counsel from 2003-2006 and he has lectured to the IAP Conference in The Hague in 2007. He is also the Lead Tutor on the Appellate and Advocacy courses for the CPS. He is a member of The Bar Council since 2010, The Bar Council Law Reform Committee and the Employed Bar Committee. Peter is also a contributor to the Response to Law Commission Report on Expert Evidence in Criminal Proceedings.

Sandip Patel QC, Barrister, Furnival Chambers

Admissions: 1991 (Middle Temple); 2005 (Isle of Man (T); 2013 (Grenada)

Sandip is a member of several organisations such as: CBA, OECS Bar Association, European Academy of Law, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Bar Association for Commerce, Finance & Industry, Caribbean Lawyer Network, International Criminal Lawyers Association, Cyber Defence Forum and International Association of Prosecutors.

Sandip worked on numerous cases covering various specialist areas: Civil and criminal fraud: multi-million pound tax cheat, FCA prosecution; Bribery and corruption: 1st SFO bribery prosecution; News International; police corruption, Money laundering, Proceeds of crime: confiscation, civil recovery, Serious Crime: murder, people trafficking, Cybercrime: NCA prosecutions, Regulatory: advisory health and safety; consumer goods, Medicine: MHRA prosecutions.