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"A Perspective from the Court of Appeal Criminal Division"

WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE, 13.00-14.00 BST

By: Alix Beldam, Registrar of Criminal Appeals and Master The Crown Office
Tom Forster QC, Barrister, Red Lion Chambers
David Emanuel QC, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers


Alix Beldam,
Registrar of Criminal Appeals and Master The Crown Office

Alix was called to the Bar in 1981 by Inner Temple and became a Bencher of her Inn in 2019. She worked for the Court of Appeal Criminal Division for 25 years as a casework lawyer and then as a Senior Legal Manager and Deputy Registrar. She was appointed as Registrar of Criminal Appeals and Master of the Crown Office in 2019. She has spoken about the practice and procedure of the court at seminars and conferences and is co-author of the Court of Appeal Criminal Division: A Practitioner’s Guide. She is also a contributing editor to Archbold.


David Emanuel QC,
Garden Court Chambers

David Emanuel is a specialist defence barrister at Garden Court Chambers. Although David regularly appears in the Crown Court in the most serious cases, it is as an appellate lawyer that he has made his name. David has been instructed in some of the most high-profile and important criminal appeal cases in recent years. He is frequently instructed to advise on the merits of out of time appeals where trial counsel has advised negatively and he is a regular in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division.

Tom Forster QC,
Barrister Red Lion Chambers

Tom Forster provides specialist representation and advice in serious and complex fraud and associated asset freezing / confiscation proceedings. In addition, he advises corporates and individuals upon self-reporting and corruption responsibilities. He practices in the public law sphere and in particular is instructed as a Special Advocate in the High Court / Administrative Court / SIAC in cases involving issues of national security and human rights.