In My Mind – A consideration of the mental background to crime

14. Nov 2017

Red Lion Chambers in association with The Open University Law School host the event, In My Mind on 14th November 2017.

Speakers on the night will be:

  • 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 and Red Lion Chambers Door Tenant

The 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 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


Grange Holborn Hotel
50 – 60 Southampton Row

Event Time:

18.00 – 20.00


18:00 Registration
18:30 Start
20:00 onwards Drinks