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International Criminal Law: An English Perspective on High Crime and Juvenile Sentencing

Hosts: International Law Society and the National Lawyer's Guild

Time/place: Thursday February 25, 2010 at 12:15 pm in the Moot Court Room

Link to the major case to be discussed: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Crim/2009/490.html.

Speakers' Bios

Julian Young

Julian Young LL.B.{Hons.}, M.B.A., M.C.M.I., is the Senior Partner and has been a Solicitor since May 1977. He holds an Honours degree in Laws, a Masters’ degree in Business Administration and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management.

He has extremely extensive experience in all aspects of criminal litigation, as a defence Solicitor at Court and in Police Stations, as well as prosecuting. He is an authorised prosecutor for the Post Office, having been a prosecutor for over 6 years. He also gives assistance to the Law Society in dealing with media requests on subjects impacting upon criminal litigation and the criminal justice system.

Julian holds Higher Rights of Audience in Criminal Proceedings, and has extensive experience in Magistrates’, Crown and Coroners’ Courts, as well as being an experienced Duty Solicitor dealing with police station, Magistrates' Court and Youth Court cases. He also appears regularly for clients in prison adjudication and Parole Board hearings.

As Senior Partner, he is responsible for the overall running of the Firm, general administrative matters, and dealing with complaints; he is also the Firms’ Liaison Manager with the Legal Services Commission and a criminal cases supervisor. In addition, Julian is a member of the London Costs and Regional committees of the Legal Services Commission having been elected Vice-Chair of the London Regional Committee in 2007. He was also a member of the committee which advised on the setting up if the night Courts in Central London. He is a past President of the West London Law Society on three occasions and is a current committee member. In addition, he is a member of the LCCSA, CLSA, West London Law Society and the National Law Society, an occasional lecturer to the Middlesex Business School and the Metropolitan Police custody officer’s course and Crown Court training courses.

He is able to additionally advise on employment law and act in employment cases, undertake media presentations and lecture on business administration. Julian has appeared in the Court of Appeal [Criminal division] on a number of occasions presenting appeals. These include the appeal against conviction of Sean Hodgson in which he appeared in the Court of Appeal before the Lord Chief Justice in March 2009 and secured the quashing of the conviction of the client some 27 years after conviction.

He also represented one of the two men arrested in the Forest Gate terrorism case when the client was not charged. Julian has also prepared the defence case of a defendant in one of the longest cases of fraud at the Central Criminal Court – part of the Palmer Timeshare fraud.

Judy Ramjeet

Judy Ramjeet LL.B. {Hons.} is a Partner and was admitted to the Rolls as a solicitor in July 1994. She has an Honours degree in Laws and has extensive experience in criminal defence cases in police stations, Magistrates' Courts, Youth Courts, Crown Courts.

Judy is responsible for the Prison Law Department of Julian Young & Co. and has dealt with numerous prison law issues. Judy also hold holds Higher Rights of Audience in Criminal Proceedings and is a qualified and experienced duty solicitor dealing with police station, Magistrates' Court and Youth Court cases.

Judy is a member of the Legal Services Commission Costs Committee for London and is a former Junior Vice-President of the West London Law Society as well as a current committee member. In addition, she is a member of the LCCSA, West London Law Society and the National Law Society.

Judy Ramjeet was the solicitor who initially saw Sean Hodgson at HMP Hodgson and commenced the preparation of his appeal against conviction – instructing Julian Young to represent the client before the Lord Chief Justice in the Court of Appeal. She has prepared numerous complex cases from police station to Crown Court.