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Legal Careers and Practice Conversation: Judith Pepper in Conversation with Daniel Monk

Venue: Birkbeck Clore Management Centre

The Legal Practice Conversation series aims to provide students with first-hand insight into how law works in practice – and an opportunity to ask a legal practitioner about careers in law.

At this event, barrister Judith Pepper will be talking with Professor Daniel Monk about her career and current job.

About the Speaker

Judith Pepper is a barrister at 4 Brick Court, Temple, London. She specialises in family law, primarily public law proceedings representing local authorities, parents and guardians. She is often instructed in complex care proceedings involving non-accidental injury and medical evidence, sexual abuse allegations, serious domestic violence, and placement outside the jurisdiction as well as cases involving vulnerable adults and forced marriage. A large number of Judith’s cases have involved parallel criminal proceedings. Her previous experience of practice in criminal law means that she has a knowledge of the issues involved in ongoing criminal investigations.

Judith has published articles about adoption and forced marriage and has presented training lectures to judges at the Judicial College.

Part of the conversation will focus on a recent case she was instructed in at the High Court concerning a care proceeding where the father had murdered the mother of the child. A Local Authority v C [2019] EWHC 1782 (Fam). The case is available here.

This event will be of interest to anybody interested in human rights, children’s rights, family law, criminal law, social welfare law and to anyone considering a career as a barrister in any field.

This event is open to Birkbeck students and alumni and to prospective students in both law and criminology. It is free to attend, however, booking is required.

Latecomers to the event are not guaranteed entry. Please be advised that photographs may be taken at the event.

Please contact us if you have any access requirements. See here for further details of accessibility at Birkbeck venues. Food and drink may be served at this event. Please contact us if you have any allergies that we may need to consider.

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