Event Registration

Below is a list of all events that are currently open for registration. Click on the event name to proceed.
Mar 21, 2020

Science & Justice: The Family Courts

Location: Bush House Category: BAFS Events

The role of forensic science, expert evidence and the family justice system in safeguarding children from harm including FGM, radicalisation and non-accidental injury.

Registration Fees:
  • Non - Member: £75.00
  • Member: £65.00
  • Concession for Retiree: £40.00
  • Student Non-Member: £25.00
  • Student Member: £15.00


  • 09:00 Tea & Coffee
  • 09:20 Welcome and Introduction from the President
  • 09:30 FGM and the Family Courts Dr Charlotte Proudman
  • 10:15 The policing challenges on how to best protect and safeguard children from the practice of FGM, within the family court system Pal Singh
  • 11:00 Tea & Coffee
    Radicalisation of Children
  • 11:15 Radicalisation and the Family Courts Chris Barnes
  • 12:00 TBC
  • 12:45 Lunch
   Safeguarding Children from Non accidental injury
  • 16:00 Panel discussion (for all speakers)
  • 16:30 Closing remarks by the President
£ 75.00
Apr 30, 2020

Friends Dinner 2020

Location: Barber-Surgeon's Hall Category: BAFS Events

Speaker:  Ian Kelcey, defending solicitor in the murder of Heather Barnett

Topic: The Italian Barber, Danilo Restivo.

The British Academy of Forensic Sciences cordially invites you to the annual BAFS Friends' Dinner 2020.

 The Speaker

Ian Kelcey was admitted as a solicitor in 1980. He has specialised in Criminal Defence practice since 1990. He is the Senior Partner at Kelcey and Hall who have offices in Bristol and London. Ian was President of Bristol Law Society in 2001 and Chairman of the Criminal Law Solicitors Association from 2002 to 2004.   Ian has been a Council member of the Law Society since 2004 and he was Chairman of the Law Society Criminal Law Committee between 2007 and 2011.  He was again appointed Joint Chair of the Committee in 2017.  Ian has defended in many high profile cases including the Defence of Danilo Restivo, Vincent Tabak (Joanna Yeates murder) and Christopher Hampton (Melanie Road Murder)


  • Non-Member £80.00
  • Member £70.00
  • Student £40.00 

Dress code: Black Tie, Suit or Formal Dress


 Guests arrive – drinks reception 
7.00pm Guests proceed to Great Hall to dine 
8.30pm Comfort break 
8.40pm Ian Kelcey
9.10pm Q & A Chatham House Rules 
10.00pm Carriages


For further enquiries please email at contact@bafs.org.uk

£ 80.00
May 18, 2020

Inside Justice

Location: Gordon Museum of Pathology Category: BAFS Events

Date: 18th May 2020
Venue: The Gordon Museum of Pathology
Speaker: Louise Shorter

During this event, Louise will deliver a talk on the importance of safe storage of material gathered in the course of a police investigation, and the impact of failures both on the lives of prisoners claiming wrongful conviction and on the investigation of unresolved cold cases.


  • Non-Member £25.00
  • Member £15.00
  • Student £5.00

More information to come soon.
£ 25.00