Adam Smith gave the opening address at a special showing of the documentary, Jihad: A British Story by film maker, Deeyah Khan in the Old Courthouse in Brighton.

The event was organised by Rehna Azim with the support of Westgate Chambers, 1 Crown Office Row and 42 Bedford Row as well as It’s a Lawyer’s Life.

Adam Smith also read out an address by Tina Cook QC, the head of 42 Bedford Row. The event was chaired by HHJ Jakens with support from Maria Hancock, the Chair of the Sussex and Kent FLBA.

After the film there were presentations by Imam Alyas Karmani on “Human factors and radicalisation.” And Anthony Douglas (Chief executive of Cafcass)

Martin Downs then facilitated a group discussion which involved Richard Barton (Head of Westgate chambers in Lewes), Nahida Shaikh the Prevent co-ordinator of Brighton and Hove City Council and Damian Woodward Carlton (barrister at 42 Bedford Row).

Damian and Martin also produced papers for the event. Martin Downs pioneered the use of wardship as a means of preventing young people travelling to Syria.

Date and Time: Tuesday November 8th 5.30 – 8.30pm

Location: The Old Courthouse, 118 Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UD

Please register here for tickets, do book early to avoid disappointment.