Morecrofts domestic abuse conference set for return

Liverpool law firm Morecrofts announces summer date for its annual domestic abuse conference with psychology and technology on this year’s agenda. Tony McDonough reports

Jo-anne Lomax
Jo-anne Lomax, partner and domestic abuse team lead at Morecrofts Solicitors


Law Morecrofts will hold its annual domestic abuse conference in Liverpool in June.

First held in 2015, the conference is now an established annual event and this year will see specialists in psychotherapy, psychology and technology among the roster of expert speakers.

Dr Keri Nixon, consultant forensic psychologist, and Dr Ged Smith, consultant systemic psychotherapist and trainer, will be joined by Detective Superintendent Sabi Kaur from Merseyside Police and Emma Pickering, senior tech abuse Manager at Refuge.

This multi-agency conference, presented by Morecrofts Solicitors, seeks to educate delegates from a wide range of professional backgrounds who encounter domestic abuse through their work.

They include people working on law enforcement, healthcare, social work, local government, academia and housing.

Torus Housing will be supporting this year’s conference on Thursday, June 20, at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool ONE. Jill Ellis, domestic abuse team leader and Kayleigh Archbold, domestic abuse operations manager at Torus, will also address delegates.

Partner and domestic abuse team lead at Morecrofts Solicitors, Jo-anne Lomax, said: “Domestic abuse is a terrible scourge on our society.

“Sadly the victims of domestic abuse are found in all walks of life and there is a high prevalence of domestic abuse in our local communities.

“The Domestic Abuse Conference is a must-attend event for anyone who encounters the impact of domestic abuse in their professional lives, helping them to stay up to date with the latest advice on best practice and allowing them to share insights and best practice.

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“This year’s speakers bring a wealth of experience across many forums, but particularly complex trauma, PTSD, depression and anxiety, as well as expert specialisms such as challenging masculinity in therapy and technology-facilitated abuse.”

Tickets for the all-day conference include light breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments included in the ticket price of £80, plus VAT and fees. Click here to book.

More speakers are to be announced. For more information email Millie Greenop at

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