Appearing as counsel at a coercive examination conducted by an integrity/investigatory body: your rights and obligations


The Victorian Inspectorate (VI) oversights key integrity and investigatory bodies in Victoria that have the power to issue witness summonses requiring persons to attend and answer questions at a coercive examination, including IBAC, the Victorian Ombudsman and the Office of Chief Examiner. The VI itself can also issue witness summonses for examinations it conducts. Witnesses required to attend an examination have the right to legal representation.

This seminar will examine the rights and obligations of counsel representing a witness at a coercive examination (and also those of the witness) and provide helpful hints as to matters counsel should consider when preparing for the examination.


This is an in-person event only. The session will be recorded for viewing later.