Common Law Bar Events & Cpds

Common Law

New Child Sex Offence Legislation (NSW) and the Tendency Law Debate

The Criminal Bar Association
19May

The recent introduction of Evidence Amendment (Tendency and Coincidence) Bill 2020 (NSW) by the NSW Government, likely to be soon followed in Victoria, expressly and aggressively lowers further the threshold for admissibility of tendency evidence insofar as it relates to child sex offences.

Following on the heels of the High Court’s recent tendency rulings, the proposed legislation turns up the heat on the debate about whether that threshold has been lowered too far or doesn’t go far enough, whether this discrete aspect of evidence law should be fragmented, and amplifies the disconnect between modern tendency law and the underlying principles developed through more than a century of common law.  

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The session will be recorded and available on the CPD Catalogue.

Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair), Dr Gideon Boas
When: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:00
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

JURY SKILLS WORKSHOP What does the jury really think?

The Victorian Bar Association
2Apr

THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This workshop is a specialist workshop for those who undertake jury trials in both the Criminal and Common Law jurisdictions. The workshop provides you with a unique opportunity to improve your jury advocacy skills and hear from the "jurors" themselves.

DATE AND TIME

Introduction Session: Thursday, 2 April 2020, 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Workshop: Saturday, 4 April 2020, 9am – 5pm

 

Speaker(s): 
Prof the Hon George Hampel AM QC, His Hon Judge Michael O'Connell
When: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 17:00 to Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 17:00
Where: 
Owen Dixon Chambers East Level 1, 205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
10 CPD point(s):
Barristers Skills;
Price:
 $850.00

Holding the Exercise of Public Power by Private Entities to Account

The Victorian Bar and The Australian Association of Constitutional Law
10Dec

Private entities sometimes exercise public power or perform governmental functions and often deliver services on behalf of governments. In these situations, complex public law issues concerning control and accountability arise. This seminar examines some of those issues.

Dr Catherine Button QC will discuss case law considering the status in Victoria of the English Court of Appeal's decision in R v Panel on Take-Overs and Mergers; Ex parte Datafin plc [1987] 1 QB 815, which holds that exercises of public power by private entities are amenable to judicial review on the ordinary public law grounds.

Dr Yee-Fui Ng will explore the control and accountability of statutory corporations and government-owned and -controlled companies in Australia, and explain why statutory corporations are more accountable than government-owned or -controlled companies.

Speaker(s): 
Peter Hanks QC (Chair), Dr Catherine Button QC (Victorian Bar), Dr Yee-Fui Ng (Monash University)
When: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 17:30 to 18:30
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Jury Skills Workshop- What does the jury really think?

The Victorian Bar
17Oct

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

This workshop is a specialist workshop for those who undertake jury trials in both the Criminal and Common Law jurisdictions. The workshop provides you with a unique opportunity to improve your jury advocacy skills and hear from the "jurors" themselves. 

DATES and TIMES

Introduction Session: Thursday 17 October 2019, 5.00pm – 7.00pm; Workshop: Saturday 19 October 2019 9.00am – 5.00pm

Speaker(s): 
Professor the Hon George Hampel AM QC
When: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 17:00 to Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 19:00
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
10 CPD point(s):
Barristers Skills;
Price:
 $850.00

The rule in Browne v Dunn: ‘What?’, ‘Why?’, ‘Who?’ and ‘How?'

The Criminal Bar
16Oct

In this CPD there will be discussion on a rule that was cemented into the common law by the House of Lords more than 125 years ago. What is it, why do we have it, who must follow it, and how?

Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair), Dr Jason Harkess
When: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;