Criminal Bar Events & Cpds

Criminal

Expert reports in plea hearings

27Feb

This seminar will examine the importance of accurate and thorough expert reports relating to the mental functioning of offenders. A Practice Note ( SC CR 7) on expert reports was issued by the Supreme Court on 30 March 2017. It has applied to all plea hearings conducted in the Supreme Court and the County Court from 1 July 2017. The importance of compliance with the Practice Note was re-enforced by the Court of Appeal in the recent case of Muaremov v The Queen [2018] VSCA 298. 

 

Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair); His Honour Justice Champion & Simon Moglia
When: 
Wednesday, February 27, 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):
Barristers Skills; Practice management & business skills;

Changes to Sentencing Law in 2018

18Feb

Professor Freiberg, the Chair of the Sentencing Advisory Council (Vic & Tas) and Paul McGorrery, Senior Legal Policy Advisor, will provide an overview of the 12 key legislative and judicial changes to sentencing laws in 2018. 

 

Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair); Emeritus Professor Arie Freiberg and Paul McGorrery
When: 
Monday, February 18, 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; Barristers Skills; Practice management & business skills;

Overlap between criminal & immigration law

6Feb

The seminar will discuss the following topics:

  • The difference between various visas, permanent residency and citizenship;
  • How someone can be deported, their appeal rights and ministerial discretion;
  • Criminal justice visas; and
  • Sentence Prisoners electing to be deported early.
Speaker(s): 
Cecily Hollingworth (Chair); Lawson Bayly, Migration Lawyer
When: 
Wednesday, February 6, 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;

Section 69 of the Evidence Act 2008: Admissible Hearsay in Business Records

The Criminal Bar Association
4Dec

Jason Harkess explains the requirements of s 69 of the Evidence Act 2008, which operates to exempt business records from the general prohibition against hearsay evidence, and considers some standard strategies that may be used to defeat a s 69 exemption argument.

Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana, Jason Harkess
When: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 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; Practice management & business skills;

Tendency Evidence Following The Queen v Bauer [2018] HCA 40

The Criminal Bar Association
12Nov

This CPD will examine the law on tendency evidence, particularly, following and recent and very important High Court decision.

Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair); Brendan Kissane QC; Fran Dalziel
When: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 17:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law; Barristers Skills;