Criminal Bar Events & Cpds

Criminal

Cartel conduct

Commercial Bar Association
29Oct

Cartel conduct can take many forms. This seminar outlines recent prosecutions in Australia (successful and otherwise), including Australia’s first criminal cartel case. In an atmosphere in which the ACCC prioritises the investigation of cartel conduct, the speakers will address trends in cartel behaviour and the approach taken to the extra-territorial reach of Australia’s competition laws. 

Please note that this seminar will not be recorded, and is attendance only.

Speaker(s): 
Samantha Cipriano (Chair), W. Brind Zichy-Woinarski Q.C, Brian Kennedy
When: 
Tuesday, October 29, 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;

How should forensic science opinions be presented?

The Criminal Bar and The Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences
28Oct

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL. Please email aafs.vicchapter@gmail.com

The accurate communication of expert opinions to stakeholders is vital in forensic science. However, there is not yet clear consensus on how to optimally communicate scientific findings to ensure that lay decision makers can appropriately utilise the information without over- or under-weighting the evidence. 

This presentation will discuss the impact of including error rate and cognitive factor information on investigators and legal stakeholders will be covered, in light of emerging information surrounding the validity and reliability of various forensic science disciplines.

Please note that this seminar will not be recorded, and is attendance only.

Speaker(s): 
The Hon. Justice John Champion (Chair), Dr Kaye Ballantyne, Senior Research & Development Officer (Victoria Police Forensic Services Department)
When: 
Monday, October 28, 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;

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;

Cross-Examination of witnesses in certain sexual offences in accordance with Section 198A Criminal Procedure Act 2009

5Aug

This CPD will examine the new procedure in the County Court for cross-examination of witnesses in sexual offences where the complainant is a child or a person with a cognitive impairment at the time the criminal proceeding commenced. As part of the CPD the importance of the effective completion of the Application for Pre-Trial Cross-Examination (Form 198A) will be considered.

This is a barrister's only event.

Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair) & His Honour Judge Higham
When: 
Monday, August 5, 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; Practice management & business skills;