Criminal Bar Events & Cpds

Criminal

DNA Reports

5Jun

Dr Durdle is a lecturer who wrote her thesis on the common blowflies’ ability to move full DNA profiles between locations after ingesting human blood or semen. This has led to her lecturing and presenting on all aspects of DNA transfer. Dr Durdle will explain how to read a DNA report and what further information or documents you should be looking for. 

*Please note this seminar is for Barrister's only.

Speaker(s): 
Cecily Hollingworth (Chair) & Dr Annalisa Durdle
When: 
Wednesday, June 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;

Cross-examination

7May

Cross-examination from the perspective of the Supreme Court.

A discussion of the essentials for effective cross-examination.

 

*Please note this seminar is for Barrister's only.

Speaker(s): 
Daniel Gurvich QC (Chair); His Honour Justice Priest; His Honour Justice Forrest & Her Honour Justice Jane Dixon
When: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 17:00 to 18:30
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1.5 CPD point(s):
Barristers Skills;

Jury Directions Act 2015 as amended by the Jury Directions and Others Acts Amendment Act 2017

30Apr

The Jury Directions and Other Acts Amendment Act 2017 has made further changes to the Jury Directions Act 2015. These amendments have introduced a number of new evidentiary directions that include directions regarding the reliability of a witness’s evidence, a witness’s motive to lie and the complainants’ accounts of an alleged sexual offence.

Other significant changes have also been introduced (e.g. the application of the Jury Directions Act 2015 to criminal proceedings not involving a jury, amendments to law in relation to perseverance and majority directions). This is an essential session for all criminal barristers, kindly presented by Justice Weinberg who has led the team responsible for the development of at least some of the earlier statutory reforms.

*Please note this seminar is for Barrister's only.

Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair); The Honourable Justice Weinberg AO
When: 
Tuesday, April 30, 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;

Fifty Shades of Red: Critical Appraisal of Forensic Pathology Evidence

1Apr

Forensic pathologists sit at the junction between medicine and the law. Whilst they are highly trained medical specialists, the “CSI Effect” has created expectations that are not founded in the reality of practise. This talk aims to educate on how to demystify and critically evaluate the autopsy process and forensic pathology evidence to assist the legal process for both Defence and Prosecution barristers.

Speaker(s): 
Pardeep Tiwana (Chair) & Dr Joanna Glengarry
When: 
Monday, April 1, 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;

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):
Ethics & Professional Responsibility; Practice management & business skills;