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Criminal Law updates, matters of relevance and interest to lawyers who practice in criminal law.
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In this episode, Gráinne Marsden, Legal Aid solicitor, and Dr Sally McSwiggan, Consultant Neuropsychologist, discuss Section 32 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 with a particular focus cognitive impairment and intellectual disability.  The episode broadly looks at issues including the expert, the client, best practice in briefing experts, how to get your application over the line, and what to do if your client is found ineligible.
This episode is the recording of an in-house seminar given by Professor Elizabeth Elliot AM FAHMS on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the Law. Professor Elliott is a Distinguished Professor in Paediatrics and Child Health in Sydney University Medical School; Consultant Paediatrician, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (Westmead); a National Health and Medical Council of Australia (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellow; and Fellow of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.In this seminar, Professor Elliot provides an update on progress in addressing FASD in Australia and its relevance to the legal profession.
In this episode Legal Aid Solicitor Kate Bleasel interviews Felicity Graham, Barrister at Black Chambers, about prosecution disclosure and non-disclosure in criminal matters. The associated papers are also available on this channel.
Aaron Tang, Senior Solicitor at Legal Aid NSW and Simon Healy, Barrister at Samuel Griffiths Chambers, present 2 comprehensive episodes on Social Media Evidence. In this Part Aaron and Simon address the following; 1: Police use of social media 2: Defence response 3: Admissibility.
Following on from Part 1 in the two series on Social Media Evidence, in this episode Aaron Tang and Simon Healy cover; 4: Identification 5: Defence use of social media.
In a 5 part series, the Early Appropriate Guilty Plea Implementation Team at Legal Aid NSW will take you through an explanation of the EAGP reforms. In these episodes, the team will refer you to the relevant legislation, operational aspects of the reform and tips for practioners on how to deal with EAGP matters.In this episode the team discusses the following:1. The case for change; what led to the EAGP Reforms2. An outline of the EAGP committal process3. How the reforms apply to criminal matters4. Antipipated court timeframes for new committal matters.
This is the 2nd episode in a 5 part series by the Early Appropriate Guilty Plea Implementation Team at Legal Aid NSW that takes you through an explanation of the EAGP reforms. In this episode the team discusses steps 1 and 2 of the new EAGP committal process:1. Early Disclosure2. Charge Certification.
This is the 3rd episode in a 5 part series by the Early Appropriate Guilty Plea Implementation Team at Legal Aid NSW that takes you through an explanation of the EAGP reforms. In this episode the team discusses steps 3 and 4 of the new EAGP committal process:3. Case conferencing4. Case conferencing certificates.
This is the 4th episode in a 5 part series by the Early Appropriate Guilty Plea Implementation Team at Legal Aid NSW that takes you through an explanation of the EAGP reforms. In this episode the team discusses committal procedures including:Witness hearingsFitness issuesThe process of committal for trial and sentence.
This is the final episode in a 5 part series by the Early Appropriate Guilty Plea Implementation Team at Legal Aid NSW that takes you through an explanation of the EAGP reforms. In this episode the team discusses the new statutory sentence discount scheme.
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