• September 2019

  • Tuesday, 3 September 2019
    3 Sep 2019 5:00pm - 3 Sep 2019 6:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This seminar will outline the relevant factors to weigh up when choosing an expert witness. 

    Not all experts giving expert evidence are equal. If they are to be permitted to provide ‘opinion evidence’, experts need to have more than just the necessary and proper qualifications, they must have ‘specialised knowledge’. 

    With reference to recent cases, this session will discuss the use of expert evidence, the specialised knowledge that is required in order to give ‘opinion evidence’, and when the evidence of such experts can be relied upon. 

    It will provide guidance on the proper qualifications of an expert, and the issue of whether those qualifications are in fact being used to form the expert’s view. 

    Presented by: Susan Borg, Barrister, Victorian Bar

  • October 2019

  • Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - Wednesday, 30 October 2019
    29 Oct 2019 9:00am - 30 Oct 2019 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
    Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

    This workshop provides an overview of the criminal law jurisdiction in Victoria.

    Participants will examine the basic principles of Criminal Law Practice and Procedure with special reference to practice in the Magistrates' Court. Participants will also be introduced to appeals from the Magistrates' Court to the County and Supreme Courts, and committals and preparation for trial in the County and Supreme Courts.

    An overview of the criminal law jurisdiction. The program includes:

    • Magistrates' Court mentions
    • Contested hearings
    • Police powers of arrest
    • Detention and investigation
    • Bail procedures
    • Alibis
    • Appeals
    • Sentencing
    • Pleas
    • Pre-trial procedures
    • Trials 

    Note: This workshop runs for 2 days. 

    Essentials are workshops for lawyers new to, or wanting to update knowledge in, particular skills or practice areas. These workshops aim to cover the 'essentials'.