Criminal Law Half Day Conference
Start time 19 Sep 2019 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 19 Sep 2019 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne
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Catering Includes morning tea and refreshments
Designed for Legal practitioners
Product Code C19021

Criminal Law Half Day Conference

19 Sep 2019 9:00am - 19 Sep 2019 1:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Level 16, 15 William Street, Melbourne

Contact Reception on 03 8667 5667 to book your free 3rd place!


This program will be chaired by:

Lauren Cassimatis, Principal Director, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, Gallant Law

Preparing Complex Bail Applications - Post Reforms 

This session will provide guidance on preparing complex Bail Applications in light of recent cases dealing with:

  • Compelling reason
  • Exceptional Circumstances
  • Unacceptable risk
  • Failure to provide reasons

Presented by: 

Stephanie Joosten, Barrister, Victorian Bar


Anthony Pyne, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Case Update and New Developments 

This session outlines recent cases and emerging developments in relation to the following key areas:

  • Video-Link psychological testing and reports of accused individuals - Are they valid?
  • ‘Catfishing’ cases
  • Open Courts and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2019 - Impact on suppression laws
  • Contempt of court - Online reporting and podcasts of cases and accused
  • Youth Offences and Jurisdiction

Presented by: Rosalind Avis, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Negotiating Hard Ball 

Whether you are the prosecutor or acting for the accused, it is critical to constantly sharpen your negotiating skills.

This session will focus on advanced negotiating techniques that can enable you to play hard ball whilst still retaining trust and respect from your adversary.

Presented by: Carmen Randazzo S.C, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Tendency and Coincidence Evidence - How Complex Can It Be? 

This is a complex and evolving area where the outcome can turn on subtle considerations of the evidence.

This session will delve into the critical aspects of this evidentiary maze in light of recent High Court Cases.

Presented by: Julien Lowy, Barrister, Victorian Bar


Total CPD Units: 4.0

Professional Skills: 1.0
Substantive Law: 3.0
(includes GST)