Criminal Law - Practice and procedure (Sep 2020)
Start time 23 Sep 2020 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 24 Sep 2020 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Live stream only
Speaker Philip Skehan, Barrister, Victorian Bar
Catering -
Designed for Legal practitioners
Product Code W20063
Total CPD Units: 11.0

Professional Skills: 2.0
Substantive Law: 9.0
(includes GST)

Criminal Law - Practice and procedure (Sep 2020)

23 Sep 2020 9:00am - 24 Sep 2020 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Live stream only

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.'s picture

Presented by: Phillip Skehan, Barrister, Victorian Bar

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'.

In light of the recent COVID-19 updates and associated restrictions; Leo Cussen Centre for Law considers that it is in the best interests of all stakeholders for all upcoming Workshops to be held remotely. 

What this means:

  • Workshops will be held on the same date, at the same time as originally scheduled, in an online live-stream format for the foreseeable future;
  • Leo Cussen has successfully hosted workshops, seminars and conferences remotely including interactive sessions and we hope you enjoy attending the program from the convenience of your own environment.