Criminal Law Conference 2021

Criminal Law Conference 2021

Available In-Person and by Webinar!

6 CPD Units including Professional Skill and Standard Units 

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8.30am: Registration

8.45am: Opening and Introduction
Lindy Powell QC – Bar Chambers

9.00am: Appellate advocacy:  challenging the adequacy of reasons for verdict on a trial by Judge alone
Presenter: The Honourable Justice Bleby – Supreme Court of South Australia

10.25am: An analysis of the Pell process and the pending judgment of the Tasmanian CCA in Sue Neill-Fraser’s second Appeal in light of investigatory/disclosure and other failures leading to the urgent need for a Standing Questioned Convictions Commission along the British approach to the investigation of miscarriages of justice
Presenter: Robert Richter QC – Crockett Chambers
Commentator: David Edwardson QC - Bar Chambers

11.25am: The Indigenous Incarceration Explosion: The Failure of the ‘Tough on Crime’ Policy and Where to Now? 
Presenter: Tony McEvoy SC – Frederick Jordan Chambers

1.25pm: Jurisprudence around the admissibility of discreditable conduct evidence in drug cases and generally, the identification of objections to evidence and to Summing Up directions 
Presenters: Marie Shaw QC – Frank Moran Chambers
Kris Handshin QC – Bar Chambers 

2.45pm: Commonwealth Sentencing
Presenters: Chris Kummerow – Edmund Barton Chambers

3.45pm: In the head of a forensic pathologist - and how to read their reports
Presenter: Prof. Carl Winskog

4.40pm - Nathan McArdle - Beyond Bars 

4.55pm - Day Closes -  Networking Drinks
10/12/2021 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
Hilton Hotel 233 Victoria Square ADELAIDE 5000

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Friday, 10 December 2021

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
10/12/2021 5:00 PM


Terms and Conditions:

Cancellation and Payment Terms: Payment in full of the registration fee is required to be made at least five working days prior to the event.  Previously paid registrations are transferable subject to the alternate attendee being eligible to register at the same registration fee (that is a practitioner who is not a Society member is not eligible to attend in place of a member without the price differential having been paid. Any person who has registered and paid to attend an event but is subsequently unable to do so and does not wish to transfer the registration is able to apply to the Society for a refund, however such refunds (in whole or in part) will be at the discretion of the Law Society subject to the circumstances and any external costs paid by the Society which cannot be recovered by us. Where there are event specific cancellation and/or payment terms published, those terms override any conflicting terms specified here.
MCPD Units: Any MCPD Units listed are only provided as a guide and attendees must satisfy themselves about the nature and quantity of MCPD Units they can claim for the activity. Please refer to the MCPD Guidelines for details at
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Webinar Cost: Unless otherwise stated, the cost to attend events via webinar is the same as attending in person or $80, whichever is greater.  The cost for students to attend via webinar is the same as attending in person or $35, whichever is greater. Country Practitioners (as defined by the Law Society of South Australia) are exempt from the minimum webinar charges and will be charged the same rate as attending in person.