Recent Developments in NSW Criminal Law - a live lunchtime online conference

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Friday 12th March 2021

NSW: 12 noon to 2.45pm

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Hear from the experts at this online lunchtime conference. You can watch it on your computer or on your portable electronic device from anywhere.

The conference will be based on our highly successful video webinar technology: there'll be a chairperson, presentations and you'll have an opportunity to ask questions via online chat.

One registration can be shared by colleagues within the same firm utilising the same login.


Session 1: Criminal Matters and Mental Health: Unpacking the New Regime

The new Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020 has changed the landscape for criminal proceedings involving clients with a mental health or cognitive impairment. This session examines the key changes and the practical challenges involved with the new regime, including

  • Spotlight on the Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020 (NSW):

    • Understanding the new statutory definitions

    • The jurisdictional question

    • Key issues to be considered by the Magistrate when performing the ‘balancing exercise’

    • Extension of enforceability of orders under Division 2

  • Comparisons between the new and old regimes – what’s changed?

  • What evidence should be provided?

  • Key inclusions in the expert report and other evidentiary issues

  • Action that can be taken under the new regime

  • Practical tips and tricks to consider

Session 2: Sentencing Law: Keeping Ahead of the Changes

This session looks at sentencing law in NSW and brings practitioners up to date with recent changes. It includes:

  • Changes to sentencing laws in NSW - an overview

  • Abolition of bonds and suspended sentences

  • The new conditional release order and how it works

  • Community Correction Orders and their operation

  • Increased supervision of offenders released into the community

  • Operation of Intensive Correction Order

  • Strengthening of Intensive Correction Orders

  • Court powers to request an assessment report from a community corrections officer

  • Domestic violence offences under the new sentencing provisions

  • Case studies on the operation of new sentencing provisions

Session 3: Key Developments in Sexual Assault Laws

This session examines recent changes involving sexual assault laws, including:

  • Improved court processes for victims of sexual assault

  • What consent means in sexual assault cases

  • Removal of time limits to report sexual assault

  • The new tendency and coincidence laws in NSW - their nature and effect

  • What is the position in relation to the sexual history of complainants?

  • Right of victim to tell court the effect of the crime on them

  • Recognition of custom and tradition of Aboriginal people when giving evidence


Angela Cooney, National Practice Director - Criminal Law, Accredited Specialist - Criminal Law, Armstrong Legal, Sydney (Chair)

Carol Younes, Partner, Accredited Specialist Criminal Law, Younes Espiner Lawyers, Sydney  

Michal Mantaj, Director, Accredited Specialist Criminal Law, Conditsis Lawyers, Sydney

Lisa-Claire Hutchinson, Barrister, Forbes Chambers, Sydney

  • It was just like being at a well run conference but in many ways better. 
  • This option is of great assistance to country practitioners.
  • The live online conference format worked well and made the speakers more engaging than a recording.
  • Our team used the boardroom.  We could talk and discuss the presentation without feeling we were imposing on others and you could submit a question, which we did.  All from the comfort of our own office.
  • The conference was well organised and the email links very useful.

Delegates registered to attend the LIVE event will receive a CPD certificate for attendance.  Lawyers can claim up to 2.5 CPD units/points (substantive law).

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Event Coordinator, Hayley Williams–Cameron on (03) 8601 7730 or email: [email protected]

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Product Code: ONLMAR21
 Price:   $550.00 (Inclusive of GST)