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 Recorded Webinar: Mental Health and the New Criminal Law Regime (NSW)

Recorded 19/9/2020

Duration:  1 hour


Criminal proceedings involving clients with a mental health and/or cognitive impairment can be one of the more challenging elements of criminal law, particularly when dealing with serious offences. This session unpacks the difficulties a practitioner is likely to face, with a focus on the new Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020, including:

  • Unpacking the new Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020
  • Recognising when a client is eligible
  • Mental illness and the interplay between substance and alcohol abuse
  • Satisfying the jurisdictional requirements
  • What evidence should be provided?
  • Lessons from recent cases
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Carol Younes, Partner, Younes + Espiner Lawyers, Sydney

Carol Younes is a founding partner at Younes + Espiner Lawyers and a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law.

In 2018 and 2019, Carol was recognised nationwide as one of Australia’s Preeminent Criminal Lawyers in the Doyle’s guide for ‘Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers – Australia 2019’, ranking her in the top band of lawyers in the country.

For the fifth year in a row, Carol has also been recognised by members of the profession as one of the state’s Preeminent Criminal Lawyers in the Doyle’s ‘Leading NSW Criminal Defence Lawyers’ Guide (2016-2020), and in 2018 was ranked in the national guide as one the state’s top 3 lawyers recognised in the Doyle’s guide for ‘Leading White Collar Crime, Corporate Crime and Regulatory investigations lawyers – Australia 2019’.

She has a diverse legal practice ranging from white collar crime, through to regulatory and disciplinary proceedings. Her appearances range from the lower courts through to complex state and commonwealth prosecutions in the superior and appellate courts. She has appeared in some of the State’s most notorious criminal cases. Her expertise has developed in cases ranging from complex frauds, tax evasions, drug importations, serious sex offences and murder.


This webinar is suitable for NSW lawyers practising in criminal law. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


NSW lawyers can claim 1 CPD unit for viewing this webinar - substantive law.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: lisa@tved.net.au

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