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Criminal Law Update Papers


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DNA

       

Evidence

       

Evidence: Hearsay Evidence

             

Legislation


Mental Health

 

Procedure


Sentencing


Trial Procedure

 

 

Archived / Historical Papers


Appeals (Archived)

Principles Governing Applications for Leave to Appeal against Sentence, by Anthony Cook (2005) [Word doc, 221Kb]

Complicity (Archived)

Common Purpose and Joint Criminal Enterprise, by Peter Zahra SC (2001) [Word doc, 110Kb]    

Criminal Responsibility 2011, by Craig Smith and Jennifer Wheeler (2011) [PDF, 74Kb]      

Criminal Responsibility under the Law of NSW, by Craig Smith (2011) [PPT, 268Kb]  

Principles of Complicity, by Peter Zahra SC and Jennifer Wheeler (2006) [Word doc, 76Kb] 

Criminal Law Update Papers (Archived)

Children and the High and Supreme Courts 2007-2008, by Andrew Haesler SC (2008) [Word doc, 76Kb] 

Court of Criminal Appeal Sentencing Law Update 2007, by Chrissa Loukas (2008) [Word doc, 236Kb]     

Court of Criminal Appeal Sentencing Law Update 2008, by Chrissa Loukas (2009) [Word doc, 257Kb] 

Court of Criminal Appeal Update: Review of 2009, by Chrissa Loukas (2010) [Word doc, 260Kb] 

Court of Criminal Appeal Update: Review of 2010, by Chrissa Loukas (2011) [Word doc, 299Kb] 

Court of Criminal Appeal Update: Review of 2011, by Chrissa Loukas (2012) [Word doc, 315Kb]   

Court of Criminal Appeal Update: Review of 2012, by Chrissa Loukas SC (2013) [PDF, 341Kb] 

Court of Criminal Appeal Update: Review of 2013, by Chrissa Loukas SC (2014) [PDF, 465Kb] 

Court of Criminal Appeal Update: Review of 2014, by Chrissa Loukas SC (2015) [PDF 1.66Mb]  

Court of Criminal Appeal Update: Review of 2014, by Chrissa Loukas SC - Updated by Richard Wilson  [PDF, 565Kb]

Court of Criminal Appeal Update: Review of 2016-2017: The Story So Far, by Chrissa Loukas SC (2017) [PDF, 587 Kb]  

Defences (Archived)

Current Law on Self Defence, by Peter Zahra SC (2000) [Word doc, 79Kb]

Partial Defences to Murder, by Peter Zahra SC (1999) [Word doc, 85Kb] 

DNA (Archived)

DNA Analysis and Probability, by Peter Zahra SC (2002)[Word doc, 69Kb]

DNA Testing and the New Crimes (Forensic Procedures) Act : An Overview, by Andrew Haesler (2003) [Word doc, 63Kb] 

Evidence (Archived)

Confessional Evidence, by Peter Zahra SC (2000) [Word doc, 94Kb] 

Evidence Act - s.165, by Anthony Cook (2003) [Word doc, 34Kb] 

Tendency and Coincidence Evidence, by John Stratton SC (2008, revised September 2008) [Word doc, 99Kb] 

Tendency and Coincidence Evidence, by Dina Yehia (2011) [PDF, 128KB]

Tendency and Coincidence Evidence, by Craig Smith (2013) [PDF, 60KB]

Tendency and Coincidence Evidence, by Craig Smith (2013) [Powerpoint, 716KB]

Tendency and Coincidence Evidence, by Peter McGrath SC (2017) [PDF, 150Kb] 

Legislation (Archived)

Crimes Amendment (Self Defence) Act 2001, by Chrissa Loukas (2002) [Word doc, 24Kb] 

Criminal Law Update, by Helen Cox (2010) [Word doc, 165Kb]              

Legislative Developments in 2004, by Andrew Haesler SC (2005) [Word doc, 25Kb]             

New Bail Laws 2008 - s.22A Bail Act 1978, by Andrew Haezler SC (2008) [Word doc, 43Kb] 

New Criminal Legislation from 2003, by Andrew Haesler (2003) [Word doc, 70Kb] 

New Criminal Legislation from 2004, by Andrew Haesler (2004) [Word doc, 66Kb] 

New Criminal Legislation from 2005, by Andrew Haesler SC (2006) [Word doc, 59Kb] 

New Criminal Legislation from 2006, by Andrew Haesler SC (2007) [Word doc, 61Kb] 

New Criminal Legislation from 2007, by Andrew Haesler SC (2008) [Word doc, 68Kb]             

Recent Developments in Sexual Assault Law, by Dina Yehia (2006, updated October 2007) [Word doc, 112Kb] 

Trials in NSW by Judge Alone: Recent Legislative Changes, by Mark Ierace SC (2011) [PDF, 667KB]

Mental Health (Archived)

Applying the Amended Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990, by Andrew Haesler SC (2009) [Word doc, 53Kb] 

Fitness to be Tried in Superior Courts, by Chris Craigie SC (1997, updated 24.08.2004) [Word doc, 60Kb] 

Sentencing (Archived)

Children and the High and Supreme Courts 2007-2008, by Andrew Haesler SC (2008) [Word doc, 76Kb] 

Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Standard Minimum Sentencing) Act 2002, by Chrissa Loukas (2003) [Word doc, 78Kb] 

Recent Cases on Sentencing, by John Stratton SC (2005) [Word doc, 92Kb] 

Recent Developments in Sentencing, by Belinda Rigg (2006) [Word doc, 109Kb] 

Sentencing Aboriginal Offenders, by Dina Yehia (2004) [Word doc, 70Kb]

Sentencing Children, by Dina Yehia (2007) [Word doc, 64Kb] 

Sentencing Children at Law - 2005, by Andrew Haesler (2005) [Word doc, 67Kb] 

Sentencing Commonwealth Offenders: Some Recent Developments, by Andrew Haesler (2004) [Word doc, 71Kb] 

Sentencing in NSW Drug Supply Matters, by Tom Quilter (2017) [PDF, 391Kb]   

Sentencing Issues 2003, by Andrew Haesler (2003) [Word doc, 86Kb]

Sentencing - Recent Cases and Changes: 2004-2005, by Andrew Haesler SC (2005) [Word doc, 87Kb] 

Sentencing Review: The Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 - 2 years on, by Andrew Haesler (2001) [Word doc, 51Kb] 

Sex and the Modern Criminal Lawyer, by Andrew Haesler SC (2008) [Word doc,  6oKb]   

Standard Non-Parole Periods: A Way Through the Mire, by Robert Hulme SC (2004) [Word doc, 62Kb]

Suspended Sentences: Some Common Questions, by Andrew Haesler SC (2005) [Word doc, 47Kb] 

When Life Means Life, by John Nicholson SC (2000) [Word doc, 78Kb]

Trial Procedure (Archived)

Criminal Law: Pre-trial disclosure imposed on complex criminal trials, by Chrissa Loukas (2003) [Word doc, 46Kb] 

Police Powers, by Andrew Haesler (revised - March 2006) [Word doc, 94Kb]  

Preparation of Criminal Trials for Bega Sittings, by Ron Hoenig (2005) [Word doc, 43Kb] 

The "Right" to Silence - Only Half a Right, by John Nicholson SC (2000) [Word doc, 48Kb] 

The Rule Against Double Jeopardy - Its Tragic Demise in NSW, by Andrew Haesler (2003) [Word doc, 55Kb