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Criminal Law Conference 2018




Law Society of Tasmania

CPD Points



Wrest Point

Sandy Bay Road Hobart, Tasmania 7000

Registrations now closed.

CPD Points: 6 (SL, PS, PM and E) 


Who should attend

Criminal Law Practitioners | Barristers | Litigation Lawyers | Early Career Lawyers interested in Criminal Law


Registration includes:

  • Attendance at all conference sessions 
  • Lunch and afternoon tea
  • Post-conference drinks
  • Papers
  • Entry into Business Card Draw - proudly sponsored by Stewart Title
  • Entry into draw to win a $500 (regalia supplier) gift voucher - proudly sponsored by Ludlow's



9.45am      Registration and coffee/tea on arrival

9.55am      Welcome and Opening Jackie Hartnett, Principal Crown Counsel, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

10.00am     Sentencing Practices: In the Context of DPP v Dalgleish Emeritus Professor Arie Freiberg AM, Monash University and Chair, Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Council

10.45am     Criminal Law: Year in Review Jackie Hartnett, Principal Crown Counsel, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

11.30am    In Conversation: Preliminary Proceedings - Do they Fulfil Their Intended Purpose? Panel Session: Linda Mason, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Evan Hughes, Principal, Rae and Partners, Moderated by Rikki Mawad, Tasmania Law Reform Institute

12.15pm    Lunch

1.00pm      Effective Cross-Examination Sarah McNaughton SC, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Office of the Commonwealth Director of Prosecutions?

1.45pm      Police Procedure - The Custody and Charge Room Inspector Craig Joel, Tasmania Police CIB   

2.30pm      Defending Your Sanity Dr Bob Murray, Principal, Fortinberry Murray

3.15pm      Afternoon Tea

3.45pm     Use of ID Evidence from Social Media (incl. CCTV footage ID, Voice ID from Phone Intercepts) The Hon. Justice Stephen Estcourt, Supreme Court of Tasmania

4.30pm     Ethics in Cross-Examination - Panel Session, including The Hon. Justice Stephen Estcourt, Supreme Court of Tasmania, Sarah McNaughton, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions and Chief Magistrate Catherine Geason, Magistrates' Court of Tasmania. Moderated by Fabiano Cangelosi, Barrister, Salamanca Chambers

5.15pm      Closing Remarks followed by drinks and canapes


Ludlows is having a stand at this Conference and is offering attendees a special on their regalia services. See here.


Looking for accommodation in Hobart?  Click here to view LST member accommodation rates - accommodation is scarce in March so book soon to avoid disappointment.  Click here to view Wrest Point corporate rates for the Law Society.
Please quote 'Law Society rate'.


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