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Evidence Act Update for Criminal Lawyers

Evidence Act Update for Criminal Lawyers
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The admissibility of evidence is central to the administration of criminal justice and the Evidence Act 2006 underpins all evidence that is able to be put before the courts at all levels. This seminar will examine some of the key case law and legislative updates and reflect on the practical implications of these developments.

This seminar will include:

  • An update of the relevant current case law
  • An outline of the significant delay and s 122(2)(e) of the Evidence Act, and the use of memory experts in historical offending cases
  • A discussion of hearsay evidence and out of court statements
  • An overview of the use of video statements and hostile witnesses/retraction of statements
  • A brief update on new proposals for rape trial reform.

Learning objectives

By attending this seminar you will gain:

  • Better understanding of the legislative updates to the Evidence Act 2006.
  • Guidance on the practical implications of these updates.
  • Increased knowledge of current case law.

Who should attend

Criminal lawyers.


A short paper, in PDF format, together with a copy of the powerpoint presentation will be emailed out prior to the seminar.


  • 4.00pm - 6.00pm (tea and coffee available on arrival)

Fee (incl GST)

In Short

  • $125 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $175 - Non-members
  • Live web stream group pricing available! Click here

Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here
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Auckland 21 November
Live Web Stream 21 November


WEB EDIT Annabel Cresswell Website Photo L Annabel Cresswell
Criminal Barrister, Guardian Chambers, Auckland

Annabel has been practicing for 19 years in Courtroom advocacy in the Criminal Arena. She is currently a barrister in Guardian Chambers, and has worked as a Crown Prosecutor and for the Public Defence service, since starting as a junior barrister in 2001. Annabel has done over 120 jury trials all over New Zealand and has a real focus on trial work.

WEB EDIT Annabel Maxwell-Scott Annabel Maxwell-Scott
Criminal Barrister, Cathedral Chambers, Auckland

Annabel was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1996. Since that time she has practised almost exclusively criminal law in the jury trial jurisdiction. Annabel was a barrister in London from 1996 – 2009 where she prosecuted and defended criminal cases ranging from fraud to sexual crime, serious violence and drug offending. She was member of Foundry Chambers and remains a door tenant there. Annabel was admitted to the New Zealand Bar in 2010 and began practise here at the Public Defence Service in Manukau as a Senior Lawyer. After three years she then moved back into independent practice in central Auckland and has recently set up her own chambers, Cathedral Chambers, with a number of colleagues. Annabel has acted as lead defence counsel in a number of large scale drug operations, murder, rapes, frauds and other serious offending. She is also on the prosecution panels for the Serious Fraud Office and the Crown Solicitor at Manukau. Annabel has been on the executive for the Criminal Bar Association since 2014 and is their representative for the New Zealand Bar Association.

Cancellation and refund policy

If written notice of cancellation of a registration arrives before the day of the seminar we will refund the registration fee, less an administration fee of $40. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute - to correctly assign CPD credit, CLE must be notified in advance. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars if necessary.

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Evidence Act Update for Criminal Lawyers - Auckland

21 November - NZLS Auckland Branch

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