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Discharge Without Conviction 2021

Discharge Without Conviction 2021
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1 September 2021 - Please note that due to the COVID-19 lockdown the In Short: Discharge Without Conviction for Auckland & live web stream has been postponed to Thursday 2 December 2021. Current registrants have been emailed directly. Registrations remain open, we welcome new registrations for the new December date.

A conviction can have a major influence on your client’s life including difficulty in securing employment and travelling overseas and, accordingly, the stakes are often very high when applying for a discharge without conviction. This seminar will provide you with an understanding of some of the key developments in this area and will be of practical assistance whether you are making or responding to an application.

This seminar will include:

  • Challenges for counsel when applying for a discharge without conviction
  • How to present your case effectively in written submissions
  • Consequences of a conviction – immigration status/employment consequences and the way courts are treating consequences
  • Recent cases and discussion – examples of successful applications.

Learning objectives

By attending this seminar you will be able to:

  • Make a decision clearly and concisely as to the utility of seeking s 106 of the Sentencing Act 2002 (whether you have the facts, or not).
  • Write clear comprehensive submissions in support of s 106 discharge.
  • Provide the relevant evidence and supporting documents the Court requires.
  • Provide the evidence the Court requires for s 106.
  • Be up to date on recent cases on the granting of s 106 discharges.

Who should attend

All levels of criminal law practitioners.


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

Fee (incl GST)

In Short

  • $145 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $195 - Non-members
  • Live web stream group pricing available! Click here

Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Use the Multiple Registration button below or Click here
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Please note these dates differ from those originally advertised

Live Web Stream 2 December
Auckland 2 December


CRESSWELL Annabel 2021 Annabel Cresswell
Barrister, Guardian Chambers, Auckland

Annabel has been practising criminal law exclusively for more than 20 years. She has focused on her strength as a jury trial lawyer in this time. Annabel has a strong Court presence and has been described as a fearless advocate. She has worked as a prosecutor and defence lawyer in her years of practice as a criminal law lawyer, and has gained experience in working at the crown. Annabel has worked in London, Hamilton and Rotorua and is now situated at the Guardian Chambers in Auckland.

LEABOURN Hugh 2021 Hugh Leabourn
Barrister, Durham Street Chambers, Auckland

Hugh is an Auckland barrister currently situated at the Durham Street Chambers. He has practised law in NZ since 1988, initially as a Crown prosecutor. Hugh joined the defence bar in 1998 and specialises in criminal law. He has prosecuted and defended numerous jury trials including murder, manslaughter, serious violence, sexual offences, major multi-accused drugs operations and fraud matters.

Cancellation and refund policy

You may cancel your registration eight working days in advance of an event, and you will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee. If you cancel less than eight working days in advance of the event, no refund is payable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. If you wish to do so you must advise CLE in writing of the change. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to close registrations, and, cancel or reschedule an event as necessary. Where an event is cancelled by CLE, a full refund is payable.

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2 December - At your desk or device

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2 December - NZLS Auckland Branch

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