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Criminal Law Update 2019 - Online CPD

NZ $175.00
Katie Hogan 2019 KAYES Gareth 2019
Katie Hogan
Barrister, City Chambers
Gareth Kayes
Director, Kayes Fletcher Walker

Package includes:

Online CPD Module  l  Electronic booklet  l  PowerPoint Presentation

Package Fee (incl GST)

  • $125 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $175 - Non-members

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Online CPD Module

Presentation time: 120 minutes

Working in the criminal law field continues to present an array of challenges and it is important that practitioners continue to remain abreast of developments. This seminar will include an examination of recent appellate cases and the implications for your clients on a practical level.

This seminar will include an update on the current criminal law, including:
  • Issues in sentencing
    - minimum periods of imprisonment
    - the effects of the Three Strikes regime
    - and a different approach to guilty plea discounts
  • The Court of Appeal’s approach to acquittal propensity
  • Developments in procedure: appeals; disclosure, representative charges. 

Learning objectives

By completing this module you will gain:

  • Updated knowledge on the current case law and recent decisions; especially helpful to barristers in private practice.
  • Practical tips on how to best advise your client within the criminal law field.

Electronic paper 

Authors: Katie Hogan, Gareth Kayes
Published: 20 August 2019
Pages: 23


This paper will focus on three topics in the area of sentencing:

(a) discounts for guilty pleas;
(b) the application of the three strikes regime; and
(c) the imposition of minimum periods of imprisonment.

In all three areas, I suggest that we can see a willingness by the Courts to reduce prison sentences, or to adopt an approach that might avoid imprisonment altogether.

One might speculate that this is in part informed by knowledge of New Zealand’s rising imprisonment rates, or it may simply reflect the need to do justice in each individual case.

PowerPoint Presentation

These are the slides included in the presentation.

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