Criminal law update: a review of Court of Criminal Appeal decisions

Wednesday 1st March, 2017 4:30 pm – Wednesday 1st March, 2017 6:00 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Chaired by the Hon Justice Michael Buss, President, Court of Appeal Division, Supreme Court of Western Australia, the speakers take a 12 month reflection over the decisions of the Court of Appeal including convictions overturned and sentencing appeals.

Paul Yovich SC provides a review of sentencing appeals, Sam Vandongen SC addresses conviction appeals in addition to highlighting cases of significance and Karen Farley SC examines the cases of Churnside v The State of Western Australia (2016) WASCA 146 and LCM v The State of Western Australia (2016) WASCA 164.

Level: Advanced

  • 1.5 points Competency 4 Substantive Law


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Chair: The Hon Justice Michael Buss
Supreme Court of Western Australia

Speaker: Karen Farley SC
Appeals Consultant
Legal Aid WA

Speaker: Sam Vandongen SC
Francis Burt Chambers

Speaker: Paul Yovich SC
Francis Burt Chambers

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