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 Recorded Webinar: Tips and Traps for Local Court Appearances (NSW) (professional skills)

Recorded: 31 January 2022

Duration:  1 hour


Appearing in the Local Court for an accused in a defended matter can be a challenging experience, but the key to success lies in preparation and an understanding of the process. This session provides a thorough guide to practitioners of key essentials in appearing in a matter in the Local Court, including:

  • Considerations on whether or not to brief counsel
  • Tips for preparing for a hearing without counsel
  • What to look for in the particulars of charge and analysing the elements of the offence
  • Tips for reading and assessing the brief of evidence and challenging the prosecution case
  • What to do if further information is needed? Requisitions, requests and subpoenas
  • A guide to contacting and communicating with the prosecutor, witnesses and the court
  • Defence preparation including:
    • when to use expert witnesses and exhibits
    • defences
    • sentencing recommendations
    • closing address
  • Advocacy essentials including evidence management, examination and cross-examination tips, managing delays
  • Resources and preparation guides
Recorded Webinars,Legal CPD Compulsory Subject/s,Recorded Webinar:  Tips and Traps for Local Court Appearances (NSW) (professional skills)

Andrew Tiedt, Director & Accredited Specialist Criminal Law, The Criminal Law Specialists, Sydney

Andrew is an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law and has been repeatedly recognised in the Doyles list both for Criminal and Traffic Law. He has recently set up his own practice as The Criminal Law Specialists.

Andrew has acted in high profile, sensitive prosecutions, matters of significant personal significance, and complex matters where expert advice and advocacy has proved crucial.

He has a reputation as a fierce and skilled advocate, and is one of the few private solicitors in New South Wales who appears in jury trials without counsel.


This webinar is suitable for NSW criminal lawyers. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Lawyers can claim 1 CPD unit - Professional Skills.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: lisa@tved.net.au

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Product Code: ZB1JAN22
 Price:  $202.40 (Inclusive of GST)
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