As the theme of the Congress would suggest, speakers will address the state of the Criminal Law
“30 Years On” and where the Law is heading. The issues arising from the interaction of Politics, Media and the Criminal Law and the increasing use of “Expert Evidence” and the dangers that can be associated with it will also be addressed.

Speakers will include The Honourable Robert French AC, Chief Justice of Australia who will present a Keynote address on Saturday afternoon.

WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER
16:00 Registrations open - InterContinental Hotel
18:00 - 21:00 Cocktail Reception at the Adelaide Rowing Club
   
THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome to Country by Uncle Lewis O'Brien, Kaurna Elder
09:10 - 09:30 Congress Opening and Introduction
  Chair: The Honourable Greg James AM, QC
09:30 - 10:30

Opening Keynote: The Criminal Law 30 years on and Other Related Issues
Father Frank Brennan SJ AO, Professor of Human Rights & Social Justice; Living National Treasure

10:30 - 10:45 Questions
10:45 - 11:15 Morning Tea
  Chair: The Honourable Greg James QC, AM
11:15 - 12:30

30 Years On, Varied Perspectives
Frances Nelson QC, Barrister
Tom Percy QC, Barrister
Kevin Borick QC, Barrister and Co-convenor of the first ICLC

12:30 - 13:00 Questions
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  Chair: Judge Julie McIntyre
14:00 - 15:00 What can we learn about juries? Simulated and non-simulated jury studies
Professor David Tait, Professor of Justice Research, Western Sydney University
A/Professor Julia Davis, Law School, University of South Australia
15:00 - 15:15 Questions
15:15 - 15:45 Afternoon Break
  Chair: Joseph Sanders
15:45 - 16:30 What can criminology tell us about the practice of criminal law?
Professor Rick Sarre, Law School, University of South Australia
Professor Andrew Goldsmith, Strategic Professor of Criminology and Director, Centre for Crime Policy and Research, Flinders University, South Australia
16:30 - 16:45 Questions
  Chair: Ash Bidhendi
16:45 - 17:15 The Pitfalls of Computer Evidence
Phil Kernick, Chief Technology Officer, CQR Consulting
17:15 - 17:30 Questions
   
FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER
  Chair: Grant Algie SC
*09:00 - 09:45 Keynote: Politics, Media and the Criminal Law – a UK Perspective
Desmond Browne QC, former Chairman of the Bar & Joint Head of Chambers, 5RB, Grays Inn
09:45 - 10:30 Keynote: Sentencing, Politics and the Media
The Honourable Justice Lex Lasry AM, Supreme Court of Victoria
10:30 - 11:00 Morning Break
  Chair: Grant Algie SC
10:00 - 12:30 Media, Politics and the Law (30 years on)
Lindy Powell QC, Barrister and former Director of Legal Services Commission of SA
Frank Thorne, former Fleet Street Investigative Journalist and Media Commentator
Estelle Blackburn, OAM, Journalist, Media Advisor, Author
Richard Utting, Barrister, Broadcaster and Former Mayor of Fremantle, WA
The Honourable Angus Redford, Barrister and former MLC, Parliament of SA
Sean Fewster, Chief Court Reporter, Adelaide Advertiser
12:30 - 12:45 Questions
13:00 Lawyers Long Lunch: Parliament House
   
SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER
  Chair: The Honourable Angus Redford former MLC
*09:00 - 9:45 Keynote: Expert Evidence: The Dangers of Error
Michael Abbott AO QC, Barrister
09:45 - 10:30 Keynote: Expert Evidence: The Impact on the Jury
Adjunct Professor Ian Freckelton QC, Barrister
10:30 - 10:45 Questions
10:45 - 11:15 Morning Break
  Chair: Andrew English
11:15 - 12:15 Keynote: Expert Evidence
Professor Roger Byard AO, Forensic Pathologist, University of Adelaide
Marie Shaw QC, Barrister
His Honour Judge John Robertson, District Court, Queensland
12:15 - 12:45 Questions
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
  Chair: Judge Julie McIntyre
13:45 - 14:45 Keynote: Criminal Law in the 21st Century
The Honourable Chief Justice Robert French, High Court of Australia
14:45 - 15:15 Afternoon Break
  Chair: Kimberley Bilsborow
15:15 - 16:00 Keynote: Criminal Law in the 21st Century - a perspective from Hong Kong
The Honourable Justice Andrew Macrae, Court of Appeal, Hong Kong
  Chair: Hannah Hannaford Gunn
16:00 - 16:45 Keynote: Criminal Law in the 21st Century - a perspective from New Zealand
The Honourable Justice Sir William Young, Supreme Court New Zealand
19:00 Congress Dinner: Intercontinental Hotel
   
SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER
  Chair: Hannah Hannaford Gunn
09:00 - 09:30 Human Trafficking and Criminal Justice
Felicity Gerry QC, Chair of Research, Research Training Committee, Charles Darwin University
09:30 - 10:00 The Commonwealth and the Criminal Law – Things you may not know
Alex Ward, Barrister and President of Commonwealth Lawyers Association
10:00 - 10:30

Criminal Law in the 21st Century - a persepctive from the International Courts and Tribunals
William Smith AM, United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trial, Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

10:30 - 10:45 Questions
10:45 - 11:15 Morning Break
  Chair: Grant Algie SC
11:15 - 12:15 30 Years on: A personal reflection
Terry O'Gorman AM, Director, Robertson O'Gorman Solicitors and President, Australian Council for Civil Liberties
12:15 - 12:30 Closing the congress
   

Please note Congress program is subject to change

*issues of legal ethics and effective practice management will be discussed and considered during this session.

 

 

 

 

 

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