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Prosecuting with conviction

Event Name - Prosecuting with conviction

Event Date - 02 May 2018 - 09 00 AM

In making a decision to prosecute, the prosecutor must evaluate the likelihood of the case succeeding in court. Many factors are relevant to this, including the strength and admissibility of the evidence, the evidentiary burden of proof and whether defences may be available. 

Join us for a one day workshop in which we will examine ways in which Councils can improve the quality of investigations and evidence gathering, and optimise the prospects of success when prosecuting breaches of the Development Act 1993 and other similar regulatory offences.

Claire Ryan & Peter Psaltis will cover topics including:
  • elements of criminal offences;
  • provision of cautions;
  • burden of proof;
  • commencing proceedings and case flow management;
  • evidence and admissibility issues;
  • disclosure and other duties of the prosecutor;
  • defences;
  • principles of sentencing.

Steve Garden from Intersol Global Academy will cover topics including:

  • how to effectively take notes;
  • taking witness statements;
  • exhibit management;
  • how to prepare a brief for your solicitor;
  • basic introduction to cognitive interviewing and conversation management.

Who should attend: Building & Planning Compliance Officers, Authorised Officers, Authorised Persons and Planning & Development Officers

When: 9am – 5pm, Wednesday 2 May 2018

Where: Norman Waterhouse Lawyers, L15, 45 Pirie Street, Adelaide

Cost: $450 + GST. Discounts available for bookings of 3 or more – please contact Leah Fingleton on 8217 1320 or lfingleton@normans.com.au for more information. 

About the Speakers

Peter Psaltis has been involved in regulatory enforcement for most of his 20 years of legal practice. He has advised and represented on both prosecution and defence sides, in many environment protection, planning, building and native vegetation matters.

In her seventeen years of practising in the Planning & Environment field, Claire Ryan has regularly advised and represented Councils in relation to both civil and criminal enforcement proceedings in the Environment Resources & Development Court and the Supreme Court.  

Steve Garden is one of 4 Australia based associates of Intersol Global, an international company specialising in the delivery of Extraordinary Case Management training across the spectrum of investigation and investigative interviewing techniques. Steve has been employed as an experienced investigator, having served in the law enforcement arena since 1987. Steve is highly trained in suspect and witness interviews, including specialist training with regards the interviewing of child victims / witnesses. His extensive experience in brief submission and investigative methodology allows him to work alongside different agencies and submit evidence to the highest standard, liaising with senior counsel and giving evidence in the highest courts.


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Full Day$450 ex GST
Note: Council Solutions and retainer clients - $350 ex GST. Please select General admission ticket above and your discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

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