Duty of disclosure and negotiating with prosecution

Course ID CS200301_CRIM1

  • Face to Face
  • 3.5
  • Foundation

Prosecution must disclose all relevant evidence to defence before trial. What are they required to disclose? What are you as a defence lawyer entitled to request them to further disclose? How do you go about negotiating with prosecution? What will give you the best result for your client?

The way you approach your negotiation with prosecution can directly affect the likelihood of a more favourable resolution and getting the best result for your client. When and what should you put in writing? 

This workshop will provide you with the tools to identify:

  • what disclosure you are entitled to
  • when to ask for further particulars
  • what further information would assist you and should be disclosed
  • how to approach negotiating with prosecution to get the best results

This interactive workshop will use practical examples to further your negotiating techniques with perspectives from both prosecution and defence.


50% discount for New Lawyers

New Lawyers in their first five years of practice are eligible for a 50% discount off the full price of this program. This discount cannot be claimed in conjunction with any other discounts, including the alumni discount. Please quote NEWLAWYER at the checkout.


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Full Price $300.00

Alumni/Member Price $270.00


Start date:

06 March 2020

End date:

06 March 2020


1:00PM - 4:30PM


The College of Law South Australia
Level 9, 19 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000

About This Course




This workshop includes:
  • Prosecution’s duty of disclosure
  • Prosecution duty to provide particulars
  • Provision of further information
  • Negotiation with Prosecution : their duties and interests
  • Negotiation with Prosecution : withdrawal, alternative charges and disputes of fact
  • Negotiating with Prosecution : going behind the agreement
  • Practical Factual Scenarios: small group discussions
  • Summary
  • Q&A with the facilitators


Designed for

Current and aspiring criminal lawyers with up to 5 years post admission experience



Mandatories Covered

Professional Skills 2 units
Substantive Law 1 units


Presenter biography

Julia Davey, Barrister, Wright Chambers

Julia is a barrister and a Lecturer with the College of Law. Julia was admitted to practice in 1999, and has joined the independent bar in 2019. She was employed for 15 years with the Legal Services Commission practising solely in criminal law, having represented hundreds of clients across all jurisdictions. She also has experience internationally in human rights and international criminal law, including serving with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations. She holds a Masters of Laws from the University of Melbourne.

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