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Hot topics and cases in criminal law - On-demand

Course ID ID21030_PSK1

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This on-demand material was recorded in October2021. You can purchase and access this content at any time.

Are you interested in the latest topics and cases in criminal law?

In this on-demand presentation, Anthony BellantoQC, Barrister, Trust Chambers and Catherine Lin, Barrister, Trust Chambers will take you through:

  • S 293 Criminal Procedure Act and Jackmain (a pseudonym) v R [2020] NSWCCA 150
  • Tendency and coincidence –s97A Evidence Act, 98(1A) Evidence Act and s161A Criminal Procedure Act
  • ICOs: Paramount consideration and imposition

Practitioners holding WA practising certificates are not eligible to earn CPD points for this course.


Full Price $99.00

Presenter biography

Anthony Bellanto  Anthony Bellanto QC Barrister, Trust Chamber

Anthony Bellanto QC was called to the Bar in 1967 and took silk in 1988. Anthony has worked as the Crown Counsel and Senior Crown Counsel in Hong Kong and as a Crown Prosecutor in Australia. He possesses extensive experience in criminal law matters, trial advocacy, sentencing and appeals.

Further, Anthony is an active participant in the Bar Reading Course, Continuing Professional Development programs and has delivered a collection of papers in both NSW and abroad, making him well-recognised within the academic community as well as the court room. He was the advisory editor of Sentencing Law: New South Wales published by LexisNexis in 2003. 

Catherine Lin  Catherine Lin Barrister, Trust Chambers

Catherine has significant experience in advocacy and advisory work. Prior to being called to the Bar, Catherine worked within the Courts system which enabled her to gain invaluable experience as to the intimate workings of the administration of justice.

In 2013, Catherine was called to the NSW Bar. Since then, she has practiced extensively in both the criminal and civil jurisdictions. Practice areas in the civil jurisdiction include insolvency, bankruptcy, property (such as caveats and land title).

Catherine has also appeared in numerous criminal jury trials, sentences and appeals covering a range of areas including but not restricted to murder, drugs, sexual assault, physical assault and kidnapping.

In addition, Catherine has appeared in the appellate jurisdiction before the Court of Criminal Appeal and at inquiries including the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption. She has also been briefed to appear in ICAC inquiries.

Catherine has appeared in Canberra and is available to undertake regional and interstate briefs. Catherine has delivered CPD presentations for BenchTV. She was a judge in the semi finals of the Negotiations competition the Australian Law Students Competition in 2014.



If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority. If this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year.

If you hold a Western Australian practising certificate, please refer to the course description above as to whether you are eligible to earn CPD points for this activity.


Mandatories Covered

Ethics and professional responsibility - 1 point