Criminal law resources

Criminal law resources

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Practitioners commissioning psychiatric or psychological reports for use at a client’s sentencing hearing, must comply with the requirements of the Supreme Court Practice Note SC CR 7 ‘Expert reports on mental functioning of offenders’. Read Psychological and psychiatric reports for sentencing hearings.

Case note

Court of Appeal checklists and fact sheets

Criminal trial quality tools and checklists

A working group, including lawyers from private practice and community legal centres, has collaborated to develop these tools as part of the delivering high quality criminal trials consultation:

Indictable checklists for non-sexual offences

Indictable checklists for sexual offences

Other checklist

Practice updates and materials

Our lawyers have documented a number of checklists, practical tips and handy hints, which may be useful references for other lawyers.

Offence snapshots for duty lawy​ers

Offence snapshots for duty lawyers, providing an overview of individual offences, including the elements that need to be proved, relevant legislation, case law and sentencing statistics:

Children's Court Criminal Division

For checklists and fact sheets relating to the Children's Court Criminal Division, see Youth Crime.

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