• CPD Points: 1 [PS] [SL]
  • Price: $0.00
  • Area: Criminal Law
  • Delivered: July 2021
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This seminar covers significant changes brought about by The Justice Miscellaneous (Court Backlog and Related Matters) Act 2020 for the day-to-day practice of criminal law in the Magistrates and Supreme Courts. Areas discussed are: changes to the law; information about grants of aid; and changes in court proceedings. The panel of Evan Hughes, Vincenzo Caltabiano and Penelope Ikedife is facilitated by Trevor McKenna.

Trevor McKenna, Senior Associate, Ogilvie Jennings

About the Presenter:

Mr Trevor McKenna has practised in family law since 2008 and has established a strong reputation of delivering timely, practical and understandable advice with an emphasis on results. His practice covers all areas of family law with a focus on financial matters and the estate planning aspects of family law, through the preparation of financial agreements. He regularly appears as an advocate and counsel in courts and tribunals both at first instance and appellate levels. He undertakes work as an Independent Children’s Lawyer and Separate Representative Lawyer. Trevor has been recognised by his peers in the Doyles Guide for Tasmania in recent years including 2021. Beyond his family law practice, Trevor provides advice and conducts disciplinary litigation under the Legal Profession Act.

Evan Hughes, Principal, Rae & Partners

About the Presenter:

Mr Evan Hughes is the most senior litigation lawyer at Rae & Partners. Evan shares responsibility for a team of lawyers working across the State’s North and North West in areas of civil and criminal litigation. To say that Evan thrives on the trials he conducts in the Supreme and Federal Courts would be an understatement. He has extensive experience in contested matters, appeal work and providing advice and opinions with respect to these matters. Evan is also immediate past President of the Law Society and has been Chair of the Society’s Civil Litigation Committee since 2013. He has argued numerous appeals, and some have refined the law in Tasmania as we know it.

Vincenzo Caltabiano, Director, Tasmanian Legal Aid

About the Presenter:

Mr Vincenzo Caltabiano commenced as Director of the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania in 2019. He was admitted to practise in 1992 from Monash University. Vincenzo spent 17 years in private practice, including seven years in his own firm, focusing on family law and criminal law. He joined Legal Aid Tasmania after almost 11 years at Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) where he undertook a range of roles including seven years in the criminal law program, as a duty lawyer, Manager of the Advocacy Team and as the inaugural Summary Crime Program Manager. In more recent years Vincenzo conducted the Review of Legal Aid Child Protection Legal Services at VLA and was then appointed Associate Director, Child Protection Transformation at VLA. He served on the Board of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law from 2011 to 2019 including three years as President.

Penelope Ikedife, Administrator of Courts, Magistrates Court of Tasmania

About the Presenter:

Ms Penelope Ikedife graduated into law in 1996. Ms Ikedife commenced her legal career at Simmons Wolfhagen where she built her practice for 16 years. She then took up a position as the Deputy Registrar, Supreme Court of Tasmania in 2013. Ms Ikedife commences as the Administrator of Courts, Magistrates Court of Tasmania in 2016.