Tootle v R – encouraging the jury to ask questions of witnesses

By Sarah Shin

In Tootle the NSWCCA considered whether inviting a jury to ask questions of witnesses amounted to a miscarriage of justice.

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Explainer: Child Sexual Offences Evidence Pilot

By Vanessa Chan

The Pilot is a  scheme designed to reduce the stress and duration of court proceedings for vulnerable child witnesses in child sexual assault cases. Continue reading “Explainer: Child Sexual Offences Evidence Pilot”

Ask an Advocate: Agony Uncle

Lisa: Cheer up, Dad. Did you know the Chinese use the same word for “crisis” as they do for “opportunity”?

Homer: Yes! “Crisitunity”.

The Simpsons, Fear of Flying, S 6, Ep 11, (1994)

The mailing list spoke; Aurhett listened. He took your burning questions about advocacy to the ultimate ‘agony uncle,’ Hugh Selby, renowned barrister, witness and advocacy trainer and author.

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