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Discussion: Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner Fiona McLeay & Dr Matthew Collins AM QC, President of the Bar
In August, the High Court delivered three significant judgments dealing with judicial review. The judgments concern the relationship between appellate review and legal unreasonableness (Minister v SZVFW; and, in the last week, TTY167) and the extent to which an error must be material in order to be “jurisdictional” (Hossain and Shrestha). They are likely to have significant implications for Australian public law, both in theory and in practice.
The Bar and the County Court, working together, have designed a new pilot scheme for pro bono referrals which commenced on 1 October in the County Court’s Commercial and Common Law Divisions.
The protocol provides clear written guidance as to eligibility and the operation of the scheme. Referrals are to occur by Court Order, which will provide clarity as to the scope of requests. The new procedures are aimed at improving the quality of experience for members in providing pro bono legal assistance, in turn improving the outcome for clients and the courts.
A panel of speakers from the County Court and Victorian Bar will discuss the practical operation of the new referral scheme.
William Wainwright is a forensic psychologist with 18 years’ experience working with many government and non-government organizations. William has worked in-depth in the sexual offending field with adults, juveniles and clients with intellectual disabilities. He has acted as an expert in court on numerous occasions and consulted and trained with a variety of audiences, including the police, judges, lawyers, DHHS workers, child protection workers corrections workers and prison officers.
In this session William discusses:
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