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Advocacy in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal

2022-23 Criminal Law CPD Series:

Advocacy in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal

Professional Skills
CPD Points: 1.5


Appearing in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal can be an intimidating prospect. Seeking leave, applications brought out of time, questions of law, questions of fact, mixed questions: senior criminal law barrister John Stratton SC will consider these issues and offer best-practice tips developed over the course of his career. Mr Stratton will speak about topics like the length of oral submissions, preparing written submissions, how to address a bench comprising three judges of the Supreme Court of NSW, and briefing counsel in Court of Criminal Appeal appeals. This presentation will assist legal practitioners considering a career at the NSW Bar, barristers working towards a career in appellate jurisdictions, and solicitors who brief barristers.


John Stratton was admitted as a solicitor in 1981. He worked at Legal Aid and for a number of private firms. In 1991 he was admitted as a barrister. During his time at the Bar, he has mainly practised in criminal jury trials and appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeal. In 1997 he was appointed a Public Defender. In 2003 he was appointed Senior Counsel. In 2005 he was appointed Deputy Senior Public Defender. He returned to the private Bar in 2013.


Full series (7 webinars) = $300
Individual webinar(s) = $50

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This webinar will be released on 9 February 2023.

You will receive a webinar link on this date, and can also register at a later date to catch up in your own time. 

About the series

The 2022-23 Criminal Law CPD series, presented by the Sydney Institute of Criminology is an innovative educational program made up of 7 recorded webinars delivered by eminent speakers from the University of Sydney and the legal profession.

A new webinar will be released each month from September 2022 – March 2023. Quizzes will be included to test your comprehension of the material being discussed.

Register now for the full series or individual webinars and enjoy the flexibility of watching at your own pace from any location at any time.

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Program Schedule
Title Presenter CPD area Recording release date
1. Should Deceptive Sex Always Be Rape? Dr Andrew Dyer Substantive Law Thursday, 29 September 2022
2. The Role of the Crown Prosecutor in NSW Mr Brett Hatfield Practice Management and Business Skills, Ethics and professional responsibility Thursday, 20 October 2022
3. The Reliability and Credibility of Eyewitnesses Associate Professor Helen Paterson Substantive Law Thursday, 24 November 2022
4. Ethical Practice for Junior Criminal Law Barristers Ms Talitha Hennessy Ethics and professional responsibility Thursday, 15 December 2022
5. Myths, Misconceptions and Mixed Messages: An Early Look at the New Tendency and Coincidence Evidence Provisions Professor David Hamer Substantive Law Thursday, 19 January 2023
6. Advocacy in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal John Stratton SC Professional Skills Thursday, 9 February 2023
7. The Work of the Mental Health Review Tribunal Judge Paul Lakatos SC Professional Skills Thursday, 9 March 2023

Information for lawyers and barristers
If this educational activity is relevant to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim 1.5 MCLE/CPD points per seminar attended or 10.5 units for the full series. Practitioners are advised to check with the CPD governing body in their jurisdiction for the most accurate and up-to-date information. Find out about interstate accreditation.

For further enquiries: T +61 2 9351 0248

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Feb 09 2023

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