1 CHAIR The Hon Justice Simon France, High Court, Wellington Justice Simon France graduated LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland and undertook overseas study (LLM Queen s University, Canada). In 1984 Justice France joined the Law School at Victoria University of Wellington where he taught and wrote in the areas of criminal law, administrative law and the law of evidence. In 1995 he moved to the Crown Law Office where he specialised as an appellate advocate in criminal cases, before becoming team leader of the Human Rights team. Justice France was appointed to the High Court in January 2005 and is based in Wellington. SPEAKERS The Hon Justice Terence Arnold, Supreme Court, Wellington Having taught at law schools in Canada and New Zealand, Justice Arnold joined Chapman Tripp in 1982 and was a partner from In 2000 he became Solicitor-General and in 2006 was appointed to the Court of Appeal. Justice Arnold has taught, written and presented seminars in a variety of areas and has been active in the development of skills-based training for litigators. Ross Burns, Barrister, Auckland Ross has had over 30 years experience as a litigator, principally in the field of crime. After eight years at the defence bar in New Zealand he had five years practising as a barrister in England where he both prosecuted and defended. Ross has appeared in all courts including the Supreme Court and Privy Council. He recently retired from the Crown to pursue other interests including the upcoming defence of Mark Lundy and the creation of a service offering witness familiarisation. His Hon Judge Bruce Davidson, District Court, Wellington Prior to his appointment to the District Court bench in 2003, Judge Davidson was in private practice as a defence lawyer for 25 years in Wellington. He is the liaison judge for jury trials in Wellington, is convener of the judicial District Courts Trial Committee and is a member of the Rules Committee Criminal Procedure Rules subcommittee. Kate Feltham, Luke Cunningham & Clere, Wellington As an experienced Senior Crown Prosecutor, Kate undertakes a wide variety of criminal prosecutions and professional disciplinary work. She prosecutes primarily for the Crown and various government organisations. Kate also appears before specialist tribunals and disciplinary bodies. She is a faculty member of the NZLS CLE Litigation Skills programme.
2 SPEAKERS Dr Chris Gallavin, University of Canterbury, Christchurch Chris has an LLB (first class hons) from the University of Canterbury and a PhD from the University of Hull, England. He has published widely in the area of domestic and international criminal law and evidence, and is a leading public commentator in the area of criminal justice. David Howden, National Specialist Adviser Unit, Wellington David is the manager of the National Specialist Adviser unit working under the Legal Services Commissioner at the Ministry of Justice. He was previously in private practice in Wellington and has been involved in legal aid committees through NZLS from 1988, including a period as chair of the Wellington District Legal Aid Committee. Lynn Hughes, Public Defence Service, Manukau Lynn is the Deputy Public Defender of the Manukau branch of the Public Defence Service. She has specialised in criminal defence work since 2004, and prior to that worked in general litigation. Lynn has been a faculty member of various NZLS CLE courses. She is also an author for Abbot &Thompson District Courts Practice - Criminal. David Johnstone, Mereditch Connell, Auckland David is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer. His focus in recent years has been upon criminal prosecution, appeals and judicial review in the criminal justice arena. David s particular specialty is organised (profit-motivated) crime, including drug and gang-related crime, corruption, immigration and benefit fraud, and actions to recover criminal proceeds. Jonathan Krebs, Barrister, Napier Jonathan practises in a mixture of criminal and civil litigation having been admitted for 27 years. He is the immediate past President of the Hawke s Bay Branch of the NZLS and Convenor of the NZLS Criminal Law Committee. Jonathan was a member of the Criminal Procedure Rules subcommittee. He has presented at a number of NZLS CLE seminars and in 2012 was Director of its Litigation Skills programme at Lincoln.
3 SPEAKERS The Hon Justice Graham Lang, High Court, Auckland Justice Lang was appointed Crown Solicitor at Napier in 1995 and held that position until 2002, when he was appointed as an Associate Judge of the High Court of New Zealand. He was appointed as a Judge in the High Court in August Justice Lang is currently the Chair of both the New Zealand Criminal Practice Committee and the Criminal Bench Book Committee. Dr Anna Sandiford, The Forensic Group, Auckland Anna is a forensic scientist, expert witness and an expert on experts, both nationally and internationally. She has been involved in forensic science for 16 years, here and overseas, and along with daily casework has been involved in some of New Zealand s largest historical case reviews including Bain, Lundy and Pora/ Burdett/Rewa. Christopher Stevenson, Barrister, Wellington Christopher is an experienced defence lawyer at trial and appellate level. He was counsel for one of the Urewera 4, and was recently counsel for two teenagers (R v D Smith & R v Te Wini) who had their murder convictions quashed by the Court of Appeal (one of whom was acquitted of murder at his retrial). Christopher is also counsel in a case currently before the Supreme Court regarding party liability jury instructions in multi-accused murder trials (judgment reserved). He is a longstanding international member of the American defence lawyers association.
5 CONTENTS In session order Session 1: Evidence Act Update Update on Evidence... 1 The Hon Justice Terence Arnold and Dr Chris Gallavin Session 2: Expert Evidence A Practitioner s Guide to Expert Witnesses Ross Burns Expert Witnesses for Criminal Legal Aid Cases required criteria David Howden Expert Opinion Evidence Jonathan Krebs Working with Experts Dr Anna Sandiford Session 3: Sentencing The Prominence of Sentencing Indications His Hon Judge Bruce Davidson Practical Guidance in Sentencing Kate Feltham Sentencing Under the Three Strikes Laws: the New Zealand experience to date Lynn Hughes Session 4: Criminal Practice Potpourri Trying Youths David Johnstone (Presenter), The Hon Justice Graham Lang (Presenter) and Christopher Stevenson (Author & Presenter)
7 CONTENTS Alphabetical by author/presenter Author Title Page Arnold The Hon Justice Terence Evidence Act Update Joint paper with Dr Chris Gallavin 1 Burns Ross Expert Evidence 33 Davidson His Hon Judge Bruce Sentencing 55 Feltham Kate Sentencing 65 Gallavin Dr Chris Evidence Act Update Joint paper with The Hon Justice Terence Arnold 1 Howden David Expert Evidence 37 Hughes Lynn Sentencing 87 Johnstone David Criminal Practice Potpourri Paper written by Christopher Stevenson 109 Krebs Jonathan Expert Evidence 41 Lang The Hon Justice Graham Criminal Practice Potpourri Paper written by Christopher Stevenson 109 Sandiford Dr Anna Expert Evidence 49 Stevenson Christopher Criminal Practice Potpourri 109
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