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Civil Trials Bench Book Update 56 published
Civil Trials Bench Book Update 56 published
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14 Jun 2024

Civil Trials Bench Book Update 56 published

[1-0000] Disqualification for bias At [1-0040] Circumstances arising outside the hearing calling for consideration Mohareb v NSW (No 2) [2024] NSWCA 69 has been added as an example of a claim for apprehended bias where the judges had previously made an...
Children’s Court of NSW Resource Handbook Update 19 published
Children’s Court of NSW Resource Handbook Update 19 published
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5 Jun 2024

Children’s Court of NSW Resource Handbook Update 19 published

Care and protection matters Overview at [2-1000]ff has been revised and updated. Care tree at [2-2000]ff has been revised and updated by Magistrate Hayes. Important cases have been updated, with new cases included in the following areas: Care and...
Sentencing Bench Book Update 58 published
Sentencing Bench Book Update 58 published
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29 May 2024

Sentencing Bench Book Update 58 published

Update 58 amends the Bench Book to update and revise various chapters, and incorporate recent case law and legislative developments. The following chapters have been revised: Intensive correction orders (ICOs) [3-632] Mandatory considerations when determining whether to impose...
Sexual Assault Trials Handbook Update 42 published
Sexual Assault Trials Handbook Update 42 published
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23 Apr 2024

Sexual Assault Trials Handbook Update 42 published

[6-000] Recent sexual assault law on JIRS The following recent cases have been added: Evidence GN v R [2024] NSWCCA 39 — Evidence — Criminal Procedure Act 1986, s 293 (now s 294CB) — evidence of prior sexual experience — sexual...
Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book Update 76 published
Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book Update 76 published
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22 Apr 2024

Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book Update 76 published

Updated to incorporate recent case law and legislative developments. The following chapters have been revised: Causation [2-305] Causation generally to add a reference to Baker v R [2023] NSWCCA 262 which held that causation can be established...
Sentencing Bench Book Update 57 published
Sentencing Bench Book Update 57 published
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21 Mar 2024

Sentencing Bench Book Update 57 published

Updated to revise various chapters, and incorporate recent case law and legislative developments. The following chapters have been revised: Coercive control The Domestic violence offences chapter has been amended as follows: [63-505] Statutory framework to...
Civil Trials Bench Book Update 55 published
Civil Trials Bench Book Update 55 published
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12 Mar 2024

Civil Trials Bench Book Update 55 published

[2-0200] Adjournment A cross-reference to [2-2690] Other grounds on which proceedings may be stayed has been made at [2-0280] Concurrent civil and criminal proceedings. [2-2600] Stay of pending proceedings At...
Local Court Bench Book Update 151 published
Local Court Bench Book Update 151 published
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11 Mar 2024

Local Court Bench Book Update 151 published

Updated to incorporate recent case law and legislative developments. New chapter "Domestic violence offences" added, existing chapters have been revised.
Children’s Court of NSW Resource Handbook Update 18 published
Children’s Court of NSW Resource Handbook Update 18 published
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19 Feb 2024

Children’s Court of NSW Resource Handbook Update 18 published

Care and protection matters Principles and jurisdiction Commentary in Overview at [2-1000]ff updated to reflect commencement of remaining provisions of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment (Family is Culture) Act 2022 on 15 November 2023...
Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book Update 75 published
Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book Update 75 published
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15 Dec 2023

Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book Update 75 published

Update 75 amends the Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book to incorporate recent case law and legislative developments. The following chapters have been revised or added: Pre-recorded evidence in child sexual offence proceedings The chapter at [5-400]ff has been extensively revised...
Local Court Bench Book Update 150 published
Local Court Bench Book Update 150 published
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13 Dec 2023

Local Court Bench Book Update 150 published

Specific penalties and orders has been updated to incorporate: Crimes Act 1900 amendments: (a) Criminal Legislation Amendment (Knife Crimes) Act 2023 to include new offences ss 93IB (Custody of knives in public places or schools) and 93IC (Using or carrying knives in...
Civil Trials Bench Book Update 54 published
Civil Trials Bench Book Update 54 published
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1 Dec 2023

Civil Trials Bench Book Update 54 published

[2-1200] Change of venue At [2-1210] Transfer of proceedings between courts, the cases Thermasorb Pty Ltd v Rockdale Beef Pty Ltd [2005] NSWSC 361 and Li v Wang [2022] NSWSC 653 have been added as examples of where proceedings may be transferred from the...
Sexual Assault Trials Handbook Update 41 published
Sexual Assault Trials Handbook Update 41 published
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27 Nov 2023

Sexual Assault Trials Handbook Update 41 published

[6-000] Recent sexual assault law on JIRS The following recent cases have been added: Evidence LF v R [2023] NSWCCA 232 — Criminal Procedure Act 1986, ss 306U, 306Y — child sexual offences — child witness’ evidence in chief recorded in police interview — application to exclude...
Sentencing Bench Book Update 56 published
Sentencing Bench Book Update 56 published
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27 Nov 2023

Sentencing Bench Book Update 56 published

Update 56 amends the Bench Book to update and revise various chapters, and incorporate recent case law and legislative developments. The following chapters have been revised: Intensive correction orders (ICOs) (alternative to full-time imprisonment) [3-660] Pronouncement...