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Equality Before the Law Bench Book Update 13 published

Section 11 — Older people A new section on Older people is published with this update. Older people are an extremely diverse group, as this term can...

Local Court Bench Book Update 131 published

Update 131 of the Local Court Bench Book includes amendments to the following chapters: Specific Penalties and Orders Children's Court. The Children's Court "Criminal jurisdiction" section...

Sentencing Bench Book Update 43 published

The following chapters have been amended in Sentencing Bench Book Update 43: Setting terms of imprisonment Appendix A: Pt 4 Div 1A Table -...

Civil Trials Bench Book Update 38 published

The Procedure generally chapter has been revised to incorporate the following changes:  Preliminary discovery to assess prospects has been updated following O’Connor v O’Connor  NSWCA 214, where it...

Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book Update 60 published

Numerous cases throughout the Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book have been updated with their authorised citations. In addition, the following commentary and directions have...

Local Court Bench Book Update 130 published

Update 130 of the Local Court Bench Book includes Specific penalties and orders Bail Small Claims Evidence from vulnerable persons Local Court Practice Notes

Children’s Court Resource Handbook Update 9 published

Update 9 of the Children's Court Resource Handbook includes: Care and protection matters - important cases Criminal matters - practice and procedure Criminal matters...

Sexual Assault Trials Handbook Update 23 published

Update 23 of the Sexual Assault Trials Handbook includes: Meaning of “consent” Following the commencement of the relevant provisions of the Criminal Legislation Amendment (Child Sexual Abuse)...

Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book Update 59 published

Numerous cases throughout the Criminal Trial Courts Bench Book have been updated with their authorised citations. In addition, the following commentary and directions have been updated: ...

Sexual Assault Trials Handbook Update 22 published

Update 22 of the Sexual Assault Trials Handbook includes: Offences Table 1 which details sexual offences against adults and child victims, and Table 2, other...