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These resources are provided for general information only. They are not intended to provide full reports of the matters addressed or to constitute legal advice by the Crown Solicitor. Information is current as at original publication date.

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Legal alerts, presentations and papers

Legal alerts, presentations and papers are available below, sorted by area of law:

General

COVID-19 LEGISLATION: NEW REGULATION PROVIDES FOR WITNESSING COURT DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING AFFIDAVITS, BY AUDIO VISUAL LINK (LEGAL ALERT) – Read online
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Author:  Naomi Malhotra, Johanna Geddes
Publication date: 23 April 2020

COVID-19 LEGISLATION: SIGNING COURT DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING AFFIDAVITS, DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (LEGAL ALERT) – Read online
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Author:  Naomi Malhotra, Johanna Geddes
Publication date: 8 April 2020


Administrative Law

COVID-19 LEGISLATION: AMENDMENTS TO THE INTERPRETATION ACT 1987 TO ALLOW MODIFICATION OF STATUTORY TIME PERIODS (LEGAL ALERT) Read online
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Author:
  John McDonnell

Publication date: 15 May 2020

PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS: RESTRICTIONS ON GATHERING AND MOVEMENT AND MANDATORY QUARANTINE AT DESIGNATED FACILITIES (LEGAL ALERT) – Read online
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Authors:
  Katrina Sanders, John McDonnell

Publication date: 31 March 2020


Commercial Law

​COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS: FURTHER REFORMS TO FACILITATE THE CREATION AND SIGNING OF DOCUMENTS ELECTRONICALLY (LEGAL ALERT) Read online
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Authors:  Amalia Stanizzo, Felicity Shaw
Publication date: 21 May 2020

​COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS: FORCE MAJEURE AND COVID-19 (LEGAL ALERT) Read online
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Authors:  Amalia Stanizzo, Felicity Shaw, Michael Granziera, Karen Ferris
Publication date: 31 March 2020

​COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS: SIGNING DOCUMENTS REMOTELY AND REFORMS TO FACILITATE DOCUMENT EXECUTION UNDER SPECIFIED ACTS (LEGAL ALERT) Read online
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Authors:  Karen Ferris, Felicity Shaw
Publication date: 25 March 2020

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR ADVISORS (SEMINAR)
  • Drafting for government agencies - Amalia Stanizzo
  • Practical tips for statutory interpretation - Michael Granziera
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Conference date: 13 March 2020

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING AND COMPULSORY ACQUISITIONS (SEMINAR)
  • Government contracting in a procurement context - Felicity Shaw
  • Public finance and government contracting - Michael Granziera
  • Digging deep with underground acquisitions - Jodi Denehy and James Innes
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Conference date: 13 March 2020

GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT: NEW ENFORCEABLE PROCUREMENT PROVISIONS TO REGULATE NSW GOVERNMENT AGENCY PROCUREMENT (LEGAL ALERT)  Read online
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Authors:  Karen Ferris, Felicity Shaw
Publication date: 23 September 2019


Community Law

PUBLIC INTEREST IMMUNITY (FACT SHEET) – Read online
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Authors: Anthea Tomlin, Penny Csenderits

Publication date: 25 August 2020

CHARITABLE TRUSTS: NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE & BRIGADES DONATIONS FUND
(LEGAL ALERT) Read online

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Authors: Alison Walsh, Penny Csenderits

Publication date: 26 May 2020

Criminal Law

MIND YOUR MENS REA! WHEN IS STATE OF MIND RELEVANT IN CRIMES OF STRICT LIABILITY?
(CHAHOUD V PENRITH CITY COUNCIL [2020] NSWLEC 167) (INSIGHT) – Read online 
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Authors:  Sarah-jane Morris, Gillian Buchan, Katrina Frearson

Publication date: 18 December 2020

THROUGH MUDDY WATERS: CLARITY ON THE QUESTION OF DUPLICITY IN CHARGING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL OFFENCES (KIANGATHA HOLDINGS PTY LTD V WATER NSW [2020] NSWCCA 263) (INSIGHT) – Read online 
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Authors:  Sarah-jane Morris, Kathryn McCallum, Natalie Czapski

Publication date: 26 October 2020

YOU CAN'T ASK THAT! SUBMITTING QUESTIONS OF LAW TO THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEAL UNDER S.5AE OF THE CRIMINAL APPEAL ACT 1912 (ORR V COBAR MANAGEMENT PTY LIMITED [2020] NSWCCA 220) 
(INSIGHT) – Read online 
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Authors:  Sarah-jane Morris, Sarah Ienna, Nicholas Geason

Publication date: 7 September 2020

I DID IT, BUT...": A PROSECUTOR'S OBLIGATION TO TENDER MIXED STATEMENTS (NGUYEN V THE QUEEN [2020] HCA 23) (INSIGHT) – Read online 
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Author:  Sarah-jane Morris

Publication date: 3 July 2020

SENTENCING IN THE LOCAL COURT (SEMINAR)
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Author: Brett Thomson, Cameron Gardiner, Sophie Williams
Seminar date: 16 October 2019

APPLICATIONS FOR SERIOUS CRIME PREVENTION ORDERS (SEMINAR PAPER)
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Author: Brett Thomson
Publication date: 17 October 2018

CRIMINAL LAW (SEMINAR)
  • Recent developments in appellate criminal cases - Catherine Follent
  • High risk offenders - public protection and personal rehabilitation - Brett Thomson
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Seminar date: 26 April 2017

"IN CASE YOU MISSED IT" - SIGNIFICANT RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CRIMINAL CASE LAW (SEMINAR PAPER)
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Authors: Catherine Follent, Ann Bonnor

Publication date: 26 April 2017


Employment Law & Industrial Relations

EMPLOYMENT LAW: AMENDMENTS TO THE GOVERNMENT SECTOR EMPLOYMENT (GENERAL) RULES 2014 IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (LEGAL ALERT)  Read online
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Author: Marina Rizzo

Publication date: 31 March 2020


Inquests & Inquiries

INQUESTS AND PROSECUTIONS: COMPELLING AN EMPLOYEE TO GIVE EVIDENCE IN AN INQUEST WHEN THEIR EMPLOYER IS SUBJECT TO A RELATED CRIMINAL PROSECUTION (CASE NOTE) - Read online
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Authors: Alana McCarthy, Naomi Malhotra

Publication date: 25 June 2020

A HYPOTHETICAL INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF JO JACKSON (SEMINAR PAPER)
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Author: N/A

Publication date: 25 October 2017


Property & Native Title

PROPERTY: COVID-19 LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (EMERGENCY MEASURES) ACT 2020 (LEGAL ALERT)  Read online
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Authors: Jodi Denehy, Martin Hill

Publication date: 26 March 2020

DIGGING DEEP WITH UNDERGROUND ACQUISITIONS (SEMINAR)
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Speakers: Jodi Denehy, James Innes
Conference date: 13 March 2020

SIGNIFICANT HIGH COURT NATIVE TITLE COMPENSATION DECISION: WHAT TIMBER CREEK MEANS FOR NSW GOVERNMENT PROJECTS (LEGAL ALERT)  Read online
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Authors: Jodi Denehy, Janet Moss, Martin Hill

Publication date: 15 March 2019

PROPERTY & NATIVE TITLE 2019 (SEMINAR)
  • Things you need to know about Aboriginal land and native title - Louise Darcy
  • Things you need to know about compulsory acquisition procedures - Paul Rankins
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Seminar date: 13 March 2019

GETTING IT RIGHT BEFORE THE DEAL IS DONE (SEMINAR PAPER)
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Author: Paul Rankins

Publication date: 13 March 2019

​COMPULSORY ACQUISITIONS: THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ABORIGINAL LAND CLAIMS AND NATIVE TITLE (SEMINAR PAPER)
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Author: Louise Darcy

Publication date: 13 March 2019

Torts

​NSW HEALTH SECTOR: COVID-19 LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (EMERGENCY MEASURES - MISCELLANEOUS) BILL 2020 (NSW) (LEGAL ALERT)  Read online 
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Authors:  Cheryl Drummy, Fiona Read

Publication date: 19 May 2020