By Lawyers have added over 50 new criminal precedents to the matter plans in our Criminal guides for all jurisdictions. These practical and helpful new precedents will save practitioners time and make matter management easier.
The new criminal precedents cover many of the tasks required when acting for a defendant in criminal proceedings, from arrest, attendance at the police station and bail, to court attendance, sentencing and appeals.
As part of this significant enhancement to our Criminal guides, we have introduced a new type of precedent which is particularly useful for criminal practitioners – Attendance notes. Attendance note precedents are pre-drafted, detailed file notes which both record work usually performed on a matter and act as a reminder of the necessary components of various common tasks.
An extensive selection of new precedent letters have also been added to the appropriate folders in the Criminal matter plans. These letters are designed to assist practitioners:
- arrange bail for their clients;
- seek disclosure from the prosecution;
- gather evidence from the client and their witnesses;
- arrange for witnesses to attend court;
- advise clients on their plea; and
- inform clients of sentencing outcomes.
By Lawyers are always working to improve and expand our content. These new precedents increase the value of our criminal guides for practitioners who advise and represent clients in criminal matters in all states of Australia.