Making the Evidence Work

Course Info


CPD Points 1.5

  • C2: Professional Skills (1.5)

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Making the Evidence Work

The Law Society of Western Australia is the professional association for Western Australian barristers and solicitors


Course Summary

Published February 2014. Reviewed August 2021 (next review due February 2022)

This seminar contains an up-to-date discussion of:

  • the use of character evidence in criminal trials; and
  • cross examination and the law of prior inconsistent statements.

Course Details

This seminar is a must for criminal law practitioners, both junior and experienced.

Complete this seminar to gain a sound understanding of:

  • when character evidence can be introduced;
  • recent and leading cases and legislation about character evidence;
  • advice from an experienced criminal lawyer about using good and bad character evidence;
  • case law regarding prior inconsistent statements;
  • advance cross examination techniques; and
  • advice from an experienced criminal lawyer for circumstances when you need to undertake cross examination of a witness where there have been no prior inconsistent statements.