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Practice and Procedure

New order: CCO vs. CBO

The new community corrections, effective as of Monday 16th January 2012, replace all current community-based orders, so what does this mean for the defence lawyer? Having just handled a matter of breach of CBO today, I can attest these are...

DNA – The defence approach

DNA – The defence approach

Guest blog post by John Desmond, barrister. The first item on the agenda for competent criminal defence lawyers faced with DNA evidence that inculpates and appears probative is to do your homework or ‘due diligence”. A competent lawyer can only...