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Reforms to South Australian criminal law have been proposed in a new report on the issue of provocation. The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide, has now finalised stage 1 of a two-stage report into provocation. The current law in South Australia allows the partial defence of provocation, which […]
The Evidence (Records and Documents) Act 2015 (SA) came into effect on 4 April 2016. The Act updates South Australia’s law for the use of electronic messages and records. The Act originated with a request from the South Australian Attorney-General, the Hon John Rau MP, to the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute based at […]
Summary On 4 March 2015, LLU Director, David Caruso, and LLU Secretary, Charlotte Thomas, were invited to the re-launch of the South Australian Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators hosted by the University of Adelaide Law School. The Litigation Law Unit provided logistical support to the launch including facilitating the recording of the keynote […]
The Litigation Law Unit is partnering with the Adelaide Law School Clinical Legal Education Program in two major projects in 2015. The Clinical Legal Education program places final year law students for one semester in two free legal advice clinics run by the Law School, and other community legal services. This year students in the […]
Date: November 2014 Summary This Specialist Conference focuses on the introduction and development of Evidence Codes in emerging and developing legal systems in China and Africa and the work and role of foreigners in this process. LLU Director, David Caruso, is invited to moderate a Panel within the Conference concerning “Working in Foreign Lands”. The […]
Date: November 2014 Summary LLU Director, David Caruso, is invited to present at the Judicial Development Conference of the Higher Courts of South Australia. The presentation will concern “Reforms and Future Directions for Criminal Law in South Australia”. The presentation will be Chaired by His Honour Judge G. Barrett. Team The Conference is convened and […]
Date: October 2014 Summary LLU Director, David Caruso, is invited to present a half-day session at the Annual Conference of the Magistracy of South Australia. David will be assisted by Charlotte Thomas. The session will concern “Developments and Updates in Criminal Law” and particularly focus on: Discreditable Conduct Firearms Offences Suspended Sentences Team The Conference […]
Date: September 2014 Summary LLU Advisory Board member, Ms Liesl Chapman SC, and Director, David Caruso, collaborated with the organisers of the 22nd Australia and New Zealand Forensic Science Society International Symposium on Forensic Sciences to accommodate the attendance of 50 Adelaide Law School undergraduates, studying expert evidence in South Australian and Federal law, at […]
Date: July 2014 Summary LLU Advisory Board member, Emeritus Fellow Andrew Ligertwood, and Director, David Caruso, were invited to present at this Workshop. Ligertwood presented on “Forensic Science Expressions and Legal Proof”; Caruso presented on “The Admissibility and Use of Forensic Science Evidence in Australian Courts” The Workshop was convened under the auspices of the […]
Dates: Delhi, January 2015 and Adelaide, February 2015 Summary The 2nd AIALC builds on the success of the inaugural conference and continues the collaboration and associations developed by the inaugural conference between legal practitioners and academics in India, New Delhi, and Australia, South Australia. The 2nd AIALC Program has been extended to include greater focus […]