Observations from The Eastman Inquiry
Ms Chapman SC will be addressing the murder of Colin Winchester in 1989, the conviction of David Eastman in 1995, the granting of an inquiry into the conviction in 2012, the role of counsel assisting in an inquiry, the investigation of forensic evidence some 20 years on and the notion of a miscarriage of justice and the proviso.
Ms Liesl Chapman SC (Len King Chambers) – Curriculum Vitae
Liesl appears as counsel for trials, appeals and other hearings in South Australian and interstate courts.
Liesl has worked primarily as prosecuting or defence counsel in the criminal jurisdiction over the last 17 years for State and Commonwealth offences.
She has also appeared as counsel in other jurisdictions including the health practitioners disciplinary tribunals.
She was Counsel Assisting the Mullighan Inquiry into the deaths and sexual abuse of children in State care (SA).
She was Senior Counsel Assisting the Eastman Inquiry (ACT) from 2012 to 2014.She has a particular interest and experience in expert evidence including all forensic sciences (eg DNA, gunshot residue), HIV phylogenetics, explosions, accident reconstruction and forensic accounting.
She is an appointed member of the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal and a member of the Sentencing Advisory Council and the ANZFSS (Australian and NZ Forensic Science Society).
Date:Thursday, 9 April 2015
Time: 5.15pm for 5.30pm start
Refreshments: Wine and cheese to be served
Venue: Level 1, Moot Court, Ligertwood Building, Adelaide Law School
Parking: Parking is available on Victoria Drive along the River Torrens. Free from 6pm.
Cost: Standard ticket $50, Adelaide Law School students $25 and Adelaide GDLP Students FREE