Plea in the Magistrates Court (2021)
In this session Tom Moore will discuss some effective techniques of conducting a Summary Crime matter in the Magistrates Court
- Techniques of dealing with client
- Methods of approach to police and prosecutors
- Differences in approach of a plea and a defended matter
- How to deal with witnesses in a Plea
- How to deal with witnesses in a defended matter
- General Principles for a solicitor advocate in presenting a plea
CASE: Slater v Williamson
About Your Speaker: Tom Moore, Barrister
Tom Moore has been a practicing Victorian solicitor for over 30 years during which time he has practised extensively in the Magistrates Court jurisdiction conducting cases for clients as both solicitor and advocate in the court hearings.
Tom has dealt with clients in criminal matters in both defended matters and in making pleas for clients in uncontested matters.
Tom has also represented clients in contested civil actions in the Magistrates Court.
Although his main interest has been acting as an advocate in the Magistrates Court Jurisdiction, Tom throughout his legal career has had a wide range of legal experience, conducting a range of civil actions, such as tort and contract, in both the County Court and Supreme Court.
Tom has also practiced extensively as a family law solicitor.
More recently Tom has confined his legal practice to acting as a locum solicitor although he continues to hold a full practicing certificate.
Tom as a locum has managed a law practice on behalf of the Law Institute of Victoria, has acted for Victorian Legal Aid as a general practitioner and duty solicitor in the Magistrates Court, and has acted for several Victorian Legal Practices handling a variety of files.
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