Criminal Practice and Procedure NSW

Practice area: Criminal law

Jurisdiction: New South Wales (and Commonwealth)

Description: Criminal Practice and Procedure NSW is an indispensable tool for criminal law practitioners across the State. Authored by the Hon Roderick Howie QC, former judge of the Supreme Court of NSW, and the Hon Peter Johnson, a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW. Typically commentary and annotation updates occur at least every two months and include discussion of numerous recent cases. Online and Lexis Red publishing occurs (on average) at least twice a month and during periods of rapid legislative change occurs several times a month. Content consists of, for the most part, annotated legislation. It includes over 140 Acts/Regulations, with the most important of these being comprehensively annotated by Howie and Johnson. The topic areas with the densest amount of annotations to legislation include Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Appeal and Review, Sentencing, Crimes Act, Bail, Drugs, Summary Offences, Firearms and Weapons, Children, Mental Health and Investigation. There are a few commentary only topic areas – they being Proceedings before Magistrates, Criminal Responsibility and Trial Procedure. There is also a solid commentary only introduction to sentencing law behind the start of the sentencing material. A subscription to Criminal Law News (Crim LN) is included with a subscription to Criminal Practice and Procedure NSW, authored by the Hon Justice Robert Allan Hulme, a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW and Peter Berman SC, a former judge of the District Court of NSW. Criminal Law News publishes 11 times a year; it includes summaries of important and recently handed down case law pertinent to criminal law in NSW.

General Information
Publication category Analytical subscription service – annual
Formats available Online, digital via Lexis Red, hardcopy looseleaf
Key content Commentary, annotations and legislation
Authors Justice Peter Johnson and Rod Howie QC
Additional Information
Related resourcesAustralian Criminal Trial Directions, Sentencing Law NSW, Federal Criminal Law, Cross on Evidence, Australian Uniform Evidence and ABC of Evidence.
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