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Jerome Chan Memorial Lecture 2015

The talk is intended as a constructive reflection on a variety of aspects of criminal justice in this jurisdiction: whether criminal justice may be delivered more efficiently and cost effectively without adversely affecting the imperative of a fair trial; the need for skilled case management by judges and magistrates; the duties of practitioners actively to assist the courts in that objective; the possibility of reform along the lines of the 2013 Criminal Procedure Rule of England; whether mitigation advocacy is amenable to improvement; the approach to criminal appeals; the effect of sentencing guidelines; and the importance of judicial training.  FULL DETAILS