Bail Applications in Focus

When the consequences of a misstep in a bail application could result in undue stress for your client – don’t take the risk. Ensure you’re up to date with the latest knowledge and procedural know-how. Breakdown key pain points in the application process, from bail after being charged to extradition and understand how best to provide a comprehensive and well-supported argument for your client.

Friday, 23 August 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $91

Attend and earn 1 CPD hour

1.30pm to 2.30pm Bail Applications in Focus

Get your bail applications right. Ensure that you are up to date with all the essential bail applications, both the law and processes which are crucial for all criminal lawyers. Gain crucial knowledge as you explore:

  • Bail after being charged
  • Bail after committal
  • Bail pending sentence
  • Bail pending appeal
  • Extradition bail
  • Bail following a charge of murder
  • Bail for ‘scheduled’ offences

Presented by Lynne Mathieson, Barrister, Gold Legal

Learning Objective:
  • Understand the bail application process and different bail scenarios

Richard Marchant, Barrister, Regent Chambers


Lynne Mathieson, Barrister, Gold Legal
Lynne Mathieson has worked within the Criminal Justice sector for over 25 years. Lynne joined the Police in 1996 and served as a frontline officer in rural areas such as New Plymouth, Tokoroa, Mangakino, and Paeroa. She then made her way to South Auckland where she was promoted to Sergeant and spent time as a Prosecutor in both the Otahuhu and Manukau District Courts. Eventually, she went back on the streets where she was promoted to the rank of Senior Sergeant. Her last sworn role was as Senior Sergeant in charge of the Otara station. In order to juggle family commitments better, she left as a sworn officer and took up various Police non-sworn contract roles within the Counties Manukau District. These included setting up the Investigative Support Unit (ISU), managing the Counties Manukau South, Criminal Justice Support Unit (CJSU), and conducting reviews and training at various levels of the organization. She graduated from AUT law school in 2016 and worked again as a Police prosecutor in Manukau, Papakura, and Pukekohe. She swapped to the Defence in January 2023 when she took up a Senior Solicitor role with Gold Legal Ltd. During her session, she aims to pass on practical advice regarding navigating the lead up to trial, while also prompting thought and discussion regarding the challenges facing both Prosecution and Defence within the Criminal Justice environment.

Richard Marchant, Barrister, Regent Chambers
Richard typically appears in the District and High Courts on a range of criminal litigation. He has extensive experience in prosecuting regulatory cases. Also appearing as defence counsel and as Amicus (appointed by the Court to assist the trial Judge). He has a particular expertise in criminal jury trials, disciplinary proceedings and coronial inquests. He was formally a partner at the Crown Solicitor's office in Auckland for 20 years. During his last five years at the firm he was Chairman of the firm's board. He has prosecuted over 25 homicide trials as lead counsel and assisted in the prosecution of Q v Chris Kahui and Q v Anthonie Ronnie Dixon. He continues to prosecute serious crime as a panel member for two Crown Solicitor's offices. Since leaving Meredith Connell he has been appointed by the Governor General as a Commissioner of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission. The Commission’s Genesis arose out of the Erebus Inquiry. Its purpose is to investigate serious accidents and incidents in order to make recommendations to ensure transport safety. The Commission is the only ongoing commission of inquiry in the country’s history.

This seminar is part of a series

Criminal Law: In Focus Over Lunch

Join these five comprehensive, one-hour sessions available online or on-demand. They are designed to fit seamlessly into your busy schedule, allowing you to enhance your practice over lunch. Ensure ethical compliance and refine your professional skills with updates and practical guidance on the very latest on bail applications, sentencing, evidence, parole, proceeds of crime, and name suppression. Excel in your practice with this essential knowledge.


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Bail Applications in Focus


Single Session
Friday, 23 August 2024
1.30pm to 2.30pm New Zealand
CPD Hours 1
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $91
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