This is a pre-hearing in the Local Court to see if a serious offence should actually go to trial in the District or Supreme Court.
Many practitioners don’t properly assess whether or not application for witnesses to be cross-examined at committal should be made.
Our principal lawyer Mr Boyden is an expert in committals and has successfully had cases withdrawn by the prosecution or charges downgraded substantially as a result of carefully contested committal hearings.
He has written a comprehensive paper on the topic delivered to other lawyers. Read it here
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