Abuse of Process and Stay Applications in Criminal Proceedings

Date uploaded:
27 Mar 2023
The fourth 2023 Foley's February session is presented by Ruth Champion and Natalie Simpson. This episode is covers what an abuse of process is and how courts can prevent them. Ruth and Natalie give tips on making permanent stay applications, and appeals and recent cases in the area are discussed.

Ruth appears for both the prosecution and defence in all criminal proceedings including trials.  Ruth appears in the Magistrates’ Court, County Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.  She accepts briefs in all types of criminal matters ranging from complex organised crime through to murders, assaults and sexual offence matters.  

Natalie’s primary practice is in criminal law, but she also accepts briefs in quasi criminal, family law and public law matters. Natalie has appeared in most Australian jurisdictions, including in bail hearings, summary contests, summary and indictable pleas and appeals.
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