Sentencing Refresher – Getting the Best Outcome for Your Client (On Demand)

Recorded Seminar 2 CPD Hrs
Your desk or portable device


Sentencing is a key part of the Criminal law process, but just how well prepared are those acting and what could be done better? This On Demand seminar addresses a range of sentencing-related content, including co-operation with authorities, disputed facts hearings, ss 9 and 28 of the Sentencing Act 2002, victim impact statements, mental health aspects, transport and sex cases, as well as ways in which to help persuade a Judge as to the appropriate sentence.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain insights into co-operating with authorities and disputed facts hearings.
  • In respect of the Sentencing Act 2002, gain a deeper understanding of s 9 issues and s 28 reports.
  • Become apprised of the content and utility of victim impact statements.
  • Become updated on developments with sentencing in transport and sex cases, and where there are mental health considerations.
  • Acquire tips for achieving the best outcomes for clients through a range of practical strategies.

Who should view?

All those practising in Criminal law including youth advocates.


Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Kirsten Lummis
Meredith Connell

Following admission to the Bar in 1997, Kirsten has worked in criminal and civil litigation in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Since joining Meredith Connell in 2005, Kirsten has prosecuted more than 120 jury trials involving the full spectrum of offending. A significant number of these have involved allegations of serious sexual offending.

Jo Scott
Auckland Public Defender
Public Defence Service 

Jo Scott is the Auckland Public Defender and manages the Auckland office of the Public Defence Service .  The Public Defence Service is the largest criminal law practice in the country and the Auckland office is the second largest PDS office.  

Jo joined the Public Defence Service in 2004 in its first year of operation when it was a pilot.  Jo deals only in Legal Aid matters and has represented clients facing charges at all levels of the criminal spectrum, including murder, sexual offending, violence, and serious fraud offences.

Anna Longdill

Anna Longdill is a barrister specialising in criminal, regulatory, immigration and public law. 

She has handled cases from the District Court to the Supreme Court and in a wide variety of other forums including the Parole Board, Gambling Commission and Immigration and Protection Tribunal. 

She also teaches advocacy at the College of Law and is an updating author for Brookers Law of Transportation and has previously lectured on criminal law at the University of Auckland. 

Prior to going to the bar in 2015, she was a partner at Meredith Connell.  


Her Honour Judge Jelas