‘Access to Justice’ for children and people with disability


Internationally renowned expert on criminal justice and the vulnerable will explore issues associated with access to justice.

Start Date

6th Jul 2017 6:00pm

End Date

6th Jul 2017 7:30pm


Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information

E.; T. 6226 2521

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Presented by

Her Honour Patricia Lees

Judge, Snaresbrook Crown Court, UK

About the speaker

Photo of Patricia LeesBefore her appointment to the Bench, Patricia Lees practised at the Bar for almost 20 years, both prosecuting and defending the full gamut of crime but with an emphasis on serious sexual offences.

HHJ Lees is the co-author of The Sexual Offences Referencer and has contributed to other published works for some years.

Throughout her career there has been and remains a focus on providing education for the profession.

Patricia Lees was for several years a pivotal member of the Criminal Bar Association’s education committee. She was also directly involved in an initiative to provide training for the Bar after the introduction of intermediaries.

After her appointment to the Bench in 2009, HHJ Lees was appointed a Tutor Judge for the Judicial College of England and Wales and in that capacity regularly leads seminars during the courses provided for the judiciary including for those trying serious sexual offences.

She is part of a pan-profession committee set up to address the presentation of their evidence and the treatment of vulnerable witnesses and defendants within the court system. She was involved in training those who now train advocates in cross examination of vulnerable witnesses.

Patricia Lees was an advocacy and ethics trainer for students and young barristers of Lincoln’s Inn for over 15 years.

Refreshments from 5.30pm

Hosted by the Tasmania Law Reform Institute.