Judicial Review in Criminal Trial- A square peg in a round hole (CPD 1.5 hr)

5:00pm Tuesday, 27 June 2023
6:30pm Tuesday, 27 June 2023
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It is not uncommon for criminal defendants to seek to judicially review decisions made in the context of a criminal prosecution, particularly where there is no right of appeal.  A number of difficult issues can arise. Join our experts, Zannah Johnston (Crown Law) and barrister Simon Shamy, along with our chair, Phil Shamy as they provide guidance as to when, and how to proceed.

By attending this webinar you will gain:

A better understanding of the availability of judicial review in criminal proceedings, including:

  • how they can differ from “regular” judicial review
  • those decisions that are amenable to judicial review (and those that are not)

Practical procedural tips regarding:        

  • Strike out applications
  • Appeal vs judicial review
  • Parties/standing
  • Disclosure

Our Presenters


Phil Shamy 

Phil Shamy was admitted in 1985 and worked in a number of commercial firms conducting civil litigation until joining the Crown Solicitors in Christchurch.  He was a partner there for over 20 years during which time he conducted numerous trials on behalf of the Crown before joining the independent bar in 2014.  Since then Phil has conducted litigation on behalf of numerous clients with a focus on criminal jury trials and appellate work at all levels.


Zannah Johnston

Zannah Johnston is Crown Counsel at the Crown Law Office at Auckland.  She regularly appears for the Crown in criminal appeals and other proceedings including judicial review.  Prior to Crown Law she was a prosecutor at Meredith Connell in Auckland and Raymond Donnelly in Christchurch, where she conducted jury trials, regulatory prosecutions, and professional disciplinary proceedings.  She studied at the University of Otago, and obtained an LLM from the University of Toronto.  Zannah is also currently Deputy Convenor of Auckland Standards Committee 1.


Simon Shamy

Simon has represented clients in major cases before all the New Zealand Courts over three decades in relation to Criminal law, Commercial and Family law related matters.  He has successfully defended the accused in a large number of serious trials, including those involving charges of murder, serious violence, sexual, fraud and drug related offending. In addition, Simon appears regularly before the Appellate Courts. Examples of his appearances at Supreme Court level are R v Stewart [2009] NZSC 53, R v Hart [2010] NZSC 91 and B v B [2012] NZSC 71.

This webinar is free to members of the NZBA 

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Group pricing is available to non members as follows:

  • 3-4 attendees - $250.00 
  • 5-9 attendees - $350.00
  • 10-15 attendees - $450.00
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