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Criminal Litigation Workflow and Precedents

This is the second release in Thomson Reuters Know-How Series which is designed to provide Criminal defence Litigators with step by step information in the form of easy to follow modules about practice, procedure and the various tasks that lawyers involved in criminal litigation cases need to complete. The modules are designed to be used by criminal Litigators of all levels of experience.

Criminal Litigation Know-How provides comprehensive step by step coverage of:

  1. Initial steps in criminal cases;
  2. Applying for bail;
  3. Case management;
  4. Trial preparation;
  5. Sentencing;
  6. Appeals


What does Criminal Litigation Know-How include?

  • Step by step guide - processes are mapped out into clear and simple steps that efficiently guide you towards the right outcomes
  • Expert guidance - each step is accompanied by expertly written practical assistance and advice.
  • Tasks - the steps provide a separate list of tasks that need to be completed at each stage of a process.
  • Notes and further reading - highlight and link to related materials that provide guidance and supplementary information.
  • Forms and precedents - downloadable templates provided in context for immediate use. Download a precedent as a Microsoft Word document. Used in conjunction with the unique Thomson Reuters Precedents Drafting Aide, users can save and adapt precedents to their own, specific needs.
  • Same platform access - related research publications and additional precedents are also available on Westlaw NZ, subject to subscription.


Criminal Ligation Know-How follows the release of Civil Litigation Know-How. For more information about Civil Litigation Know-How, click here.

Criminal Litigation Workflow Author

Doug Ewen

Douglas Ewen

Douglas is the architect of the Criminal Litigation workflow steps and author of the expert guidance that accompanies each step. Douglas has practiced as a barrister since 1996. His work varies from human rights cases and judicial review to criminal jury trials and



Criminal Precedents Author

Frances Iggulden

Frances Iggulden

Frances Iggulden is a barrister specialising in criminal law. Frances is based at Sentinel Chambers in Auckland. Frances was admitted to the bar in 2009. She commenced her legal career in a small firm in Taranaki. During her time in Taranaki Frances specialised in litigation across a broad spectrum including family, civil, employment and criminal law



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