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Senior Crown Prosecutor - DPP Darwin

  • Darwin
  • Fixed Term for up to 4 years
  • Salary $221,844

 

Primary objective

Provide high level expert advice and legal opinion to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), other prosecutors and to both internal and external stakeholders relating to the prosecution of more complex criminal cases. Provide representation at the highest level for the Crown before all courts of the Northern Territory and the High Court of Australia in complex prosecutions, appeals and related matters.


Key duties and responsibilities

  1. Appear as Crown Counsel in the prosecution of complex matters before the Supreme Court.
  2. Provide high level expert advice and legal opinion to investigating police, the DPP and other prosecutors relating to the prosecution of more complex criminal cases.
  3. Manage the carriage and conduct of more complex and contested crown prosecutions, pleas, bail hearings and preliminary examinations, contest mentions, appeals and related proceedings in accordance with the Director’s Guidelines.
  4. Appellate work before the Court of Criminal Appeal.
  5. Appropriately consult, liaise, inform and negotiate with defence counsel, victims, investigating police, court staff and the Witness Assistance Service.
  6. Provide professional advice and support to other prosecutors and promote a team environment. Be a mentor and provide guidance and training to less experienced prosecutors.

 

Selection criteria

Essential

  1. Admitted or eligible for admission as a barrister or solicitor of the High Court or of a Supreme Court of a State or Territory of Australia.
  2. Ability to provide high level expert advice and legal opinion to the DPP, other prosecutors and to both internal and external stakeholders, relating to the prosecution of more complex criminal cases.
  3. High level knowledge of and experience in criminal law, practice and procedure. High level knowledge of the DPP Prosecution Policy and Guidelines and the ability to prosecute in accordance with the same.
  4. Working knowledge of Uniform Evidence Law.
  5. Proven experience and ability in the conduct of more complex criminal trials before a jury.
  6. High level oral and written communication and negotiation skills with demonstrated ability to effectively engage, negotiate and collaborate with other agencies, defence agencies, Courts, local communities, other external stakeholders and the general public.
  7. Proven ability to manage a legal practice in accordance with internal practices and procedures working with competing demands under pressure.
  8. Well-developed political and cross cultural awareness skills together with a sound understanding of Aboriginal issues relevant to prosecution services.

 

Desirable

  1. Relevant post graduate qualifications.

 

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Applications close Wednesday 3 July 2024

 

For further information please contact Patrick Williams, Deputy Director on 08 8951 5805 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Last modified: 11/06/2024 1:24 PM

Office details

Office: 3/6 Lindsay St. Darwin NT 0800
Post: GPO Box 2388 Darwin NT 0801
ABN: 62 208 314 893

Contact

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Telephone: (08) 8981 5104
Email: lawsoc@lawsocietynt.asn.au

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