Traffic Law Forum

Gain crucial insights and skills from 5 leading legal authorities appearing in traffic matters. Explore law and best practice for everything from penalty notices and suspensions through to serious traffic offences. Benefit from expert guidance, strategic preparation, and in-depth legal expertise relating to both the available defences and running your traffic matters with effective advocacy. 243N44

Friday, 22 March 2024
Attend and earn 4 CPD units including:

3 units in Substantive Law
1 unit in Professional Skills

This program is based on NSW legislation


Gregory Heathcote, Barrister, Garfield Barwick Chambers

9.00am to 10.00am Penalty Notices and Associated Suspensions
  • Issue of penalty notices for offences of Drive with Low Range PCA and Drive with Illicit Drug Present in Oral Fluid 
  • Immediate police suspensions 
  • Suspensions by Transport NSW 
  • Advising a client in relation to the choice between: 
  • Appealing the suspension 
  • Seeking a stay of the suspension 
  • Making a court election 
  • Preparing for court  

Presented by Sophie Ogborne, Consulting Solicitor, Taylor Rose 

10.00am to 11.00am Exploring Serious Traffic Offences and Essential Legal Cases
  • Delve into the realm of serious traffic offences 
  • Gain a comprehensive overview of major offences, including Dangerous Driving Resulting in Death 
  • Work through essential legal cases and guideline judgments  
  • Unpack this distinct perspective in contrast to local court matters 

Presented by Andrew Tiedt, Director, J Sutton Associates; Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law; Leading Traffic and DUI Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2023 

11.00am to 11.15am Morning Tea Break


11.15am to 12.15pm Available Defences in Traffic Matters
  • Advising your client on available defences in traffic matters 
  • Available defences for speeding, negligent driving, dangerous driving, drink driving and others traffic matters 
  • Preparing your defence 
  • Calling witnesses in defended traffic matters 
  • Presenting your defence in court 
  • Managing client expectations in defended matters 

Presented by Jasmina Ceic, Partner, Nyman Gibson Miralis; Leading Traffic and DUI Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2023 

Professional Skills
12.15pm to 1.15pm Effective Advocacy in Traffic Matters
  • Preparation of subjective material for sentences and licence appeals 
  • What material should you obtain? 
  • What format should it be in? 
  • Thinking outside the box: options and ideas 
  • Advocacy in sentence & licence appeal matters 
  • Structuring your submissions 
  • Written submissions: when to use them, how to use them, how to format them 
  • Golden rules and “what not to do” 
  • Advocacy in defended traffic matters 
  • Understanding local court hearing basics 
  • Briefs, subpoenas, requests for information 
  • Expert evidence 
  • Tips and tricks 
  • Preparing clients for the Court room 
  • Client management and managing expectations  

Presented by Angela Cooney, National Practice Director, Armstrong Legal; Accredited Criminal Law Specialist; Recommended Traffic and DUI Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2023 


Mr. Andrew Tiedt, Director,
Andrew is a Director and Principal of J Sutton Associates. He is a Law Society of NSW Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law. Andrew has acted for thousands of clients who have been accused of criminal offences, including appearing for persons charged with murder, sexual offending, fraud, serious driving offences, drug supply and possession, violence, and internet-based offences. He is an experienced trial advocate and frequently appears without counsel in indictable matters, including jury trials. Andrew has been recommended by the Doyle’s Guide for both criminal and traffic law since 2019. Andrew is also the curator of the popular reference website

Ms. Jasmina Ceic, Partner, Nyman Gibson Miralis
Jasmina Ceic is a partner and defence lawyer at Nyman Gibson Miralis. She holds a Masters of Law and Legal Practice and is an accomplished criminal trial advocate, having completed advocacy training with the Australian Advocacy Institute. Jasmina advises and acts in complex criminal law matters at all levels of the court system, with a specialist focus on serious matters that proceed to trial in the Superior Courts. Jasmina has represented persons accused of serious traffic matters and has a particular interest in defended traffic matters. Jasmina has also represented persons charged with murder, sexual assault, complex international fraud, transnational money laundering, cybercrime, large commercial drug supply, and global drug importations. Jasmina was named by the 2023 Doyles Guide as a leading lawyer in criminal defence and traffic law.

Ms. Angela Cooney, National Practice Director,
Angela Cooney is the National Practice Director of Criminal Law at Armstrong Legal and is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist. She manages a team of around 25 criminal lawyers and paralegals nationally, as well as managing her own case load. Angela is a confident and formidable advocate for her clients. She commonly appears in very complex and serious matters but is able to assist clients with all kinds of criminal and traffic offences. Angela is an experienced court advocate having appeared in the Local and District Court, the Court of Criminal Appeal as well as in federal jurisdictions in a multitude of matters, including complex strictly indictable trials. Angela is passionate about providing clients with high quality and easy to understand legal advice and her experience allows her to provide clients with a first-class service. Angela has been practicing for over a decade in Criminal Law, firstly working in regional NSW before starting with Armstrong Legal. She achieved Accredited Specialisation in 2017, and was a recommended Traffic Lawyer by the Doyle’s Guide in both 2021 and 2022.

Ms. Sophie Ogborne, Consulting Solicitor, Taylor Rose Australia
Sophie is currently a consulting solicitor with Taylor Rose, and has previous experience in criminal law, civil law, family law and in the criminal and equity divisions of the Supreme Court. She was admitted to practice in NSW in 2020 and holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. Sophie now practices exclusively in criminal and traffic law, and draws on her experience working in multiple practice areas prior to specialising. Sophie regularly appears in the Local and District Courts of New South Wales in a range of matters from simple Local Court applications to strictly indictable matters and has developed a passion for traffic law specifically. Sophie’s biggest priority for her clients is vesting them with honest and thorough advice to allow them to make the best decision. Sophie is from a fourth-generation legal family and has always been interested in and passionate about legal practice and the rule of law. She is especially passionate about the environment, nature and sustainability. She is devoted to achieving justice for her clients and bettering her community. In her spare time, she heads a not-for-profit grassroots organization that aims to stop mining under the Sydney drinking water catchment.


Traffic Law Forum


Single Session
Friday, 22 March 2024
9.00am to 1.15pm Australia/Sydney
CPD Points 4
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