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Dural, Steven (a pseudonym) v The Queen [2021] VSCA 82

COURTS AND JUDGES
Victorian Court of Appeal
Judge(s): 
Maxwell P and Beach JA
Parties: 

Dural, Steven (a pseudonym) v The Queen

Judgment Date: 
31 March 2021
Catchwords: 

COURTS AND JUDGES - Bias - Actual bias - Apprehended bias - Unrepresented defendant - Hearing adjourned without notice to defendant - Ex parte communication - Procedural unfairness - Defendant's understandable grievance - Need for strict observance of notice requirements - Judge's responsibility to manage hearings - Interventions did not display bias - No basis for disqualification - Application dismissed - Criminal Procedure Act ss 295(3), 296.

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