A Hobart lawyer alleged to have perverted justice in Susan Neill-Fraser's appeal bid is set to face trial in October.
Jeffrey Ian Thompson formerly represented Neill-Fraser who is serving a 23-year jail sentence for the murder of her partner Bob Chappell in 2009.
Mr Thompson is charged with two counts of perverting justice over his alleged attempt to influence witness Stephen John Gleeson to manufacture evidence in Neill-Fraser's favour.
He has pleaded not guilty.
Justice Michael Brett is yet to rule on a preliminary legal argument but told the Hobart Supreme Court on Monday the most sensible time for the trial would be the first week of the October sittings.
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The preliminary argument centres on Mr Thompson's claim documents seized by police in relation to the case are subject to legal privilege.
The Crown's position is no privilege exists.
Mr Thompson's lawyer John Munro on Monday gave submissions related to a photo board shown to Mr Gleeson during Neill-Fraser's matter.
Mr Munro said the photo board was shown to Mr Gleeson by Neill-Fraser's legal team after it had been introduced to the court by the Director of Public Prosecutions Daryl Coates.
"The key point is the photo board was led in the cross-examination of [witness] Meaghan Vass," Mr Munro said.
Crown prosecutor Jackie Hartnett said it was not relevant who deployed the photo board.
"[Neill-Fraser's lawyer Tom Percy] used it to lead Mr Gleeson in a purposeful way," Ms Hartnett said.
The matter was adjourned with a further directions hearing to be held on March 19 at 4.15pm.