New Laws to Control What You Do at Home

Jury Hears Worst Child Sexual Abuse Case Ever

NSW Prosecutor Convicted Over Misconduct

Basic Steps in a NSW Jury Trial

New Laws to Control What You Do at Home

By NSW Courts - Published 25/08/2016

A suite of new strata laws were passed by the NSW parliament on August 12. The 90-odd changes outlined in the Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016 are said to provide a modern framework for people living in apartments and townhouses. Some of the key changes to strata laws include a more streamlined process for collective… 

Jury Hears Worst Child Sexual Abuse Case Ever

By Ugur Nedim - Published 02/08/2016

Lawyers and court staff are describing the trial of two parents accused of ongoing child sexual abuse as “the worst ever heard”. The horrific allegations were ventilated in Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court, where the girl’s father and mother stood trial over the past 12 weeks. The parents were charged with a total of 89… 

NSW Prosecutor Convicted Over Misconduct

By NSW Courts - Published 28/07/2016

By Blake O’Connor and Ugur Nedim Prosecutors in NSW are required to follow a range of rules, which include duties of fairness and disclosure to the defence. They are meant to act to a high ethical standard in the performance of their duties, recognising that a well-resourced prosecution carries immense power over those whose liberty… 

Basic Steps in a NSW Jury Trial

By Ugur Nedim - Published 24/07/2016

Clients charged with serious criminal offences whose cases proceed to a higher court – such as the District or Supreme Court – are often ‘in the dark’ about the steps involved in a jury trial. And why wouldn’t they be? Television shows often depict a dramatic trial consisting of a little cross-examination (almost always involving…