Competence and Compellability of Witnesses

High Court Rules on Whether Child is Guilty of Sexual Assault

Eddie Obeid: from mansion to prison cell

Brothers for Life Gang Leaders on Trial for Murder

Competence and Compellability of Witnesses

By Ugur Nedim - Published 08/01/2017

It is integral to our justice system that parties be able to require the attendance of witnesses at court to answer questions. A party, such as the defence or prosecution, will normally require the attendance of a witness by issuing them with a subpoena to ‘give evidence’ (ie testify). Failure to attend can result in… 

High Court Rules on Whether Child is Guilty of Sexual Assault

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 01/01/2017

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Doli incapax refers to the presumption that a child under the age of 14 is incapable of a crime under legislation or common law. This is presumed because a young child has not yet developed the intellectual or moral capacity to appreciate the difference between right or wrong. This… 

Eddie Obeid: from mansion to prison cell

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 16/12/2016

By Ugur Nedim and Sonia Hickey Eddie Obeid looked solemn and downcast as he learned his fate in the NSW Supreme Court in Sydney. The 73- year old former Labor Party kingpin has spent his first night behind bars at Silverwater Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre, but is likely to eventually be transferred to Long… 

Brothers for Life Gang Leaders on Trial for Murder

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 07/12/2016

By Blake O’Connor and Ugur Nedim Blacktown Brothers for Life gang leader, Farhad Qaumi, and his second in charge, Mumtaz Qaumi, are currently on trial in the NSW Supreme Court over the murder of construction industry figure Joseph Antoun, who was executed by a third party outside his Strathfield home on 16 December 2013. The…