NSW District Court Judge Criticised for Wasting Time

Common Complaints against Magistrates and Judges: Case Studies

Majority Verdicts in New South Wales

NSW Supreme Court Rejects Council Merger Plans

NSW District Court Judge Criticised for Wasting Time

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 23/04/2017

By Blake O’Connor and Ugur Nedim A controversial NSW District Court judge has been sternly rebuked by many, including his fellow judges, for reading a judgement aloud in court over a three and a half day period, rather than simply handing it down in writing. The judge’s actions have cost the parties and taxpayers many… 

Common Complaints against Magistrates and Judges: Case Studies

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 13/04/2017

By Kieran Adair and Ugur Nedim People who are sent to court are supposed to be entitled to a fair hearing, regardless of the magistrate or judge’s mood, or their personal opinions or prejudices. But unfortunately, this isn’t always the case in our busy court system. While it is often possible to appeal unfair rulings… 

Majority Verdicts in New South Wales

By Ugur Nedim - Published 08/04/2017

For hundreds of years, juries in NSW criminal trials were required to return ‘unanimous’ verdicts of either guilty or not guilty, in order for an accused person to be convicted or acquitted of a crime. This meant that all 12 members of the jury had to reach the same conclusion about whether the prosecution had… 

NSW Supreme Court Rejects Council Merger Plans

By Zeb Holmes - Published 04/04/2017

The remaining council merger plans of the the NSW government have been thrown into question after the NSW Supreme Court ruled that the process did not accord with procedural fairness. The Ku-ring-gai council has won its appeal against a proposed merger with Hornsby Council, with the court criticising the secrecy of the process. The ruling casts…