Posts By: Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Supreme Court Slams Controversial Magistrate


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Controversial Magistrate Roger Prowse is at it again. As discussed in a previous blog, the Local Court magistrate caused a stir in May 2015, when he accused a police office of contempt and called a halt to proceedings against a man charged with common assault. On that occasion, defendant Tony Rugari… Read more »

NSW Court Rules that Eavesdropping Evidence is Admissible


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Czaba “Chubby” Magyari ran a well-organised drug syndicate selling large quantities of heroin and cocaine. The Hungarian national lived in a Drummoyne unit and had a premises in Bexley North he ran as a drug safe house. His groups was comprised of seven members – his ex-girlfriend Lilla Toemoeskoezy, who… Read more »

Eddie Obeid: from mansion to prison cell


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… Read more »

New Magistrates Join the NSW Local Court


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim The New South Wales local court has appointed 11 new magistrates – the largest appointment in several years. Attorney General Gabrielle Upton says the addition is an important step forward in achieving gender equality across the legal profession, as six of the new magistrates are women. Closing the gender… Read more »

Deaf Woman’s Fight to be a Juror

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By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim Section 80 of the Australian Constitution guarantees the right to a trial by jury for those who are tried on indictment for criminal charges; in other words, who are dealt with in the higher courts such as the District or Supreme Court. However, there is no express right to… Read more »

Malaysia Airlines Releases Information About Doomed Flight to Aussie Relatives


Federal Court hearings in Sydney have delivered surprising news for the relatives of victims of the MH 370 airplane disappearance. After refusing for more than 12 months to provide corporate records to assist the families of victims seeking compensation over the disappearance of flight MH 370, Malaysia Airlines has suddenly decided to cooperate. This is… Read more »