NSW Courts Articles

Man Acquitted Due to Lack of Evidence of a Joint Criminal Enterprise

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 20 October 2012, three boxes containing 5,939 grams of methamphetamine arrived in Sydney from the United States. Said to contain clothing, the consignment was received by FedEx International Security and was addressed to a Mr Peter Suca, the operations manager at Esprit Toll in Lidcombe. Two days later… Read more »

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Courts Can Only Backdate for Time Spent In Prison for the Sentenced Offence

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 3 March 2014, Nathan Rodgers arranged to supply one kilogram of cocaine to two men. Unbeknownst to Mr Rodgers, he was the subject of a covert police operation. One of the buyers was a civilian participant and the other was an undercover police officer. The three men and… Read more »

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Lawyer Struck Off for Breaching Client Confidentiality

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim In January 2012, former regional NSW solicitor Denise Elizabeth King was retained by a client to represent her in proceedings regarding whether she could take her daughter overseas for a prolonged period with her partner, who was not the child’s father. By May that year, the client had raised concerns… Read more »

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Drug Supply Sentence Reduced as Little Known About Substance

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim In the early afternoon of 12 May 2014, a number of Kings Cross police officers noticed a car being driven erratically. The officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver, Ramy El-Sayed, whose demeanour raised their suspicion. The officers told the driver they were going to search him… Read more »

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