Posts By: NSW Courts

NSW Lawyer Struck Off for Misappropriating Trust Money

Lawyer standing

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim According to section 302(1)(f) of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW), if a lawyer is found guilty of “unsatisfactory professional conduct or professional misconduct”, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) can recommend that their name be removed from the roll of lawyers. The NSW Supreme Court maintains the… Read more »

The Rules of The Children’s Court in NSW

Tamworth court

Police have charged a 14-year old girl with murder after alleged killing in Northern New South Wales. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, did not apply for bail and will remain in custody until at least September when her case will be held in the Tamworth Children’s Court. The teenager was charged… Read more »

The Law on Drug Possession in NSW

Wyong Courthouse

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim At around 1.30 am on 27 March, NSW police spotted two people acting suspiciously in a Holden Colorado in an industrial area in North Wyong. And the officers proceeded to follow the vehicle into the driveway of an empty petrol station on the Pacific Highway. A man in the… Read more »

Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Alleged Murderer

DNA

By Blake O’Connor and Ugur Nedim A recent case with a very long history serves as yet another example of DNA profiling being used to solve crime. DNA profiling refers to the examination of biological material obtained from two or more separate sources to determine whether they are likely to have the same origin. DNA evidence… Read more »

Are Video-Links De-Humanising Court Proceedings?

Webcam

By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim Technology is infiltrating every aspect of our lives. Its ever-changing presence is affecting our work, our home life and even the way we keep in touch with friends and family. So it’s no surprise that one of our oldest institutions, our courts, are gradually embracing technology too. Audio visual… Read more »

Child Sex Offender Has Sentence Increased on Appeal

Holding cell bars

By Blake O’Connor and Ugur Nedim Radio shock jocks and tabloid newspapers often publish sensationalised reports accusing magistrates and judges of being ‘soft on crime’ by imposing lenient sentences on those who commit serious offences. Those reports are often presented in a misleading fashion, ignoring many of the facts to invoke the emotions of the… Read more »