Posts By: Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Prosecution Must Exclude Any Reasonable Hypothesis Consistent with Innocence in Circumstantial Cases

Circumstantial evidence

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Just after 9 pm on 30 December 2016, some teenagers appeared on the balcony of a Pennant Hills unit occupied by Simon Krisenthal and Mark Wordsworth. The teens entered via a staircase leading up from a back street, Pennicook Lane, to the second floor apartment that sits above a… Read more »

Arrested for Political Satire: The Contentious Charging of the Friendlyjordies Producer


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim The arrest of YouTube channel Friendlyjordies producer Kristo Langker has raised widespread condemnation for what many are asserting was a politically motivated act of police overreach on the part of plainclothes officers. Three detectives from the NSW Police Fixated Persons Investigations Unit showed up at Langker’s front door to… Read more »

Federal Court Labels Illegal Robodebt Extortion Scheme a “Massive… Stuff-Up”

Federal Court Perth

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim In his 11 June ruling on the class action taken against the Coalition government’s Centrelink robodebt scheme, Federal Court Justice Bernard Murphy said that rather than “a conspiracy”, he found the unlawful automated debt collection initiative to be “a stuff-up”, albeit “a massive one”. Initiated by then social services… Read more »

What Are Police Powers in NSW?

NSW Police Emblem

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 6 June 2001, then NSW police minister Paul Whelan announced that an exposure draft of a bill that consolidated most state police powers was about to be released. This legislation would also soon incorporate new law enforcement powers to “crack down on drug dealing in Cabramatta”. Then NSW… Read more »

Questions Remain After Judge Corrects Sentencing Error for Manslaughter of Transgender Woman

Transgender manslaughter

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On the afternoon of 20 September 2019, 31-year-old RAAF corporal Rian Toyer became aware that Mhelody Bruno was continuing to use Grindr, despite the pair having met on the app three weeks prior and been in an intimate relationship ever since. The pair argued. Toyer removed Bruno’s belongings from… Read more »