Posts By: Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Dutton’s Loses Defamation Case as Tweet Hadn’t Implied Anything Untrue

Dutton’s Loses Defamation Case

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Dedicated refugee rights advocate Shane Bazzi posted a tweet late night on 25 February last year, which stated, “Peter Dutton is a rape apologist”. The tweet also featured a link to a June 2019 Guardian article titled, Peter Dutton Says Women Using Rape and Abortion Claims as Ploy to Get… Read more »

Totality and Parity are Important Principles When It Comes to Sentencing Co-Offenders

Supreme Court of NSW

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim At around 3.30 pm on 17 January 2020, Brendan Gilbert Wood and George Layton entered Kelly’s Asian Flower brothel posing as customers.  Whilst alone in the waiting area, the pair donned face coverings, Layton armed himself with an axe and a machete, whilst Wood held a machete. In threatening… Read more »

NSW Youth Koori Court Keeps First Nations Youth Out of Prison, Reports Finds

Koori Court

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim The latest NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) custody figures, which relate to the 2021 December quarter, reveal that in this state 43 percent of all young people being held in youth detention are First Nations children. This is despite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids only accounting… Read more »

New Chief Justice of NSW Releases Updated Supreme Court COVID Protocols

Lady Justice and COVID

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Recently appointed NSW Chief Justice Andrew Bell has issued a revised set of COVID protocols pertaining specifically to the NSW Supreme Court, and another set that distinctly deals with the running of criminal jury trials within the state’s highest court. These updated protocols took effect on 4 April. The onset of COVID-19 in… Read more »

High Risk Offender Who Breached Extended Supervision Order Has Sentence Reduced

Supreme Court Window

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 9 April 2009, Simon Monteiro was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for the aggravated sexual assault of his then girlfriend in her Bellevue Hill apartment on 2 January 2008. The rape was aggravated because the offender inflicted actual bodily harm before the non-consensual sex assault. The State Parole Authority granted… Read more »

Terrorism Offender’s Sentence Reduced, as His Words Weren’t as Serious as First Judged

Supreme Court NSW

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim A 17 to 18th of December 2014 meeting of some Australian Muslim men in their early 20s was occurring in in the garage of the Regent’s Park family home of Sulayman Khalid, which involved them planning a series of serious terrorist attacks on Sydney’s AFP building and Lithgow Prison. Later… Read more »