Posts Categorized: Criminal Law

Cybercrime and computer offences in NSW


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim A 15-year-old student named Jessie left her Bega school in early 2018, after she was bullied by another student, both in person and online. The girl’s parents felt they had no choice but to place their daughter in another school, as staff at the current one failed to take… 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 »

The Offence of Manslaughter in New South Wales


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Mark Kenneth Jenkin was sentenced to almost two decades behind bars last week over the manslaughter of a 56-year-old pensioner. Known as the “monster of Mangerton”, Jenkin subjected Mark Dower to such brutal beatings over the course of a week in March 2015 that the victim died. Something of… Read more »

Catfishing Isn’t Illegal, But It Can Be a Way to Facilitate Serious Criminal Offences


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Melbourne northern suburbs woman Lydia Abdelmalek was found guilty in Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court in mid-April on multiple crime’s relating to her online harassment of six people. Arrested after her home was raided in April 2016, the 29-year-old is to be sentenced in June. Abdelmalek weaved a complicated online deceit,… Read more »