Posts Categorized: Criminal Law

From Committal to Verdict: The Criminal Trial Process in NSW

Jury Duty

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim A NSW District Court jury found former Australian Taxation Office deputy commissioner Michael Cranston not guilty of misusing his position to benefit his son on 15 February 2019. Following the verdict’s delivery, the 40-year ATO veteran held back the tears in the dock at Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court. During… Read more »

Lawyer Struck Off for Breaching Client Confidentiality

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 »