Posts Categorized: NSW Courts

Supreme Courts Rules COVID Fines Invalid as the Penalty Notices Did Not Specify the Offence

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim The overbearing law enforcement approach to the COVID pandemic, which had a focus on criminalising those who didn’t follow health restrictions, via the widespread imposition of draconian fines that were issued seemingly with no discretion and in the most absurd of circumstances. Following the passing of the pandemic, as… Read more »

Young Man Acquitted of Murder, After Key Witness Exposed as a Police Informant

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim In the early hours of 21 April 2008, a series of altercations between two groups of young men and youths in the vicinity of Granville railway station took place. One group, described as being of “Islander appearance”, included Edward Spowart and Firoz Mohammed, while the other, said to be… Read more »

Courts Must Apply a 25% Sentencing Discount for All Early Guilty Pleas

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On the afternoon of 19 December 2018, Belmont South resident Guy McCulloch suddenly reversed his car towards Justin Fuller, who was in pursuit of it on foot. Holding two machetes, Fuller then reached in and stabbed the driver five times, with one blow penetrating McCulloch’s liver fatally. Fuller was… Read more »