Posts Categorized: NSW Courts

Supreme Court Grants Bail to Renowned Medicinal Cannabis Doctor

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim The medicinal benefits of cannabis have become widely accepted in Australia. Indeed, the Turnbull government passed legislation in February 2016, which set up a licensing scheme for “the cultivation and production of cannabis and cannabis resin for medicinal and scientific purposes.” However, the establishment of legalised medicinal cannabis has been… Read more »

Judges Must Explicitly Consider a Clean Record When Sentencing

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Just after 3am on 21 March 2015, Waqar Ul-Hassan was driving Muhammad Ijaz, Hashim Manzoor and Mohammed Aslam back to his place on Merrylands Road, after they’d all spent a night at a friend’s house in Styles Place, Merrylands. The Pakistani national, who was residing in Australia on a… Read more »

Sydney Lawyer Struck Off for Making False Declarations Regarding Driving Offences

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim In August 2013, a courier driver sought legal advice from Sydney lawyer Ms Jinhi Kim regarding ten traffic infringement penalty notices he’d received. The pair met, and Ms Kim told her client that she’d write to the State Debt Recovery Office stating he was not the driver. The lawyer… Read more »

Prominent New Zealand Barrister Struck Off the NSW Roll of Lawyers

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Going back ten years ago, Christopher Comeskey was New Zealand’s most recognisable criminal defence lawyer. He drove a Porsche, rode a Harley-Davidson, collected antiques and was said to eat salmon five days a week. The barrister rose to fame after negotiating the return of 96 war medals, which were stolen from the… Read more »

Judges Must Consider a Defendant’s Personal Circumstances When Sentencing

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Between May 2014 and January 2015, Tylar John Carter, along with his three co-offenders Jarrod Foley, Corey McLean and Matthew Murray, participated in a criminal group that broke into schools in the middle of the night and stole electronic goods. The group focused on Catholic schools in unpopulated areas… Read more »

Salim Mehajer’s Lawyer Sister Struck Off for Professional Misconduct

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 22 February 2013, Mr Anthony Elkerton of Dean Willcocks Insolvency Solutions was appointed liquidator of SM Project Developments, which was forced into liquidation by the Australian Tax Office in the month prior due to unpaid bills. The company was co-owned by then Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer, who was recently… Read more »