NSW Courts Articles

How Do I Find a Good Criminal Barrister in Sydney?

For the vast majority of criminal cases, an experienced criminal lawyer will be able to handle your case from start to finish. However if your case is heading towards a lengthy District or Supreme Court trial, you may need to think about also engaging a criminal barrister as a part of your criminal defence team…. Read more »

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Are Specialist Courts Needed for Sexual Abuse Cases?

Recent years have seen a surge in the amount of sexual abuse allegations being made. A broad community acceptance over the past decade that sexual abuse exists has led to an increased willingness of victims to speak out which, in turn, has led to a significant rise in cases being brought before the courts. The… Read more »

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What are Vexatious Proceedings in the NSW Court System?

Last year a small group of protesters were stopped and charged by police. The charge was obstructing traffic. The protesters were anti-coal seam gas and were demonstrating when police arrived. The charge of obstructing traffic came with a paltry $67 fine. Several were arrested, charged with obstructing pedestrians and drivers as well as hindering police…. Read more »

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Stiletto Attack Heard in Downing Centre Local Court

Usually all the damage that a pair of tall shoes can do is sore feet, blisters and perhaps a twisted ankle. But this kind of shoe actually be used to inflict some serious damage. While not the most common type of weapon, a pair of stiletto heels was the instrument of choice for one woman…. Read more »

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Physiotherapist Faces Sexual Assault Charges in Woy Woy Courthouse

Police have arrested a man accused of indecently assaulting women during their physiotherapy appointments. Initially, arrested on 4 July after one woman complained to police, Youngjin Jung subsequently faced three additional charges. So far, five women have come forward and reported that they too had been indecently assaulted by the 34-year-old accused. The man appeared… Read more »

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Child Sex Offender Gets Bail in Burwood Local Court

An alleged sex offender who took advantage of the more lenient bail laws has been granted bail. The 62 year old father of seven didn’t want his daughter to “live a sinful life.” He evidently thought that his best option to insure this was to marry the 12 year old girl off. He has also… Read more »

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Can Police Intercept my Phone Calls?

Generally speaking, no. Police can’t intercept phone calls unless they have sufficient reason to do so. There are essentially three times when police can do this: When the parties being recorded consent; When police have a warrant; or In an emergency situation Warrants According to the Surveillance Devices Act, police may be granted surveillance warrants… Read more »

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