Articles by Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Aussies Demand Federal Corruption Watchdog


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim More than 80 per cent of Australians believe a watchdog is required to make federal politicians accountable, similar to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in NSW. The new poll of 2285 Australians- carried out on Thursday night by data analysis firm ReachTEL- was gauged the public’s reaction to ...

Who’s at Fault? Dash Cam Video Sparks Controversy


A video published on the website of Dash Cam Owners Australia has sparked heated debate on social media pages, with some arguing that the police officer was at fault by plunging forward into another car, while others are adamant that the driver could and should have given way to the police vehicle. The dash cam ...

Centrelink to Amend its Flawed Debt Recovery Process


When Centrelink tweeted the Lifeline suicide helpline number in December, many began to realise the magnitude of the problems with the agency’s debt recovery initiative. Social media posts painted a concerning picture of an understaffed, under-resourced agency that could not cope with the pressure of its campaign to quickly recover alleged debts. At least 70,000 ...

Motorcycle Club Member in Court Over Brawl


A high-ranking motorcycle club member is facing court after a brawl at Wallsend in the Hunter Valley just before Christmas – and police are talking tough, promising to crackdown on club members in the region. Police attended the scene on December 9, where they say a group of men were fighting with weapons including a ...

January is ‘Divorce Month’ for Family Lawyers


The end of the year is meant to be a time to relax and unwind with family and friends. But for many, the financial pressures and unrealistic expectations of Christmas and New Year’s can take a heavy emotional toll. Add excessive alcohol and a claustrophobic atmosphere to the mix, and festivities can turn sour, leading ...

Aussie Singer Charged with Assault


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim It was a big weekend for Australian singer Shannon Noll. The star, who rose to fame as the runner up of Australian Idol in 2003, was involved in an incident with a bouncer outside an Adelaide nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning, where he ended up being ...

Don Dale Detainees Set to Sue Government


By Zeb Homes and Ugur Nedim Two former detainees at Don Dale Youth Detention Centre will be bringing a civil action against the Northern Territory Government. Twenty-year old Aaron Hyde and eighteen-year old Dylan Jenkings will be commencing proceedings for several alleged abuses, including fresh allegations of a tear gassing incident in April 2016. Abuse ...

High Court Rules that Police Interview is Inadmissible


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Richard Filihia was armed with a bowie knife when he entered a brothel on the night of October 24 2012. He stabbed the establishment’s receptionist Brian Gaudry, before fleeing with the cash he’d taken from the man’s back pocket. The receptionist subsequently died from his wounds. On the street, ...

Sydney Lawyer Charged with Indecent Assault


Forty-year old Carl Harrap of Seaforth is employed as a patent and trademark attorney at the Sydney office of law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. The firm’s website describes Mr Harrap as having “… particular experience and interest in assisting his clients to defend or attack patents in patent oppositions”. However, the experienced lawyer has been ...

Horrifying Footage of Axe Attack Goes Viral


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim CCTV footage of a blonde woman entering a convenience store and attacking two people with an axe has gone viral on social media. The horrifying footage shows the woman strolling into the 7-Eleven store in Enmore in Sydney’s inner-west wielding a large axe, before walking up to her first ...