Articles by Sydney Criminal Lawyers

Judges and Lawyers Must Assist Those Who Represent Themselves


Every year, tens of thousands of people represent themselves in courts across Australia. They may do this because they cannot afford a private lawyer, are not eligible for public legal assistance such as legal aid, or simply wish to present their own case without relying on another person. If you represent yourself in court, you ...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 18 to 24 March 2019


In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Right-Wing Extremists: The Real Terrorism Threat The slaughter of 50 innocent people in Christchurch has led to renewed calls for a focus on right-wing terrorists, posing as ‘nationalists’ and ‘patriots’. Click here to read the article Journalist Manhandled by Premier’s ...

The NSW Government’s Relentless Assault on Civil Liberties


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim As the state election is looming, political commentators all agree that the results are going to be tight, so it might be a good time to reflect on the assault the O’Farrell/ Baird/ Berejiklian government has perpetrated upon NSW citizens’ civil liberties during its time in office. From the ...

Conspiracy Theorists and Criminality


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim A recently released research paper suggests that those who subscribe to conspiracy theories are more likely to commit low-level crimes, such as larceny. Psychologists from the universities of Kent and Staffordshire relied upon two studies to reach the conclusion that conspiracy theorists are more inclined to participate in antisocial ...

Right-Wing Extremists: The Real Terrorism Threat


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim The horrific massacre in two Christchurch mosques which was allegedly perpetrated by Australian white supremacist Brentan Tarrant has led to calls for a renewed focus on right-wing terrorism. On 15 March 2019, Tarrant allegedly slaughtered 49 defenceless people, including children, during prayer on Islam’s holy day of Friday. Another ...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 11 to 17 March 2019


In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Sydney Magistrate on Trial for Allegedly Sexually Abusing Teenage Boy The magistrate is on trial over claims he indecently assaulted a teenage boy nearly 40 years ago. Click here to read the article Criminal Lawyer ‘Struck Off’ After Being Convicted ...

Wage Theft to be Made a Crime


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim The federal government says it intends to introduce a national registry designed to reduce the incidence of worker exploitation by labour hire firms and to enact criminal laws against the deliberate underpayment of workers, also known as wage theft. The Migrant Workers’ Taskforce Report The Migrant Workers’ Taskforce was ...

All NSW Crime Categories Are in Decline, Except One


Statistics released by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) suggest that all major categories of crime except one are in decline in New South Wales, and have been falling for the past forty years. The Director of BOCSAR, Don Weatherburn, says overall crime rates have fallen spectacularly since the year 2000, but has ...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 4 to 10 March 2019


In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Woman Charged for Paying Bribes to NAB Executive The owner of a human resources company is alleged to have paid bribes to an NAB executive for the approval of inflated invoices totalling $40 million. Click here to read the article ...

Former NAB Executive Charged with Fraud


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim Former National Australia Bank executive Rosemary Rogers has been arrested and charged for her alleged role in an alleged $40 million dollar fraud against the brank. The charges Ms Rogers, the former chief of staff to ex-NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn has been charged with 56 counts of corruptly receiving ...