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Ugur Nedim

Ugur Nedim is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist with over 20 years of experience as a criminal defence lawyer. He is the Principal of Sydney Criminal Lawyers®.

Man Imprisoned for Assaulting and Raping Own Mother

by Ugur Nedim
A Western Australian man who physically assaulted his 56-year old mother before sexually assaulting her three times has been sentenced to a full-term of 17 years in prison. According to court papers, the man – whose identity is subject to...

Government Proposes to Ban Mobiles Phones from Detention Centres

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The Federal Government has proposed new laws which would give the Immigration Minister the power to ban mobile phones, computers and other items it sees fit from detention centres and other places of immigration detainment. The laws – a similar...

Google is a ‘Publisher’ and Can be Sued for Defamation

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Tech giant Google has been ordered to pay $40,000 in damages to an Australian lawyer after the Supreme Court of Victoria found the internet giant had enabled its search engine to publish defamatory content about him. The case centred around...

The Offence of Unauthorised Use or Possession of a Firearm in NSW

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A weekend away has been a costly one for twelve NRL Players who allegedly attended a camping trip in Taree during lockdown, with police handing out more than 19 penalties, and the NRL issuing hefty fines to some of the...

Covid 19 Tracking App: To Download, or Not To Download?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
More than two million people have downloaded the Federal Government’s COVIDSafe app since its release on Sunday, and the government is hoping for about 3 million more Australians to do so. But many are concerned about the app for a...

COVID-19: Victoria Introduces Judge-Only Trials

by Ugur Nedim
One of the few rights guaranteed by the Australian Constitution is the right to a trial by jury. The right is contained in section 80 of the Constitution, which provides that: “The trial on indictment of any offence against any...

Scout Leader Sent to Prison For Child Sexual Offences

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A former New South Wales scout leader has been given a full term of more than 31 years in prison after pleading guilty to 12 child sexual assault offences, including one count of sexual intercourse with a child under 10...

COVID-19: Over-Enforcement Is Undermining Confidence in the Police Force

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Amnesty International has added its voice to the growing calls across Australia for police to release the guidelines being used to enforce COVID-19 distancing regulations. Over the Easter weekend, after sending a strong message to all Australians to ‘stay home’...

Why Pell Walked: The High Court’s Findings

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
The full-bench of the High Court of Australia unanimously entered verdicts of acquittal in favour of appellant George Pell on 7 April 2020, in relation to child sexual offences in respect of which a jury unanimously found him guilty in...

The Offence of Termination of Pregnancy by an Unqualified Person

by Ugur Nedim
Until late 2019, it was a crime in New South Wales for a woman to have an abortion, or for another to perform an abortion or supply a drug for use in an abortion. These abortion offences were contained in...
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