Articles by Ugur Nedim

Ugur Nedim Ugur Nedim is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist and Principal at Sydney Criminal Lawyers®, Australia's leading team of criminal and traffic defence lawyers.

#MeToo: Male Model Accuses Katy Perry of Sexual Misconduct


A model in megastar Katy Perry’s 2010 hit music video, Teenage Dream, has accused the singer of exposing his penis to a group of people. 34-year old Josh Kloss took to Instagram on Monday alleging that he and Ms Perry met several times after the singer divorced from actor Russell Brand and that, during one …
Google home

Thinking of Getting a Digital Assistant Device? Think Again


According to recent data, nearly 6 million Australians own digital assistant devices (DADs) like Google Home, Amazon Alexa and Amazon Echo. And it’s easy to understand why – for as little as a couple of hundred dollars, these cool little gadgets can accurately answer almost any question you can think of. They can make play …
Sydney city

“Shoot Me in The F***ing Head”: Knife Attack in Sydney CBD


It has been reported that at around 2pm this afternoon, a man walked along York Street in the Sydney CBD armed with a knife before stabbing a woman, after which he was subdued by members of the public. Video footage shows the man climbing on top of a Mercedes Benz station wagon at the corner …

Investigation Into Alleged War Crimes by Australian Soldiers Commences


The recent AFP raids were conducted as a result of a complaint by the Department of Defence about the leaking of documents which contain harrowing accounts of alleged war crimes perpetrated against civilians by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan. The former legal officer of the Australian Special Forces who leaked those documents, David McBride, told Sydney …
Fair work rally

Union-Busting Legislation Passes Lower House


The Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019 has passed the lower house of Federal Parliament, with the Coalition hoping to capitalise on the recent controversy surrounding CFMEU Victoria leader John Setka to gain power to control and even deregister trade unions. Parliament rejected a similar bill in 2017, but is vying for …
High Court

High Court Challenge Launched Against NSW Police Powers


Three men accused by police of being Rebels Motorcycle Club members – Damien Vella, Johnny Vella and Michael Fetui – have launched legal proceedings in the High Court of Australia against an application by the Commissioner of Police (NSW) under section 5 of the Crimes (Serous Crime Prevention Orders) Act 2016 (the SCPO Act) to …
Guilty or not guilty

The Rules for Changing a Plea from Guilty to Not Guilty


On 30 June 2004, Raymond Wong pleaded guilty before a magistrate in the Sydney Local Court to one count of committing an act of indecency, contrary to repealed section 61N of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). At the time, Wong was represented by a firm of experienced criminal defence lawyers. Mr Wong stood accused of …
Worker rights

PM Promises to Criminalise Wage Theft


Prime Minister Scott Morrison has promised that laws will soon be enacted that “deal with criminalising” the worst cases of worker exploitation. During question time, the Opposition quizzed the government on what action it would take to stop restaurants grossly underpaying their employees. The question came in the wake of the Migrant Workers’ Taskforce Report …
Doctor examination

The Offence of Sexual Assault in New South Wales


A Sydney doctor has been sentenced to a minimum term of 11 years in prison after being found guilty of sexual offences against 10 patients over a six-month period between September 2016 and March 2017. 62- year old Sharif Fattah was found guilty in May 2019 of 13 counts of sexual assault and five of …
Abortion laws

NSW May Finally Repeal the Crime of Abortion


A bill before parliament will overturn laws that were set down in 1900 which make abortion a criminal offence. New South Wales is the only jurisdiction in Australia that has not yet repealed criminal laws against abortion. But that may change with a law before NSW Parliament this week that intends to overturn those laws. …