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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®.

Did Gladys Berejiklian Breach Her Legal Obligation to Report ‘Possible Corruption’?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
New South Wales residents are polarised over whether Premier Gladys Berejiklian should resign after admitting to a long-term, secret personal relationship with disgraced former MP Daryl Maguire during which the pair discussed the latter’s questionable business dealings. The narrative put...

Should Gladys Resign?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
‘I stuffed up’. These are the words of Premier Gladys Berejiklian to the people of New South Wales, after evidence given to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) revealed she has been in a “close personal relationship” with former Liberal...

Can I Obtain a Visa into Australia If I Have a Criminal Record?

by Ugur Nedim
In July 2013, then 21-year old Patrick O’ Farrell pleaded guilty to manslaughter for killing 20-year old biomedical student Andrew Dolan in a street in Mullingar, Ireland on New Year’s Day in 2012. During the sentencing proceedings, the court viewed...

The Offence of Tampering with Evidence in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Senior Constable with the New South Wales Police Force has pleaded not guilty to five charges in the Downing Centre Local Court, including tampering with evidence with intent to mislead a judicial tribunal, doing an act intending to pervert...

Good Cop Wins Battle Against Unfair Dismissal

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A New South Wales police officer with an untarnished record has won a five year battle to get his job back, after a legal fight that’s cost the NSW Police Force $500,000 in legal costs alone. Sergeant George Zisopoulos was...

Is Leaving Your Vehicle’s Window Open an Offence in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Leaving your vehicle unattended with the window down is a little-known offence in New South Wales, but it’s an offence all the same and comes with a fine. One Sydney couple found this out the hard way, when police issued...

Magistrate Blasts Criminal Cops, Awards Defendant $100k in Legal Costs

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A Downing Centre Local Court Magistrate has awarded NRL player Curtis Scott $100,000 in legal costs after the assault charges against him were withdrawn and dismissed, slamming police over their multiple assaults against the intoxicated man as he was asleep...

Biggest Ever Anti Money Laundering Payout, But No Executives Criminally Prosecuted

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Banking giant Westpac admitted this week that it systematically contravened anti money laundering and counter terrorism financing laws, and has been ordered to pay a fine of $1.3 billion – which is the biggest in Australia’s history. But many are...

Can I Secretly Record a Conversation in New South Wales?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Former New South Wales homicide detective Gary Jubelin has lost his appeal against his conviction for illegally recording conversations with a person of interest in the William Tyrrell investigation. Earlier this year, the former detective was found guilty of four...

Journalists Can’t Be Forced to Reveal Their Sources, or Can They?

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
Press Freedoms and whistleblower protections have rightly been of concern of late. In June last year, the AFP conducted press raids on ABC and News Corp journalists. While Bernard Collaery and David McBride are both facing prosecution in closed courts...
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