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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®.

Can I Be Refused Entry to a Premises if I am Unvaccinated?

by Ugur Nedim
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian recently announced that once 70% of residents in the state have both doses of a COVID-19 vaccination, certain ‘freedoms’ will be handed back to them– including travelling intrastate and attending restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals, gyms, sporting...

The Offence of Possessing a Commercial Quantity of Unlawfully Imported Border Controlled Drug

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Police arrested a 29-year old man on Thursday, 2 September 2021 at his home in Mt Colah in Sydney’s north, after raiding several properties including a storage facility in Hornsby. It has been alleged that the raids led to the...

District Court ‘Severity Appeals’ in NSW: Appeals from the Local to the District Court

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
29-year old Victorian man Anthony Khallouf was arrested in Sydney just days before the planned protest in the CBD on Saturday, 24 August 2021, after travelling down from Queensland. Days before the planned gathering, Mr Khallouf uploaded a social media...

The Offence of Intentionally or Recklessly Destroying or Damaging Property by Fire in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that at around 10.50pm on Saturday, police patrol officers observed a fire at a demountable building used for COVID-19 testing on Forrester Road in North St Marys, in the Penrith Local Government Area. Police says the...

‘Freedom Incentives’ to Get Vaccinated: Justified or Coercion?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Over the past few days, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has started to release details about her “pathway forward” for the state. Part of her plan is to allow those who receive COVID-19 vaccinations to have some of their...

Council Kills Dogs Over COVID-19 Concerns

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Bourke Shire Council in northwestern New South Wales recently ordered the killing of 16 rescue dogs over concerns the volunteers travelling to collect them might bring COVID-19 into its remote community. The dogs, which included “a mother and her puppies”,...

Truck Drivers Set to Protest Over COVID-19 Restrictions

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The nation is polarised over whether protests should occur during COVID-19 lockdowns. Those against these protests see them as an unjustified intrusion on the civil liberties of others, namely the right against being infected by the virus. They label protesters...

What is a Recognizance Release Order?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A former teacher at one of Sydney’s most elite private schools has been sentenced in court for sending sexual messages to a person he believed was a 13-year old girl. While 40-year Alexander Simpson didn’t know it at the time,...

The Crime of Concealing a Child Abuse Offence in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The leader of the Hillsong Church, Brian Houston, has been charged with concealing a child abuse offence perpetrated by his father, Frank Houston, in the 1970s. Brian Houston is a personal friend of the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, who...

Sexual Assault Charge Brought Over Alleged Rape in Parliament House

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The man accused of sexually assaulting Brittany Higgins in Parliament House in 2019, has been named, and will face court later this year. Former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann has been charged in the nation’s capital with one count of sexual...
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