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.

Sydney Police Officer Charged with Neglecting his Duty


A leading senior constable based at St George Local Area Command has been charged with four counts of neglecting his duties after failing to act on a complaint against a sexual offender who allegedly went on to sexually assault a seven year old girl at Kogarah Dance Studio last year. The man, 55-year old Anthony …

Lest We Forget the Futility of Gallipoli


Today, Australia collectively pauses to remember those who died in battle on foreign shores. It’s a day when the legend of the Anzac is celebrated and, as journalist Scott McIntyre and presenter Yassmin Abdel-Magied recently found, a day that can’t be questioned. The Anzac legend was birthed out of Australian and New Zealand troops’ involvement …

The Offence of Jaywalking in New South Wales


Ever wondered when and where you are permitted to cross a public road in New South Wales? Or what might happen if you cross the road unlawfully? Well here’s an summary of the main rules: You can only start crossing a road at a pedestrian light if the ‘man’ is green, You can only start …

Facebook Under Fire Over Fake News About Upcoming Federal Election


The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is reported to have asked Facebook to remove four items of unauthorised election content from the social media platform in the lead up to the 18 May federal election. The AEC, in partnership with ASIO and the Australian Signals Directorate, is said to be ramping up efforts to prevent the …

Sydney Court Hears Sexual Slavery Allegations


It is alleged that a Thai sex worker was spat on and repeatedly struck by her Sydney clients, then directed to “just put up with it” by the woman she lived with. The complainant was allegedly told she had to engage in a gruelling schedule of sex work in order to pay off a supposed …

Sydney Man Accused of Procuring Children for Unlawful Sexual Activity


It has been reported that a 46-year old man was arrested and charged with three counts of procuring a child after allegedly approaching several kids at Jarvie Park in Marrickville yesterday and encouraging them to engage in unlawful sexual activity. Police allege the man was also charged with offensive conduct and stalking / intimidating over …

Men Impersonate Police to Rob Currency Exchange


It has been reported that two men remain at large after pretending to be police officers in order to rob a currency exchange store in north-western Sydney. The men – dressed in black suits, black ties and sunglasses – allegedly entered the Eastwood store at around 1.20pm on Sunday before announcing to a 54-year old …

Another Catholic Priest Charged with Child Sexual Offences


It has been reported that a Catholic priest has been charged with nine offences involving sexual and indecent acts against five children aged between 12 and 15 when he was a band teacher, rugby coach and manager of a dormitory at a Southern Highlands boarding school in the 1980s. Police arrested 77-year old Father Anthony …

Suspected Misconduct by Juror Triggers Investigation


The Full Bench the New South Wales Court of Appeal has ordered an investigation into allegations that a juror in a sexual assault trial published a Facebook post calling for ‘sex predators’ to be ‘put down like dogs’, just a day before returning a verdict of guilty. The trial The defendant stood trial in Broken …

Julian Assange Faces Lengthy Legal Battle


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been found guilty in a British Court of breaching his bail and faces a battle against extradition to the United States. Mr Assange was arrested by British police after the new Ecuadorian President decided to end his asylum status revoke his Ecuadorian citizenship. Asylum status revoked Relations between Mr Assange …