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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®.

Law Enforcement Integrity Commission Lacks Independence

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Well before the creation of the ‘Super Ministry’ – the Department of Home Affairs – headed up by Peter Dutton, the government created a key anti-corruption body. The problem is that not many have heard of it until recently. Despite...

The Offence of Assisting a Suicide

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
In the days before Christmas, Western Australia became the second state in Australia to legalise voluntary assisted dying. More than 180 hours were spent debating the legislation in parliament, but under the final laws, terminally ill adults in pain and...

Dutton Slammed for Locking Up a Blind, Mentally Ill Refugee for a Decade

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A decision made by the Federal Court of Australia on Christmas Eve could have huge implications for large numbers of refugees locked up by the Australian government. For many years, there have been concerns about the arbitrary power the Home...

What is Stalking in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim
The SBS Insight program featured a segment some time ago about the nature and prevalence of stalking in Australia, with alleged offenders, complainants and police officers relating their experiences of such conduct and the criminal justice system’s treatment of it....

The Offence of Public Mischief in NSW

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A professor at the University of Technology, Sydney is facing court for allegedly making a complaint to police that she was the victim of harassing letters, when she actually sent the letters to herself. Police arrested and charged UTS professor...

The Offence of Sexual Assault

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Former Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein has been charged in Los Angeles with felony offences including forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force and sexual battery by restraint. Charges were laid just hours after Mr Weinstein appeared...

The Offence of Causing Bushfires in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that a 79-year old man from the south coast of South Australia was arrested on Saturday, 4 January 2020 and charged with four counts of intentionally causing a bushfire. Police allege the man lit four scrub...

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Making a False Accusation in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that a 19-year old British student is facing up to 12 months in prison after being convicted of ‘public mischief’ for falsely claiming that 12 Israeli men gang-raped her in Ayia Napa, a resort town on...

Is It a Crime to Import Cigarettes into Australia?

by Ugur Nedim
The tax on tobacco in Australia is astronomical, pushing the average price of a cigarette packet beyond forty dollars in recent months. The tax has been justified on public health grounds, and has been partially responsible for significantly reducing the...

Lockout Laws to be Relaxed in Sydney

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
January doesn’t just signal the start of a new year, it’s also when a range of new laws will commence in New South Wales. Rollback of lockout laws For many late-night business operators and socialisers, the rollback of lock out...
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