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Ugur Nedim

Ugur Nedim is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist with 24 years of experience as a Criminal Defence Lawyer. He is the Principal of Sydney Criminal Lawyers®.

Minimising the Risk of Unfair Prejudice in Jury Trials

by Ugur Nedim
In the eyes of many, the relentless adverse publicity against the man accused of sexually assaulting Brittany Higgins in Parliament House, Canberra on 22/23 March 2019 has made it impossible for him to ever receive a fair trial. Mr Lehrmann...

The Offences of Human Trafficking and Procuring a Child for Sexual Activity in Australia

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Former socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse young girls.  In December 2021, Ms Maxwell was convicted of a range of offences, including: Sex trafficking,  Conspiring to...

The Law, Defences and Penalties for the Offence of Common Assault

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A male teacher from an exclusive private school in Queensland has pleaded guilty to common assault after shoving a female student in the back with his foot. On 11 October 2021, 41-year old Travis Templar was employed as a teacher...

Channel 10 Hires Top Defamation Barrister and Warns Against Publicly Criticising its Presenter

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that television broadcaster Channel 10 has hired leading Sydney defamation barrister Dr Matthew Collins AM QC to go on the offensive against those who may defame presenter Lisa Wilkinson over comments she made during her Silver...

The New Bail Act Amendments: Against the Interests of Justice and the Community

by Ugur Nedim
In a typical knee-jerk reaction to sensationalised mainstream media reporting over a handful of thousands of bail applications that go through New South Wales courts every year, the Perrottet government has rushed through amendments to the Bail Act 2013 (‘the...

When Will the Prosecution Pursue a Retrial in New South Wales?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Queensland jury has failed to read a verdict in the trial of a homosexual man accused of sexually assaulting a female friend.  The jury spent 10 hours deliberating but was discharged after being unable to reach a verdict.  The...

Television Presenter Could Face Contempt of Court Charges

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The trial of Bruce Lehrmann, the man accused of sexually assaulting Brittany Higgins in Parliament House in 2019, was due to begin in the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory on Monday. But an acceptance speech by television presenter...

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Kidnapping in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Two teenagers who lured a Canberra-based businessman via the dating app Grindr to bushland on the New South Wales South Coast have been found not guilty of his murder.  Peter Keely’s body was found gagged, bound and battered in bushland...

Home Affairs Minister’s ‘God-Like Powers’ are Unconstitutional, High Court Rules

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The highest court in the land has found that powers drafted by then immigration minister Peter Dutton in 2015 and amended in 2020 which give the minister power to revoke a person’s Australian citizenship are unconstitutional as they breach the...

The Law, Penalties and Defences for Possessing a Commercial Quantity of Unlawfully Imported Border Controlled Drug

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Sydney man arrested and charged with possessing a commercial quantity of unlawfully imported border controlled drugs has been released on a $1 million security for bail.  Police allege that Wade Habkouk, who is the CEO and director of a...
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