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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®.

The Law, Penalties and Defences Relating to Money Laundering in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Sydney millionaire has been arrested and charged after police claim to have found $7 million dollars in a backyard bunker. Well known businessman, 39-year old Hugo Jacobs was arrested at Sydney Airport before boarding a flight to Dubai after...

Government to Pay $1.8 Billion Over Illegal Robodebt Extortion Scheme

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Federal Court judge has approved a $1.8 billion settlement for victims of the Federal Government’s illegal Robodebt recovery scheme, while at the same time delivering a scathing assessment of the government’s failure in ‘public administration’. The approval signals the...

Sydney Police Officer and Catholic Priest Charged with Child Abuse Material Offences

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A Catholic Priest and Police Officer, both based in Sydney, have been charged with child abuse material offences after an investigation by the Professional Standards Command in May this year into data being stored on and distributed from an electronic...

Can Police In NSW Search Through Your Phone Without a Warrant?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Queensland police have come under fire for their inconsistent treatment of travellers coming into the state, and making authoritarian requests to check passenger phone data. Passengers arriving into the Sunshine Coast Airport have posted online about being confused and angry...

Christian Porter Defamation Case: Should He Have Fought On?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Christian Porter and the ABC have reached a settlement via mediation, ending the defamation lawsuit brought against the national broadcaster by the former Attorney General. It is understood that no financial payments were made to Mr Porter. The backstory Christian...

Retrial Ordered Due to Judge’s Failure to Give Fair and Proper Directions to Jury

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
According to the Crown, David Melia pulled into a service station in the Sydney southwestern suburb of Ruse to buy tobacco on the night of 26 June 2018. After being approached by Frank McGuiness, Melia agreed to drive the stranger...

What is False Imprisonment in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A false imprisonment occurs where a person is detained in contravention of the law. It can happen where police officers exercise an unlawful arrest; in other words; arrest a person in the absence of a warrant and without complying with...

What are the Penalties for Prohibited Drug Offences in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim
The main piece of legislation in New South Wales which facilitates the prohibition of drugs is the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (‘the Act’). The main criminal offences contained in the Act are divided into two parts: Summary offences...

The Offence of Tampering With Evidence in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A New South Wales police officer who was found guilty of assaulting a Sydney woman during an illegal arrest and then falsifying evidence to “mislead a judicial tribunal” has been suspended on full pay. Senior constable Mark Follington was charged...

Driving While Using iPads, iPods, TVs, CBs, Sat Navs and Phones in NSW: What Does the Law Say?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
The law can be a complex beast, and one of the most confusing are indeed inconsistent areas is traffic law in New South Wales. We recently posted an article about the fact that using Bluetooth to stream music while driving...
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