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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®.

Honest Cop Wins Appeal

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Many Australians are cheering today, with the news that honest cop Rick Flori has won his appeal in Brisbane Supreme Court. It’s one of many battles the former Queensland police officer has fought, as he took and maintained a stance...

NSW Justice Amendment Package Part 1: Expanded Police Powers and More Criminal Offences

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
The state’s chief law officer, attorney-general Mark Speakman, has been busy thinking of ways to strengthen and expand laws which criminalise citizens and empower police officers. As a result, our state parliament recently passed what might be described as a...

Pregnant Mum Pleads Guilty to Multiple Fraud Offences

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A pregnant mother of two has pleaded guilty to multiple fraud offences in Wollongong Local Court after police raided her home and found a criminal to-do-list sticky taped to her bedroom wall. The list detailed the criminal activities she would...

No Right to Know: Government is Secretly Prosecuting Australian Citizens

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
Bohemian novelist Franz Kafka’s 1915 novel The Trial tells the surreal tale of bank clerk Josef K, who awakens one morning to find that two agents working for an unidentified government agency have turned up to arrest him on unspecified...

Robodebt is ‘Unlawful’, Federal Court rules

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The Federal Court of Australia has found that Centrelink’s debt recovery system is unlawful, in a decision that could pave the way for more Australians to take legal action. Deanna Amato is just one of robodebt’s victims, but her case...

Ongoing Drug Supply Charges Can Remain in the Local Court

by Ugur Nedim
Supplying a prohibited drug on an ongoing basis – or ‘ongoing drug supply’ – is an offence under section 25A of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or a...

Israel Folau’s Multi-Million Dollar Claim Against Rugby Australia – Baseless, Fair or Excessive?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Rugby fans around Australia have had mixed reactions to the news that Israel Folau has increased his claim against Rugby Australia to $14 million. The former Wallabies star and his former employer are expected to attend mediation in the coming...

Channel Nine Ordered to Pay Millions for Defaming Family

by Ugur Nedim
A court has ordered Nine Network Australia and journalist Nicholas Cater to pay four members of a Toowoomba family a total of more than $3 million for falsely reporting that they were responsible for floods that led to the destruction...

NSW Police Can Criminally Prosecute Citizens Without Providing Evidence

by Ugur Nedim
It is a fundamental principle of our criminal justice system that accused persons are informed of the evidence against them and have the opportunity to investigate the veracity of that material before their cases reach contested hearings or jury trials....

How Can I Get a Pro Bono Lawyer in New South Wales?

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
The Law Council of Australia warned in July that legal aid funding is at “breaking point”, following a high-profile murder trial in NSW having to be postponed because of the deplorably low pay rates that simply weren’t attracting barristers that...
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