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Ugur Nedim

Ugur Nedim is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist with over 20 years of experience in criminal defence. He is the Principal of Sydney Criminal Lawyers®.

Mainstream Media Finally Stands Up!

by Amy Sarcevic & Ugur Nedim
After being targeted by the recent AFP press raids, journalists and media organisations are finally standing up against years of laws which – while passed under the guise of protecting against terrorism – are actually being used to silence critics...

Is It Illegal to Refuse a Strip Search in NSW?

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
In case you’ve been living under a rock over the last 12 months, the use of strip searches by New South Wales police has skyrocketed in recent years. NSW Greens MLC David Shoebridge released figures last December showing that the...

‘Any Extent’ of Injury Can Amount to Female Genital Mutilation, High Court finds

by Ugur Nedim
In a majority decision released today, the High Court of Australia found that a female’s genitals do not need to be ‘render[ed] imperfect or irreparably damaged in some fashion’ for the offence of female genital mutilation to be established. The...

The Crime of Poisoning in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
After one of the biggest medical disasters in our nation’s history, Australia’s ‘Thalidomide babies’ are still waiting for an apology and promised compensation. Who are Australia’s Thalidomide babies? Thalidomide babies were born in the late 1950s and early 1960s., when...

The Law on Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A 22-year old Western Australian man accused of burning a toddler with a cigarette lighter and boiling water has told Perth Magistrates Court the little girl tripped over and poured a pot of boiling noodles on herself. Jaycob Yarran, a...

Police Are Now Arresting Our Elderly for Protesting

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
In recent years, both our federal government and state and territory governments have passed sweeping laws to ensure those who speak against them or protest about their activities are silenced and criminalised. These laws come in many forms, imposing lengthy...

CBA Faces Criminal Charges for ‘Hawking’

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The Commonwealth Bank is facing 87 criminal charges relating to the sale of life insurance policies through its insurance arm, CommInsure. The charges relate to practices and sale techniques used in 2014, and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)...

NSW Police Officer Sent to Prison For Blackmailing Women Into Sex

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Former New South Wales Police officer, Vaughan Mark Hildebrand is behind bars, serving a 20 year sentence for his “cunning, calculating and manipulative” crimes. The former policeman pleaded guilty to 44 charges, including 11 counts of sexually assaulting four women....

The Penalties for Possessing Cocaine in NSW

by Ugur Nedim & Amy Sarcevic
“It’s just a bit of fun, I’m not hurting anyone. Everyone does it. It’s better than getting out of control on alcohol.” Indeed, the use of cocaine – a drug once used in soft drinks like Coca-Cola – is prevalent...

Changes to the 40KM/H “Slow Down, Move Over” Road Rule

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
As of this Thursday, the year-old New South Wales rule requiring vehicles to slow down to 40 km/h when passing emergency vehicles on the side of the road will be changed. Since 1 September 2018, the “slow down, move over”...
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