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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 for Aggravated Sexual Assault in Company

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A jury in Downing Centre District Court has heard that a then-19 year old woman felt “dead inside” when NRL payers Jack de Belin and Callan Sinclair allegedly forced her to have sexual intercourse in the early hours of 9...

Can I Have My Criminal Charges Dismissed Due to Mental Health? Section 14 Orders in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
On 27 March 2021, new laws came into effect in New South Wales to deal with situations where persons suffering from mental health issues come into contact with the criminal justice system. Among other things, the new laws cover: Applications...

The Offence of Intentionally or Recklessly Destroying or Damaging Property in NSW

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A 21 year old has been handed a community correction order and ordered to pay more than $40,000 after a boozy night he says he was too drunk to remember. During sentencing proceedings in Downing Centre Local Court, the Presiding...

Strip-Searched Teen Loses Bid to Have Her Case Heard in All-Female Courtroom

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
An Indigenous girl who was 15 years old when strip-searched by police has lost her bid to have her case heard in an all-female courtroom. The girl’s lawyers made an application in Wagga Wagga Children’s Court for men, including the...

Covid Passports: A Good or Bad Idea?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Covid status certification is being developed in the United Kingdom while, in New York, it’s already a reality. And many believe it’s only matter of time before the Australian Government considers implementing similar requirements here. The proposed UK Covid certification...

Donald Trump May Face Criminal Charges

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Former United States President Donald Trump is currently defending 29 civil lawsuits, and he’s also the subject of multiple criminal investigations, including one into whether he personally, along with the Trump Organisation, committed various offences of fraud – including bank,...

The Offence of Human Trafficking in Australia

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
In January this year, a 29-year old Australian from Lidcombe in Sydney became the first person to be convicted of human trafficking by coercing a person to leave Australia. It has been reported the man – whose name has been...

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Drug Importation in Australia

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Prominent Sydney horse racing figure Damion Flower has pleaded guilty in the Downing Centre District Court to charges of importing a commercial quantity of a border-controlled drug and dealing with the proceeds of crime. The 48-year old’s pleas come just...

The Offence of Procuring a Child for Unlawful Sexual Activity in NSW

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
An award-winning pianist has been charged with 20 child sexual offences for allegedly grooming a 13 year old girl. 30-year old piano maestro Jeremy So has been accused of ‘manipulating and controlling‘ the young teen during a sexual relationship after...

The Offence of Aggravated Sexual Assault in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Sydney pizza shop worker Ricardo Audish has been remanded in custody after a New South Wales District Court jury returned verdicts of guilty in just two hours for three counts of aggravated sexual assault. Mr Audish’s bail was refused despite...
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