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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®.

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...

The Offence of Subornation of Perjury in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The defamation trial between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp may be over, but Australian authorities are still investigating Ms Heard over allegations she lied under oath during her criminal prosecution in Queensland in 2016. Illegal importation of dogs In 2015, the...

What are the Defences to Defamation in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim
Australia has historically been described as ‘the defamation capital of the world’ due to the ease by which claims can be brought and the difficulty that defendants face in overcoming them, as well as the fact that ‘third party publishers’ such as Google,...

The Laws Relating to ‘Vexatious Proceedings’ and ‘Vexatious Litigants’ in NSW

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Sydney property developer and former deputy mayor of Auburn City Council, Salim Mehajer, has been added the list of those who commence ‘vexatious proceedings’ in New South Wales, and his civil claim against 17 former associated has been stopped in...
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