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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®.

Truck Drivers Set to Protest Over COVID-19 Restrictions

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The nation is polarised over whether protests should occur during COVID-19 lockdowns. Those against these protests see them as an unjustified intrusion on the civil liberties of others, namely the right against being infected by the virus. They label protesters...

What is a Recognizance Release Order?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A former teacher at one of Sydney’s most elite private schools has been sentenced in court for sending sexual messages to a person he believed was a 13-year old girl. While 40-year Alexander Simpson didn’t know it at the time,...

The Crime of Concealing a Child Abuse Offence in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The leader of the Hillsong Church, Brian Houston, has been charged with concealing a child abuse offence perpetrated by his father, Frank Houston, in the 1970s. Brian Houston is a personal friend of the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, who...

Sexual Assault Charge Brought Over Alleged Rape in Parliament House

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The man accused of sexually assaulting Brittany Higgins in Parliament House in 2019, has been named, and will face court later this year. Former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann has been charged in the nation’s capital with one count of sexual...

Can an Employer Force an Employee to Obtain a COVID-19 Vaccination?

by Ugur Nedim
Although he initially stated that COVID-19 vaccines would be ‘as mandatory as possible’, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has since assured the public that the vaccination will be voluntary. Despite the rhetorical backflip, many believe that in practical terms, those who...

Sydney Criminal Lawyer Loses Appeal Against Finding of Deceptive Conduct

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Sydney-based criminal defence lawyer with ties to conman Peter Foster has lost her appeal against a decision made by the Supreme Court that both she and Mr Foster engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to a fraudulent...

Police Establish Task Force to Track Down Protesters

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The response to yesterday’s protests in the Sydney CBD against COVID lockdowns has been fierce. A total of fifty seven people were arrested and charged with offences including failing to comply with a public health order and knowingly joining an...

What is the Drug Court Program in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Deputy Chief Magistrate Jane Mottley AM will be made a permanent judge of the District Court and will be sworn in as the Senior Judge of the New South Wales Drug Court in the coming weeks. Deputy Chief Magistrate Mottley...

Carry a Mask and ID, or Face Court or a Hefty Fine

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
It seems that hardly a week goes without the New South Wales government issuing a new public health order, or amending or adding to existing orders. As a consequence, it can be difficult to keep up with and digest the...

The Offence of Misconduct in Public Office in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A New South Wales Supreme Court Justice has found former Labor Ministers Eddie Obeid and Ian Macdonald, along with Mr Obeid’s son Moses, guilty over a corrupt tender scheme which netted them a windfall in the order of $30 million....
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