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Intentionally Causing Grievous Bodily Harm or Wounding

What is Grievous Bodily Harm in Criminal Law?

by Ugur Nedim
17-year old Brae Lewis and his 15-year old girlfriend, Kyesha Finemore, had a tumultuous relationship involving frequent arguments and even physical violence. But on a fateful day in May 2016, the level of violence went to a whole other level....

Ending HIV Criminalisation

by Paul Gregoire
On 20 December last year, the WA Court of Appeal reduced the sentence CJ Palmer is serving for her conviction of recklessly causing grievous bodily harm by transmitting of HIV. Her overall sentence was cut from six years to four, and she’s...

The Far-Right’s Assault on LGBTIQ Communities

by Paul Gregoire
In another development in the current global shift to the far-right, the world’s fourth largest democracy Brazil elected extremely divisive presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro to office on October 28. And as seems to be part and parcel of the right-wing...

Teen Charged with Causing Grievous Bodily Harm

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A 17-year-old boy has been charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, after allegedly confessing to slashing a young schoolgirl’s face. Girl allegedly slashed on the way to school The 12-year old girl is alleged to have been...

The Foetal Manslaughter Debate. Should Unborn Babies be Separately Protected?

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
Currently in New South Wales, a person who destroys a foetus can be charged with causing grievous bodily harm against the mother, but not with a separate crime such as manslaughter or murder against the unborn baby. However, a recent...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Being prosecuted for a criminal or traffic offence can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter...

Queensland Police Under Attack

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
The Queensland Police Union has called for an audit into security at police facilities across the state, after a spate of attacks on stations, officers and even their homes. The Courier Mail reported on November 7 that a series of...

Appeal Court Finds GBH Sentence Inadequate, But Does Not Resentence

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
At 6.43 pm on 6 February 2015, Craig Lulham sent a text message to Bill, the husband of his friend Allison’s mother. It stated, “Bring the cops. I don’t care. It won’t stop me from smashing you are [sic] face...

Woman Stabs Boyfriend for Refusing Threesome

by Ugur Nedim
A man in the US has allegedly been stabbed in the arm and abdomen after refusing to participate in a ‘threesome’ with his girlfriend and another woman. The defendant, forty-two year old Teresa Gillard, met a woman at a local...

Horrifying Footage of Axe Attack Goes Viral

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
CCTV footage of a blonde woman entering a convenience store and attacking two people with an axe has gone viral on social media. The horrifying footage shows the woman strolling into the 7-Eleven store in Enmore in Sydney’s inner-west wielding...
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