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Recklessly 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 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...

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...

Hyde Park Rapist Loses “Incoherent” Appeal

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim A man convicted of repeatedly sexually assaulting a teenager in Hyde Park in Sydney has lost his appeal case. Joseph Stephen Rosenburg argued that the 18-year-old girl had lured him into the park in an elaborate...

Mum Faces Court After Leaving Kids Home-Alone

by Ugur Nedim
A 28-year-old stepmother has been arrested after leaving her children home-alone while she flew out of the country. Speaking through an interpreter, she said the children’s passports didn’t arrive on time, forcing her to leave them at home while she...

Australians Sick of ‘Coward Punch’ Attacks

By January 2014, Australians were sick and tired of young people’s lives being destroyed by mindless violence during nights of heavy drinking. Devastating one punch attacks, which were then referred to as “king hits”, were causing increasing concern. At that...

Man Faces Court for Allegedly Spreading HIV

by Ugur Nedim
The Downing Centre Court has only been open for two weeks since the summer break, but has already seen its fair share of interesting cases. Perhaps one of the most disturbing so far is that of a man accused of...

Police Shooting Victim is Stripped of Compensation

by Ugur Nedim
His story might sound like something out of a nightmare, but for Justin McMaster, it’s a harsh reality. In the early hours of September 26, 2011, the then-19-year-old was sleeping with his family at home in Colyton in Sydney’s west,...
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